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January 31, 2006

Showering Chameleon

How to make sure that a chameleon is well hydrated:

veiled chameleon in the shower Veiled chameleon in the shower (close up)

A two or three of those per week, with lukewarm water, gives the chameleon the wet look.

Posted by Jeff at January 31, 2006 02:05 PM


Do the chameleons get stressed out or anything like that when they are directly sprayed with warm water? Also what is the best way to hydrate your veiled chameleon?

Posted by: Stephen Coates at March 18, 2006 09:17 AM

My cham loves the shower thing....thanx 4 the idea.

Posted by: Caitlin at April 7, 2006 10:32 AM

i think my cham mayby about tolay her eggs as her body has swollen up a bit but she has become very weak.is this normal??please reply asap!thanx

Posted by: Gaz at April 10, 2006 07:04 AM

do chameleons {especially more agressive types such as the vieled}bite hard? Do they bite commonly? should i wear gloves when handling them? I have read most webpages and books about chameleons but have not seen this question asked or answer. someone please respond.

great web page jeff

Posted by: future cham owner at April 11, 2006 06:23 PM

hey people i might be gettin a cameleon and i need a tips on how to take care of it so email me on davidhanmer3@hotmail.com
thanx bye

Posted by: dave at May 12, 2006 02:51 PM

Hey U all!Thanx 4 a great website but I desperately need some expert advice on taking care of my cham otherwise he might die!Something is wrong and i dont know what to do-he is sleepy all the time and doesnt want to eat or drink water-do they become a bit inactive like in a type of hibernate state in the winter or what? plz help i cant bear to see him like this...

Posted by: Natascha at June 17, 2006 02:55 AM

Ok i have a 1/1.2 old chameleon i got him about amonth ago.. since i have had him he has shedded about 2 or 3 times.. he hates showering..and i dont kno what to do..kan some one help me!! PLEASE!!

Posted by: Ashley at June 25, 2006 07:16 PM

my cham only eats a few crickets a day is this ok? He will eat 3 or more supreworms and lettuce. should i try more crickets?

Posted by: Max at September 12, 2006 09:03 AM

I am getting a veiled chameleon in 6 days and can use some knowledge. So if you might have some knowledge for me to obtain to help my veiled chameleon live a better life please email me.

Posted by: Jordon at September 18, 2006 04:57 PM

My cameleon won't go poo and looks like he is burping. Is there a blockage or something?? What should I do??? Please email me back asap.


Posted by: Liz at November 23, 2006 07:53 PM


I am getting a Chameleon in the next couple of weeks and would appreciate some knowledge on how to look after and keep it in the best environment possible.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks Paul jnr

Posted by: paul jnr at December 8, 2006 01:48 PM

my male panther chamleon left eye is a little weak and i dont know why..he eats alot and i have a auto mistter in an 6 foot cage..please help

Posted by: LEN at January 14, 2007 04:21 PM

help is mt cham able to eat fruit or greens like lettuce when he is just a baby?

Posted by: jamie at January 19, 2007 01:24 PM

We have a juvenile chameleon, about 2 months, who can't open his one eye? I think he got sap in his eye from the ficus plant. Do you have any ideas? Thanks

Posted by: hofmann at February 19, 2007 01:13 PM

I am thinking about getting a veiled cham. do they..
get out of their cage
are they able to be picked up?
I would really be thankful for the answer to these questions and other vital facts. let me know

Posted by: kevin at February 24, 2007 03:45 PM

I wanted to know what it means when your veil chameleon hisses at you. Does that mean it's going to bite me? I am very afraid to touch him now. Please someone can you answer my questions.

Posted by: Lacee at February 27, 2007 06:46 PM

Lacee: it just means he wamts u to back off..

Posted by: caitlin at March 7, 2007 08:33 PM

I desperately need some expert advice on taking care of my cham otherwise he might die!Something is wrong and i dont know what to do-he is sleepy all the time and doesnt want to eat or drink water-do they become a bit inactive like in a type of hibernate state or what? plz help i cant bear to see him like this...

Posted by: Marbel Lewis at April 2, 2007 05:14 PM

Hey i am having the same problem as "Marbel Lewis"

I've had my chameleon for about 4 months now, and she was doing really well. However, I just switched her to a larger tank and now she is very lathargic. All she does is sleep and rarely eats/drinks. She even falls asleep while I hold her. I've been researching like crazy but have yet to find any answers. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.


