Got the family a juvenile veiled for Christmas. This is our first chameleon. But I have owned geckos before, a few turtles, and more snakes than I can count. Anyway, I have never seen a reptile so shy about eating! Even animals I caught from the wild weren't so stubborn. Have had him 3 days now and he's not slightly interested in food. That wouldn't alarm me too much at this point, but he won't drink anything either. More details: He is active and seems healthy so far. He pooped one time so he obviously has eaten at some point in his life. In the pet store he was in an enclosure that was much too small. In our home I set him up in a 4' tall bird cage, which he seems to love, the one thing that has gone right. He's still small so he fits through the bars, and seems to enjoy slipping in and out of the cage but mostly hangs out near the top in the branches. We were concerned at first, but he doesn't run away. The room is warm and he has a UV light. For food: I Started off with mealworms since I'm used to those. Since he wasn't interested, I switched to crickets. I tried putting the mealworms on the ground of the cage, and the crickets in little cups at medium height. I also tried simply holding the crickets in an open box right in front of him. No luck. I even put him in the bathtub with crickets. Still no luck (I found one person online who said they had success with that). For water: I put a bowl on the bottom of the cage and he never used it. Can't even put him near it, all he does is immediately climb up. I have misted the leaves of the cage a few times a day but never once saw him lick the water. The only water he has had at this point is when I used an eyedropper to place a couple drops in his mouth when he happened to open it. It's possible that he's overwhelmed by the size of the cage. So finally as a last resort, I put him a very small tank like he was in the pet store, and still he doesn't take water or even look at the crickets. At this point, I am getting really worried. Since he's so young, he should be eating something. At least drinking water. Now I'm really stuck. Even taking him back to the pet store isn't a great option. He would go back to a tiny tank and the next owner will probably have the same problem I'm having. I would appreciate any advice at all.