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RE: Mellers Chameleon (baby not eating..

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Posted by: bigdogreps at Wed Dec 10 07:51:42 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by bigdogreps ]  
   

When you say a tank,do you mean an aquarium tank?If you do, I find that with the mountain chams they especially need that fresh air circulating for proper health.Also,it has been reported that their own reflection from the glass stresses a cham.I know this was temporary as you are concerned for him but why not put him in the screened enclosure and monitor him in there cause when you transfer him he may not eat again for a few days. He is most likely monitoring you and is on high alert. Remember he has been in the same home for 5 months now has been working on setting up his territory and most likely has a routine.(i find melleri to be creatures of habit...mine is asleep by 6 pm every night on his self designated sleeping stick) .You got him drinking which is key to his survival. They can drink alot so when you got him in that screened enclosure pay special attention to making sure he's still getting plenty of hydration and when he feels settled in he will eat. My guess is you got him from fl chams so you have a hardy baby with some fat reserves to start with. Not a fan of mealworms,you can gut load a superworm alot better but i suspect when he is hungry and settled in he will eat whatever you throw in there. Good luck!


   

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