Posted by: Alexa at April 23, 2007 04:14 PM

Hey Jeff
I just got a 4 month old female. I keep her in my room and I blocked the ac to prevent the room from being cold. I also have a heat lamp and UV lamp, I notice she is not as active as when I first got her, what else can I do? My cage is not a glass tank.
Thanks Andrea

Posted by: Andrea at June 14, 2007 08:14 AM

hey I am going to get a juvenile chameleon soon, or mabey not soon well i dont know but anyway I was wondering if anyone had any tips... PLZ HELP!!! i will really apreactiate it so ye ive been on the computer searching like a freak and yeah (it gave me barely anything) ppplllllzzzzz help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Lucas at June 25, 2007 10:09 AM

how do I get my veiled chameleon to change color? How can I tell how old she is?
What is a good temp for her to be happy?

Posted by: dan at July 4, 2007 09:32 PM

i got my chameleon about a week or 2 ago shes doing great her name is ophelia. recently though i have noticed shes more of a darker color then the neon green she was when i got her, she is active when u hold her but most of the time shes up right under the light and she like lays down like bathing the sun.... honestly she looks depressed to me. is this normal? i also need help to find out a good schdule for her if you can give me some tips it would be most appreciated. thx

Posted by: misty at July 13, 2007 12:53 PM

wouldnt the chameleon get stressed when you move it from its cage to the tree?

Posted by: brandon at July 14, 2007 02:26 PM

i am thinking of getting a veiled chameleon, i what kind of lighting should i use, cage size, humidity, food? also, can i handle it a lot, do they enjoy unlight? real plants, oopen dirt? thanks.

Posted by: sebastian Millar at July 14, 2007 02:32 PM

Do Veiled Chamleons bite? how hard and what should i do to keep him non agressive? We have a moving fountain in his cage, he drinks from it fine. he looks good and eats everyday. He eats crikets, mealworn and the bettles and waxworms. he loves to eat the hibiscus tree and flowers. we don't mist. He has shedded several times since buying him 6 months or so. Hes very active. He is about 6 inches without tail. I'm not sure how old he is. Is there some way to tell how old they are? Do we need to do anything else? What else can they eat?

Posted by: Gloria at July 26, 2007 06:41 PM

Hi, I've got a chameleon called Kiki, but lately she hasn't been looking to good. A week or so ago I was giving her a drink and she started like shuddering-is that normal, cus it really scared me! Plus she doesn't like her cage so she window wipes, so we let her out onto this massive tree we bought her, but she doesn't always stay on it. Sometimes she goes walkies and either climbs on the ironing board, Goes behind the TV or climbs ontop of her cage! Is it normal? Also she seems to have lost a nail-and I'm not sure if that should happen, but one day we got her out of her cage and one of her nails were missing. It really scared me and I hate seeing her like this. It would break my heart to see her keel over. Please respond as soon as poss! Thanks, Rhiannon

P.S. If any of you have any other information my email is fantabuloush_moomin@hotmail.co.uk Thanks!

Posted by: Rhiannon at July 30, 2007 02:05 PM

Hello all! I am thinking of getting a pair of veiled chameleons. My question is: I have a huge tank for them which is screened on one side and most of the top, Is this going to work? Also, can these two be housed together? The pet shop I am buying them from has them in the same cage and was wondering if that was ok or not. I'm not sure how old they are but the male is about 5 inches with out tail and the female a little smaller. I have experience with reptiles and pretty much know what I am doing as far as lighting and such. I see alot of people on here with sick animals. Are these guys really that hard to take care of? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Posted by: Jodee at August 13, 2007 04:47 PM

Hi, I have been researching a couple of things. I see a lot of questions here, but no answers. I hope someone can help me.

I got a veiled chameleon about 2 weeks ago after previously raising a Savannah Monitor for 11 years, a Uromastyx for 9, and other lizards. I figured it was time to give a chameleon a try, I know they are a little ore difficult to raise but I've always wanted one and I figured I was ready. I believe mine is a female, and it's about 6 to 8 months old. It came to me a little bit skinny, but after 2 weeks of tons of crickets, she seems to have fattened up and grew about a 1/2 inch to an inch in the 2 weeks I've had her.

However, just yesterday she got very sluggish, didn't want to move much, and won't open one of her eyes. The eye won't move, even if I gently touch it.

Up until yesterday if I came near her cage she went and hid, and if I picked her up she liked to move around a lot. Yesterday I picked her up and she didn't move a bit and did not want to get off of my hand, and this is very different behavior than what I previously saw. And again, the eye....

