What do I do if my chameleon is not drinking water?
Dehydration can happen quickly and is the catalyst to further, more serious health issues. Try putting him on a plant in your shower but have the spray bounce off the wall and not hit him directly. Water should be warm and it will create a mist which will hydrate him. 10 – 15 minutes will help immensely.
What should I do if my chameleon is shedding its skin?
Shedding must be pretty uncomfortable and itchy for a chameleon so you will see them use their feet to itch and scrape the skin off the sides of their body and behind its head. The key to a good shed is to make sure they have adequate supplementation levels, particularly calcium and that they are well fed in general.
Why does a chameleon rub its body on branches?
Rubs body on branches – Chameleons will do this to help start to get the skin off its body. This is why it’s important to have smooth branches and perches otherwise your chameleon could injure themselves. Scratching themselves – Think of it as having a really annoying itch and you’ll see why they do this.
What do chameleons look like when they are stressed?
When a chameleon is stressed they usually change to dark colors, hide, sink their eyes a bit, appear listless and hiss at times. I’m sure it’s possible some may shed due to stress but I haven’t seen it reported in any scientific papers.
What do the white spots on a chameleon mean?
White spots will begin to appear on your chameleon’s body and they will vary in size. If you look closely it should be pretty obvious that this is skin that is beginning to lift up off your chameleon’s body and will start to flake off. Skin looks drier – This relates to the white spots.
How can you tell if a chameleon is dehydrated?
When chameleons are suffering from dehydration, you can look at their urates. The urates are the white part of its poop. The color of the urates will tell you how dehydrated they are. Normal urates will be white in color.
What’s the best way to hydrate a chameleon?
Get your chameleon to open their mouth and gently squirt the whole syringe full into their mouth. Do this a few times and it will help hydrate your chameleon quicker than just by using water alone.
What should I do if my chameleon is dying?
Try creating an environment that mimics their natural habitat to prevent them from getting stress. Place the chameleon slowly into the bathing area and adjust the showerhead so the water will hit the wall and bounces off as mist. Leave the chameleon in there for about 30 minutes. This provides a quick solution to rehydrate your pet chameleon.
What does it mean when a chameleon is not drinking?
Lethargy – This can be a sign of many things from mild to severe but a lethargic chameleon is often one that isn’t drinking. Not Eating – Again another sign of several health problems but not eating usually means not drinking either. How to prevent chameleon dehydration?
Try putting him on a plant in your shower but have the spray bounce off the wall and not hit him directly. Water should be warm and it will create a mist which will hydrate him. 10 – 15 minutes will help immensely.
Can I wet my chameleon?
There are several ways to successfully provide water for chameleons. Sadly, I’ve seen people spray their chameleons as quickly as they would a houseplant, stopping as soon as the leaves are wet. That’s never enough. Automated watering using a computerised garden irrigation system.