How to make a chameleon happy! Thread starter sebastianthechameleon Start date Oct 8, I have a 10 month old veiled. I know exactly what I signed up for. I signed up for a veiled knowing it was a "do not touch pet".
His first few months he was always happy and friendly. All the sudden this changed. I did A LOT of research before hand and i knew this would happen. I Adieu Clo Clo - The Boo Radleys - Kingsize once he turned 7 he would hate me forever. Unfortunately, i did not read that once he turns seven he will never be happy.
I have been looking and searching for months to find a way to make him happy. I bought a dollar live tree for him but he doesn't like it. All i want for him is a happy and healthy life. I don't need anything back. Is there anything that any of you know that can make him happy.
As his owner, I need to keep him healthy and i know his mood can directly affect his health. I started hand feeding and I moved up to hand feeding and then rubbing his chin. I arrived at this point of being able to rub his Chameleon (18) Featuring Carmel Hunter - Bitter Sweet / Happy Again around 2 months ago. I have spent over 6 hundred to make him as comfortable and healthy.
I feed him dusted crickets and different types of worms to create a variation of diet. I provide him with some dandelion greens, but he never eats them. I only handle him for cage cleanings.
Sometimes i can avoid handling him if he sticks on the upper branches. So again He hasn't turned bright green in 5 months. Sorry for the massive thread. Andee Chameleon Enthusiast. What does he do that makes you think he's unhappy? Andee said:.
Matt Vanilla Gorilla Chameleon Enthusiast. Maby him is a lill prince, give him a kiss! Some chameleons just need their space! As a breeder my family and I raise our babies with daily handeling. That's all they know. Chameleon (18) Featuring Carmel Hunter - Bitter Sweet / Happy Again is the buyers responsibility to keep handeling them and make sure they stay used to it. King Kong Five - Manu Chao - Babylonia En Guagua (DVD) also only keep breeders with sweet personalities!
Personality sure seems to have a genetic component! Taming a chameleon with a attitude is hard work and sometimes even impossible! That's not him being generally unhappy, that's him feeling unsafe when he's around you.
Which is quite normal around months when they hormonal. They may or may not get back to friendly but you need to work on hand feeding them all through the teenage stage or it will just get worse.
Thank you all so much for the Chameleon (18) Featuring Carmel Hunter - Bitter Sweet / Happy Again This community is amazing! Do any of you know a good way to help him feel safe? I am very uncomfortable covering his cage as the lights are very strong and forest fires are very serious around here. XxSepiorxX Member. Do you a picture of his cage? He might not have enough foliage.
Hi I'm pretty new to forum and we got our first and only Chameleon April 1st. Store said she was about 1 year there but it is difficult to know for certain. Without any knowledge except store assistant advice I fell in love straight away with her. Though research online I discovered the egg laying issues but also great and not so great advice until personal experience and reading these forum posts and actual experience. Could you imagine, we were handed a huge gardening glove to handle Marley from the store assistant.
She looked so tiny, under weight yet scary when they were packing her I began to question if we were doing the right thing? With patience, love and stubbornness I discovered yes we were right.
Marley puffs when not happy and can turn darker. She eats from hand almost straight away. I refused from point 1 not to ever approach her with gardening glove on me. Bit by bit I increased our time and closeness together. I offer drink from hand too sometimes this has certainly help build our trust issues. She loves windows and certainly prefers rear of house views overlooking the pond as front is not as active to watch things. I do handle daily she has not gone to hiss or bite in months now as I type this she is sitting on my chest.
I can only say my lack of Blowin Awhile - Various - The Big Horn: The History Of Honkin & Screamin Saxophone, experience and understanding of reptiles and chameleons helped in a sense that I had to learn with Marley what she needs and what her personality really is.
They are highly intelligent, can be Aint That A Shame - Various - RockNRoll Forever Vol. 2 loving in their own way and once their health requirements are looked after along with sleep times are respected Marley has adjusted as much as we have as a household.
Is there any chance there is a health issue? Is coming out of cage a good experience for her as I know Marley is very cautious of one of our dogs so he needs to be kept calmer around her when she is out and about. I hope there is some positive feedback from my shared experience as I can certainly say I never regret taking on a reptile so much is given back than I could ever have expected.
Lizzie The Chameleon Avid Member. Also chams aren't very loveable, they do not like to be handled, but some tolerate it more than others. Lizzie The Chameleon said:. Could you post a pic of her legs please? Her casque looks small, why I'm asking. I can try get one tomorrow she asleep now. Our reptile vet is happy with her though when she was in there last month. Most of the time veileds are much happier when not cages.
Do you have small children or other pets? Maybe you could set up a free range for him. I'll find you a blog by one of our senior members about taming. As I said above in previous post we knew nothing about Chameleons and had to link in with a reptile vet here just in case, especially when I researched egg bound and I got some really bad advice from other online sites which is great for where they live but not here in Ireland.
Wont say I'm gonna totally relax in time, but once she has her check ups things are a lot easier as reptile vet here is over an hour drive away and always best to avoid anything that can be avoided due to our lack of prior knowledge. Specialized reptile vets are not common here in Ireland really only two well recommended ones in country. Thanks for heads up though all general checks are fine according to results Chameleon (18) Featuring Carmel Hunter - Bitter Sweet / Happy Again can be deceiving I know at times.
Darianlynne New Member. Carlton Chameleon Enthusiast. Hrtofau2 New Member. Darianlynne said:.
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