What's going on and what do I do? I've been extensively misting her tank at least twice a day and she drinks everytime I do, and as I said she has a large amount of crickets to eat. The eye thing is bugging me, and I don't understand how she could haver gotten so sluggish out of nowhere.

Any advice?

Posted by: Vince at August 21, 2007 08:36 AM

We purchased a Yemen Chameleon, a little fellow named George. We was told by the store to feed him crickets. He doesn't seem to eat them, in fact he looks scared of them. I purchased mealworms and waxworms, but was then told only to give him one (waxworm)a week. I offered him one off my hand and he yomped it down. Is there a limit to how many worms to give them. Without the tail he about 4" long. Cheers.
Great site by the way

Posted by: Gerry at September 1, 2007 07:31 AM

I'm getting a veiled this week
but I remind noticing it's legs trembled while it was walking...
was there any problem with it?
help please

Posted by: gaio at September 25, 2007 03:18 PM

We had a veiled chameleon for approx five years. On friday he turned a sickly yellow and I said that if he wasn't better in the am we'd go to the vet. Izzy didn't make it. Old age? or something else? I recived another, R.C. for my birthday today and he is totally different than Izzy. I am so excited and happy to have been entrusted with this amazing creature. All I can tell is that gut loading the crickets and dusting them with a calicum and vitiman will help keep the chameleon healthy. Any other suggestions?

Posted by: Michael at October 1, 2007 08:42 PM

Just wondering what types of plants are good formy new baby lol!!!!!

Posted by: cammy at November 30, 2007 07:38 AM

honey is a wonderful 2 month old baby veiled chameleon, and i was just wondering, around what age do they start tp change colors at? and if we wanted to feed her fresh greens, how do we go about doing that? do we cook them first them cool them in the fridge and then cut them up and hand feed it to her....and we seen that she needs alot of vitimin c and calcium...how can we give her that?.....


Posted by: Alyssa at December 14, 2007 07:00 AM

why do chamleons vibrate, as when holding my 6 month old female she some times vibrates

Posted by: kerrie at December 16, 2007 09:08 AM

i have had my veiled chameleon for a few weeks. He seems to be doing well even though he is getting shyer and sometimes now he opens his mouth like he is going to bite me. Do they bite. Also i make it rain in his cage a few times a day and he seems hydrated even though he has some yellow in his poops, is this cause for concern? any help would be greatly appreciated

Posted by: Christopher Plymale at January 4, 2008 07:01 PM

gaio: the shaky walk thing is apparently to simulate leaves blowing in the wind, as their bodies are leaf shaped its like a camoflauge thing... not sure if this is true but it funny watching them do it!!

Posted by: leo at January 6, 2008 05:31 PM

I have recently bought a veiled chameleon. To start off he appetite was fine. However, the crickets are starting to get bigger and he is getting more scared of them that anything, he end up just hissing at them and running away. I'm worried that he doesnt eat propperly. Should i try a different diet with him?
Somebody please reply!
Thank you

Posted by: Joe at January 10, 2008 03:14 AM

leo: I took it to the vet and founf out it was actually raquitism =|
poor tyrone..

Posted by: gaio at January 13, 2008 02:45 PM

I have a veild chameleon and the last couple of weeks she's been acting "funny". She hasen't been eating at all, very inactive and hanging out at the bottom of the cage away from her heat.... There has been food offered to her in her dish as well as hand fed, the humidity has been normal as well as the heat. However I have recently moved her from downstairs to upstairs and she is now in visual range of my beardie. Also it has been very cold where I live. So is this a hibernation state? If so what should I do?? Or is it the move? Or something else?? Thanks so much for your time. I'm really stressed about somebody PLEASE HELP ME!!!

Posted by: Jamie at February 10, 2008 08:10 PM

I just got my veiled chameleon on Valentines day and I have a question. I think it's a male and he looks to be a young adult. I was just holding him and he started to vibrate! I could feel it on my hand when I was holding him and it felt like a purr or growl. He would also shake his head a little like he was shivering and had his eyes closed like he was sleeping. Was he having a bad dream or is he sick? Please reply soon because I'm freaking out!!

Posted by: Brittany at February 16, 2008 07:49 PM

To Jamie;

Ummm...sounds like your cham is either pregnant and trying to find somewhere to lay her eggs (in which case you should offer her a tray 6" deep with moist sand NOW) or she's trying to find a warm spot to sleep at night. They say veileds in the wild will sleep in little crevices in the ground during the cold months - that might be the case.

