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Re: sleepy cham


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Posted by AE on April 17, 2003 at 14:32:37:

In Reply to: Re: sleepy cham posted by Carlton on April 16, 2003 at 22:36:26:

:Something is wrong. All is not looking good if she gave you all these medications without doing any labwork to see if they will be needed. He is too young to act "old". Did the vet test for specific infections before giving you Baytril? Did she do an xray to see if he has MBD and/or bone thinning? If not, the extra calcium may be wasted or can be overdosed, and the Baytril pointless if an infection is not sensitive to this antibiotic. You'll need to tell us very specifically about his setup, temps, type of lighting (brands please), what gutload and dusts you use and how often. How you water, humidity and temps. Chances are there is a nutritional deficiency, but it's hard to tell from your message so far. In the mean time, there are some cham nutritional articles on www.adcham.com, www.chameleonnews.com and www.chameleonjournals.com that may give you some ideas.

My setup is a large 3ft.x 2ft. screened enclosure. I have one ZooMed Repitisun 5.0 for UVB, one ZooMed 100 watt basking bulb,which gets to around 90-95 degrees at the highest point that he can bask, towards the middle of the cage I have a 60 watt ZooMed blue day bulb,which keeps most of the cage around 78-85 degrees, and at the opposite side from the basking spot I have a 40 watt ZooMed blue day bulb.For the most part the entire cage, excluding the basking site, stays around 80 degrees.I also have an ultrasonic humidifier that runs in the morning for a few hours and in the evening for a few.The humidity usually stays around 60-70%.I water with a spray bottle 3-5 times a day, but only in the morning I see him drink off the leaves.

As for supplemetation, while he was growing up I dusted crickets 2-3 times a week with Miner-All.And now I dust about once a week.

I hope this is a bit more helpful for you.



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