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Posted by: grooter2 at Sun Nov 23 11:35:54 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by grooter2 ]  
   

I have an Ambilobe Panther Chameleon. I am concerned with his breathing. I have had him for less than a week and he is about a year in a half old. I hear him sometimes make a wheezing noise from his nostrils, this is rare but I do hear it sometimes. His environment isnít dry itís around 50% humidity and around 90F in the basking spot and 80F for the ambient temperature around the cage. At night it drops around 68 F. I have the Power Sun UV light 100W bulb. Could the wheeze be from the debris from the sticks I have in there. I sanded them down previous to putting them in the cage. Could this possibly be respiratory infection? The reptile store I bought him from had him in a dry environment with no dripping water to drink from. When I spray in his cage he immediately starts to drink from the water on the leaves and I spray 3 times a day.
He also hasnít been eating very much at all! He eats maybe one mealworm from my hand. I also have 10 crickets in a container in the cage and he hasnít touched them for two days. Are there tricks to get your chameleon to eat? His stool is soft and almost runny but he goes every day, is this normal or should it be a hard stool?
On a good note, he loves coming out of his cage and is very active. Never once hissed or opened his mouth. As soon as I walk by his cage he climbs to the closest vine and tries to get out. I don't think it could be dehyration seeing as I constantly spray in the cage and he is always drinking from the leaves of a ficus I have in his cage.


   

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