For me, I have an 8 month old male veiled called Neo who seems, for lack of a better term, to have a cold. It started with this gross mucous-ish fluid draining from his nose. That stopped after a few days and now he seems dehydrated (I've been misting heavily 4-5 times a day and he drinks like crazy) and takes naps during the day, which I know is a bad sign. Also, he hasn't eaten in a few days. ANyone have any idea what it could be?! It would be a great help...

Posted by: Mayumi at February 20, 2008 10:06 PM

I could really use some advise I have an 8 month old call Pitrie....like other owners my chameleon is very lethargic and is not eating or drinking....we have had to move him from one room to the other not long ago....is he stressed and dehydrated?? and if so whats the best thing to do......PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE give some advise thanks millions

Posted by: Clare at March 28, 2008 07:07 AM

i bought my cammi 3 weeks ago and i just noticed that he keeeps his right eye closed most of the time while the left eye moves normally. he also stayes on top of the cage and doesn't really move around..is this normal? i'm really worried about him. this morning i wsa watching him and he tried to eat one of his crickets and i don't know his tounge wouldn't come out and i felt soo bad because it looked like he really wanted that cricket. i took him out of his cage and i tried to hand feed him a cricket and then a super worm but he just closed both eyes. please help, i don;t want my cammi to die. thanks

Posted by: suheidy at March 30, 2008 05:31 PM

sadly my 4 yr old chameleon died yesterday and my dad said he will get me another one soon but i really wanna no what is the life span of a veiled chameleon because i really didnt like it wen Dipsey died in my hands :( please tell me if a 4 yr old chameleon is round about the age or life span!!

please help me thanks!!

Posted by: Kirsty at April 4, 2008 10:43 AM

I have 2 veileds at home that are very friendly and healthy. I just purchased one today that is the same age, but much smaller, thinner, and unhealthy looking. I am feeding her well and plan to fatten her up, but I need some advice on her aggressive personality. She gets very upset when I get close to her with my hand. With my other 2, they have been loved on their whole lives, so they don't hiss or try to bit like her. My original 2 are large and live on benjimina ficus trees, and the new female is in a cage, would puting her in an open tree help her not feel so trapped when I get close? but at the same time, she isn't as healthy and I am worried she might fall out of the tree because she is small and her grip isn't as strong as it should be.
If anyone went through something similar with the agressive personality, please give me some advice. Thank you!

Posted by: Jenni at May 21, 2008 02:55 AM

I have a 1 1/2 old male veiled. He is going through a shedding cycle and his eyes wont open. I put him in the shower for 30min. The one opened, the other partially opened. Later that night, they were both closed. I let him alone for a couple of days, then put him back in the shower. They still arent open. He hasnt eaten for a little over a week now. I just force fed him a couple of wax worms. Suggestions? I gut load my crickets and dust them. I occasionally throw in anole lizards from outside-he loves to eat them. But that is all he will eat-crickets and anoles. Suggestions? Please!

Posted by: Tara at June 28, 2008 05:32 PM

Hello everyone!

I have had my veiled chameleon, Apolleon is his name, anyways i am moving him out of his first cage, into a bigger cage which was built for me by a friend. i want to put real plants in it and my grandma is trying to shove a bunch of plants on me from her house plants. a few ferns... a little tree and another one i am almost embarrassed to ask... a marijuanna plant?! (she has cancer).. anyways is a marijuanna plant toxic.. can i put that in there?

please respond soon as so i can move him sooner.

thank you all very much for reading and/or commenting!

Posted by: kriztin at July 11, 2008 12:33 AM


Posted by: WELL COMMON at July 22, 2008 02:21 AM

and to all the people asking if they bite? Well what do you think, if it looks like its threatening to bite you then it hates you for some reason or another and it probly will if you upset it enough poor chams....

Posted by: blah at July 22, 2008 02:24 AM

My chameleon has a sore on the tip of his tail, it looks like he tried to eat it, it has a chunk of it out. Spike is approx 7- 8 years old is this a sign of old age. We think he thought his own tail was a worm. What can I do for the sore?

