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Old 28-12-2012, 11:00 PM
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Hi All, Newbie alert!!

I bought my other half a Chameleon for Xmas and we love him (yes he is called Karma!! lol)

He seems happy but his feeding habits have changed a bit and he seems to be hiding a lot since yesterday, he wasn't hiding as much previously. I am guessing that this is probably quite normal as i know they like to hide, but I just wanna make sure he is ok........any newbie advise would be appreciated!!
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Old 28-12-2012, 11:09 PM
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Check out a care sheet for your little guy, buy thermometers, hydrometers(spelling?) etc and make sure his temperatures and humidity are right.
Other than having only for him recently, have you made any other changes, or is he near a set of speakers/tv? It may be he's just stressed from changes, or the noise and vibrations.
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Old 28-12-2012, 11:27 PM
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Check out a care sheet for your little guy, buy thermometers, hydrometers(spelling?) etc and make sure his temperatures and humidity are right.
Other than having only for him recently, have you made any other changes, or is he near a set of speakers/tv? It may be he's just stressed from changes, or the noise and vibrations.
Thank you, I did move the bits inside yesterday so that he has more options to move about, he is a lovely green colour and seems to respond well when i check on him, he has eaten (which i find awesome to watch!).
I am concerned about the humidity as it seems dry in there and try to mist it as and when......i read that a constant water drip from a plastic cup with a hole on the mesh on top may be a good idea?? Just until i get a proper hydration system
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Old 28-12-2012, 11:33 PM
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You can improvise like that, but I prefer to mist. 2-3 times a day or as required should do it. If you nip to the pet shop tomorrow, they should sell small thermometer typed things for humidity. (as I don't know what species you have, I just have to guess) whenever you see this drop below the recommended minimum humidity - mist again.
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Old 28-12-2012, 11:39 PM
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You can improvise like that, but I prefer to mist. 2-3 times a day or as required should do it. If you nip to the pet shop tomorrow, they should sell small thermometer typed things for humidity. (as I don't know what species you have, I just have to guess) whenever you see this drop below the recommended minimum humidity - mist again.
Excellent, Thank you......I will get a humidity thermometer thingy asap then. He is Veiled/Yemen Chameleon, only 5 months old
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Old 28-12-2012, 11:45 PM
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Ahh, just a little baby. You can get water dispensing waterfall typed things, as well - with a storage reservoir in the back. This releases water when it gets below a certain level, so that helps with humidity - and it means he has a clean supply of water almost on demand.
I've never used one of those myself, but I hear good things.
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Upload the picture to photobucket, and once you do - click the share button. In there, there should be a little line of code you can copy into a post that will show the picture.
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Old 29-12-2012, 12:13 AM
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Ahh, just a little baby. You can get water dispensing waterfall typed things, as well - with a storage reservoir in the back. This releases water when it gets below a certain level, so that helps with humidity - and it means he has a clean supply of water almost on demand.
I've never used one of those myself, but I hear good things.
I like the idea of that!!
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Old 29-12-2012, 12:29 AM
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Upload the picture to photobucket, and once you do - click the share button. In there, there should be a little line of code you can copy into a post that will show the picture.
http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/...psefcd9646.jpg

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