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Posted by Carlton on May 06, 2003 at 11:47:46:
In Reply to: OVERHEATING!!!!!! posted by Chamsrcool on May 05, 2003 at 19:22:43:
An AIR temp of 80 F shouldn't bother a jax. Most of our basking area temps in cages are higher than 80. I did say AIR temp. But, direct sun on a basking area and on the cham's skin can result in much higher temps, so you need to find an accurate way to measure the temperature of your cham itself (one reason I really like temp guns) and always provide a place for the cham to retreat to cool off. Remember, if he was just sitting in the direct sun he would feel warm to the touch. I think something else is going on here. Is this cham outdoors? What is your setup like and what are you feeding/dusting with? What's the humidity level?
:for the past very days the temp has been going up. yesturday it was about 60 high. today got to 80 and i found my jackson rolling around at the bottom of his cage. He felt really warm so i turned on the sink and let if slowly cool off as the water did too. he seemed blind for a while,his eyes were sunk in, his mouth open and he had some very odd coloration. slowly now he is comeing back to normal his eyes are back out he is looking around but he can seem to cordinate his legs. he can grib and hang on but he will let go of one leg and try to move it forward but it just sortof shakes al little and then he cant find the branch for a while.
:is there any way to help him more beside going to the vet becuase they are closed.