Posted by: Angel at August 7, 2008 09:47 PM

Can anyone help???? I have a 1 year old male veiled chameleon and his head crest is bulging out on the sides and in the back. It is soft and feels like squishy and i don't know if this is normal? Most the pictures i see show a smooth head crest on the sides and no bulging of the white skin on the back under the head shell. Can anyone help? My email is dejones@customsi.com. I have pictures i can show. Thanks

Posted by: derek at November 6, 2008 09:53 AM


My 6 month old male chameleon has become inactive lately. He's not eating, drinking or even opening his eyes unless I try to pick him up or shower him. It has been a week and I am concerned. I forced him to drink some water the other day and I got quite a bit down but he is still very lathargic. This happened to my female a while ago but she snapped out of it in a few days. I forced her to drink some water also and she came out of it the next day. Is this normal? Is he dehydrated?

Posted by: andrew at November 14, 2008 03:05 PM

my cameleon in dying. help. weak loss of appetite going to try sand in dish could be eggs need to come out. i have had it a year now and no probs till now. can't stand to see suffer. help

Posted by: kimvn at November 22, 2008 06:36 PM

all of you who are feeding your chameleons meal worms STOP! immediately! i lost 2 of my chameleons because I fed them meal worms. They arent able to digest them properly. Old books say that they are fine but the newer ones say not to. Take it from someone who experienced the loss of 2 within a short period of time, just stay away from them!

Posted by: laura at January 11, 2009 09:23 PM

In the pictures under showering chameleon, what kind of plant is that? I'm redoing my veilds cages and want to get some for them, please help! Also what other plants are safe for veileds? I only have pothos in with them right now. Please e-mail me anyone with plant advice OHLHCKY24@Yahoo.com.

Posted by: Jenny at February 12, 2009 08:25 PM


My veiled Chameleon wont open his/her eyes im not sure whats wrong I took you advice and showered him/her but still nothing? im pretty sure he/she is still eating cause when I look in his/her cage theres NO crickets! Im really worried and dont know what to do. And is it bad to shower them dirrestly or does it need to splash them?

thanks email me back!!! ASAP.

Posted by: Haley at February 14, 2009 02:56 PM

Please help
My cammi has gone all yellow and has gone into what seems like a hibernation state ! i am trying to keep her warm and comfy but i am so worried she may be dead ?? how can i tell ??? help help help please .... my 8 year old son is distraught and will not leave her alone !!! How do i differientiate if she is in hibernation or passed away ?? we have had her 5 months and she arrived at our house with one eye !! what to do ???

Posted by: lana at April 21, 2009 07:46 AM

My veiled chameleon has been acting kind of strange lately, he won't eat and he's barely been drinking any water for almost two weeks now. Anyone have any ideas on how to get him to eat? Email me at thewhitemana2@gmail.com

Posted by: chris at April 23, 2009 10:15 AM

I have a veiled Chameleon who is less than a year old. I kept him in a glass tank, knowing i needed to replace it with a screen one for proper ventalation. I broke the tank so I decided now would be a good time to get that screen cage. I was wondering, because he is still a baby, is it okay to go ahead and get a large cage for when he is an adult. I was thinking of getting a 48"x24"x24" cage. The "Reptibreeze" by Zoo med. Any help would be greatly appriciated. I don't want to get a large cage if it is dangerous for him at this young age.

Posted by: Amy at May 24, 2009 11:25 PM

my 9 month old veiled chameleon has all off a sudden stopped moving and wont open his eyes he just lies there when i get him out and does the same in his enclosure do you know what might be wrong plz help i dont wont to loose him thankyou tanya

Posted by: tan at June 5, 2009 03:32 PM

im getting a baby veild chameleon but im not sure should i handle her alot? and how do i hold it ? and what does it mean when they hiss HELP !!

Posted by: hannah at July 27, 2009 12:10 AM

hi i got a female chameleon 2 days ago and i wanna know at what age they can have eggs???
and if she need a male chameleon for that???

Posted by: kelwin at August 20, 2009 09:45 AM

hi ive got a cam ive ad it about a wk and its not eating is that normal and what can i do to get him to eat

Posted by: steve at September 22, 2009 07:59 AM

my vieled cham just started doing that vibrating or purring thing he looks so sick can someone please help!! lizzy.lovely@hotmail.com

Posted by: lizz at February 14, 2010 10:04 AM

If your chameleon is keeping his eyes closed they are very very sick get them to a vet asap !!!!

Posted by: Lo at February 16, 2010 10:50 PM

hey me and my gf got a baby veil chameleon and the pet store said he would eat up to 12 crickets a day, we have only been able to get him to eat 4 a day max...is that normal? also do you have any helpful hints as to how to care for him properly? any tips on making a dripper?

