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RE: new to chameleon

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Posted by: Carlton at Tue Oct 20 18:07:50 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Carlton ]  
   

You won't need heat at night unless the room drops below 60 F at night. Chams need at least a 10 degree temp drop and NO light at night.

As for dusting, depends on the cham's age and what you are gutloading with. This cham looks like an adult or close to it. Dust with calcium once a week. If kept indoors under UVB lighting use a calcium dust with added D3. Don't over do the dust. Dust with a vitamin such as Herptivite once a month to every 6 weeks. Gutload your insects with fortified cereal grains, fresh leafy greens (not iceberg lettuce, spinach or broccoli), and fresh fruit. Chams often don't show much interest in mealworms as they don't move around much. A healthy cham can go without eating for a week, so give him time and privacy. Don't fill the feeder cup with too many insects at once. All the movement can make it hard to single out and shoot at any of them.


   

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