Worried about new Velid chameleon

Lstrean26

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I purchased a new male Velid chameleon from the pet store 4 days ago. I haven’t made contact with it yet. It gets misted for a minute and a half every 6 hours and has a digger at night. Its temperatures are good. It has been eating fine. It has some white stuff around the mouth and cask. I assumed the white around the mouth is calcium powder. I worried because I haven’t seen it drink yet, he dosent look dehydrated u just haven’t seen him drink whenever he gets misted. Whenever I enter the room or see it, it turns a darker green and gets small black spots all over its body. Just wanted to make sure it looked fine and I shouldn’t be worried.
 

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Hello and warmest welcomes to you! Lets check out your husbandry as a place to start. There is a lot of incorrect information out there about chameleons unfortunately. This will help us help you the most so give us as much detail as you can possibly provide :)

Chameleon Info:

  • Your Chameleon - The species, sex, and age of your chameleon. How long has it been in your care?
  • Handling - How often do you handle your chameleon?
  • Feeding - What are you feeding your cham? What amount? What is the schedule? How are you gut-loading your feeders?
  • Supplements - What brand and type of calcium and vitamin products are you dusting your feeders with, and what is the schedule?
  • Watering - What kind of watering technique do you use? How often and how long do you mist? Do you see your chameleon drinking?
  • Fecal Description - Briefly note colors and consistency from recent droppings. Has this chameleon ever been tested for parasites?
  • History - Any previous information about your cham that might be useful to others when trying to help you.

Cage Info:
  • Cage Type - Describe your cage (Glass, Screen, Combo?) What are the dimensions?
  • Lighting - What brand, model, and types of lighting are you using? What is your daily lighting schedule?
  • Temperature - What temp range have you created (cage floor to basking spot)? Lowest overnight temp? How do you measure these temps?
  • Humidity - What are your humidity levels? How are you creating and maintaining these levels? What do you use to measure humidity?
  • Plants - Are you using live plants? If so, what kind?
  • Placement - Where is your cage located? Is it near any fans, air vents, or high-traffic areas? At what height is the top of the cage relative to your room floor?
  • Location - Where are you geographically located?

Current Problem -
 
Hello and warmest welcomes to you! Lets check out your husbandry as a place to start. There is a lot of incorrect information out there about chameleons unfortunately. This will help us help you the most so give us as much detail as you can possibly provide :)

Chameleon Info:

  • Your Chameleon - The species, sex, and age of your chameleon. How long has it been in your care?
  • Handling - How often do you handle your chameleon?
  • Feeding - What are you feeding your cham? What amount? What is the schedule? How are you gut-loading your feeders?
  • Supplements - What brand and type of calcium and vitamin products are you dusting your feeders with, and what is the schedule?
  • Watering - What kind of watering technique do you use? How often and how long do you mist? Do you see your chameleon drinking?
  • Fecal Description - Briefly note colors and consistency from recent droppings. Has this chameleon ever been tested for parasites?
  • History - Any previous information about your cham that might be useful to others when trying to help you.

Cage Info:
  • Cage Type - Describe your cage (Glass, Screen, Combo?) What are the dimensions?
  • Lighting - What brand, model, and types of lighting are you using? What is your daily lighting schedule?
  • Temperature - What temp range have you created (cage floor to basking spot)? Lowest overnight temp? How do you measure these temps?
  • Humidity - What are your humidity levels? How are you creating and maintaining these levels? What do you use to measure humidity?
  • Plants - Are you using live plants? If so, what kind?
  • Placement - Where is your cage located? Is it near any fans, air vents, or high-traffic areas? At what height is the top of the cage relative to your room floor?
  • Location - Where are you geographically located?

Current Problem -

Welcome to the forum!

What colour are the urates your chameleon is producing?
I saw the feces and it was moist but I didn’t see a urate, not sure if it got separated.
 
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