Posted by: meghan owens at August 3, 2010 07:10 AM

I just got a Veiled Chameleon from PetSmart.
I've wanted one for a while; and I found out that there was just one left and that they hadn't been on the list from the breeder that PetSmart pruchases them from.
Problem is; I impulsively bought the little fella since it was the last one. I drove the whole hour and a half to get him, to and from, and found out that everything the staff told me; from the 12" x 12" x 48" glass terrarium that would be perfect, was totally wrong.
Like in a monstrous way; as in they said the Bulb that came with the terrarium would be good enough, except for the fact that the terrarium DOESN'T come with a bulb.
If I didn't have the heating pad, I think my Chameleon would be dead. If he doesn't die by the morning. In honesty; I'm really scared 'cause I don't want the little fella to suffer...

Anyway, I'm going to try to work things out, FAST, in the next few days.
Anything anyone can tell me to remedy the situation could be extremely helpful.

E-Mails tomcaouette@yahoo.com
Please help him, I'm scared, I did my research to late.

Posted by: Tom Caouette at October 10, 2010 07:51 PM

My male cameleon won't eat and looks to be impacted. Help please!!!

Posted by: WILL at April 12, 2011 09:12 PM

I have the same problem as Natasha 17 June. My Cham is sleepy, does not want to eat or drink....what should I do. He is most of the time on a plant and use to love it there. Please help, what can I do. Also please can you advise on how many crickets a day is he suppose to eat?

Posted by: Renet at July 5, 2011 03:02 AM

You all need.to check correct temps basking.site of 90f-100f with the rest of the tank in the 80s all food needs to be supplemented with a calcium.powder and every week a vitamin supplement should be used, the chameleon should be eating 20-30 crickets a day make sure you mist your chameleon atleast 3 to 4 times a day, also make sure to use NO substrate to lessen the chance of impaction, final thing try to handle the chameleon.as littlle as pos as this stresses and shortens the chams life

Posted by: scottywebb at September 6, 2011 09:49 AM


Posted by: greentreefroglover529 at May 5, 2012 03:40 PM

Answers; I have raised a meller and Jackson's before . I now have 4veils I bought and they were all damaged in some way. I am nursing thm to health. go to a vet but if u can't use this advice with caution and find a vet for them maybe before you purchase one .
Eye problems-make sure you give them beta caritine not vitamin a you can open a pill of beta carotene and spread it on some lettuce or give them directly. It will not harm them and they cannot o d on it but a tiny amount is enough. You can also make sure you mist them but a humidifying moisturizer misting spray and use it 2-3 times per week this might help un stick it or at least help them shed easier.
Not eating- I have pried open my chamy s mouth with the torn soft side of a business card. I did it to give them water mixed with vitamins. If you can purchase an eye dropper you can use it to give some food to them or water. Mashed up berries or carrots , lettuce ,kale , applesauce all need to be organic without additives or pesticides. Give a small amount of water and a smaller amount of food mixed with vitamins and wait. Observe and make sure your Cham is warm to help digestion. I put mine on a plant on the window sill, window closed. She looks great today. Tomorrow more water and a bit more food vitamins every other day. More sun .
Pooping blood-bad sign could happen from over feeding it and it gets backed up tearing the stomache. I would give him little fruit and veggies warm water and less insects no worms just for a few days . Cantelope soothes stomach cucumber also mash a tiny bit and see if he eats it.
Lighting-is important make sure you have the right lights and set up for the size of your tanks.
Drip system is better than a fountain. They poop in the fountain make sure it drips into a plant or a bowl that has a plant in it. Pothos plants live in water. This way your Cham ,incase falls in bowl can climb out! And not drown.
I have hand watered all my chams they associate me with something they need.
Biting-never been bit. Sry.
Holding-I have held every lizard I owned . If they are showing you signs of discontent-they are put them back . If not hold them it's that easy. Holding them doesn't always cause them to stress sometimes they might like to be placed by the sunshine or given a treat. Associate you holding them with a positive. That's all.
Plants in the cage- Pothos is very common house plant , spider plants too make sure you wash them first to get pesticides off. geraniums they might eat and dandelions flowers and leafs you can pick those from a non treated yard. Wash first.
Water- non chlorinated water is best. Get them bottled or filtered water , they deserve it.
That's all I have for now. .... Hope I helped.

Posted by: Sandra at May 5, 2013 08:47 PM

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