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panther chameleon healthy again

Discussion in 'Chameleons' started by eimersmoo385, Aug 14, 2007.

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  1. eimersmoo385

    eimersmoo385 Active Member

    I wanted to let everyone know my panther chameleon is doing much better. hes eating all the time and drinking. he looks so much healthier... i really appreciate everyones advice.. it helped a lot....
     
  2. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Its good to hear that the cham is doing better!
     
  3. Rich

    Rich Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Hello,

    Thats great news. Keep us updated and always feel free to post pictures. ;)
     
  4. DarkMagician207

    DarkMagician207 Elite Member

    thats great news. hopefully he continues to do well. :)
     
  5. Og_

    Og_ Elite Member

    I'm really glad to hear that!:D Do you know what the problem was? I have a Cham too, So any info would be greatly appreciated.:)
     
  6. eimersmoo385

    eimersmoo385 Active Member

    well i think what his problem was is me being gone my neibor didnt know the right way to take care of him.... since i was all new to this i didnt tell him properly. but im thinkin he was dehrdrated and i didnt know u had to take the plastic off of ur uva/uvb light. so im thinkin that helped alot. hes eating much better which im very happy... ive also gotten the lil pinhead crickets cause the bigger ones he was havin a problem with.... so hes been eating those like crazy..... he drinks out of the tip of the squirt bottle. so i have to water him alot...... hows ur chameloen doing... ive never seen one get skinny like that.... thats pretty cool. he looks pretty sweet.. that spider tho... im not sure about that...heheheheh..
     
  7. Og_

    Og_ Elite Member

    mine seems to be doing ok. I've been working hard keeping the humidity up. we're having a drought here in georgia plus record high tempertures. It's been a 100 degrees for several days. It even got up to 103 a couple of days. The air is so dry that my aquariums are losing water. I've been misting the enclosure alot plus I have a water dropper. I've been thinking of hanging wet moss in a stocking or something to help with humidity situation.
     
  8. eimersmoo385

    eimersmoo385 Active Member

    thats a good idea. i never thought of that. yeah our temps here r starting to get cold. its been like high 60s low 70s. ur chameloen looks great. i still have never seen one get skiny like that. is that his defense mode???? is he like that all the time
     
  9. Og_

    Og_ Elite Member

    Their defense is to look like part of the tree that they live in. If you looked at him from the side, He's a bout 2.5 inches thick. He's trying to look like a leaf. He won't expose his side unless you stand still for 5 minutes or so and then when you move, He turns around to to look like a small branch. And if you move left or right, he will he will move accordingly to keep the top of his back pointed in your direction. So from the top he looks like stick, from the side he looks like a leaf.

    I talked about hanging wet moss with my local pet shop owner. She's real sharp on knowing what one needs to know about all the animals she sells. She said it would be fine as long as there's no mildew build up. She said I could also use sponges. They sell those giant car washing sponges down the street for a buck each. A small bag of sphagnum moss costs about 5 bucks so I think I'll go with the sponges.
     
  10. eimersmoo385

    eimersmoo385 Active Member

    do u have anymore pictures of him??? r all chameleons suppose to do that??? have u ever checked out on eof those reptile fairs or whatever there called?? i kinda wanted to go and see how one was but i wanna find out how they are.. im really intrested to learn more about reptiles.....
     
  11. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Og I would go with the sphagnum. Sphagnum contains a natural fungicide and was even used at one time to bandage wounds to help keep them from getting infected. Thats why it is used in laying boxes and moist hides. Wet sponges are known to build up all sorts of bacteria.

    Eimersmoo-PLEASE do not use IM or textmessage abbreviations! It is a violation of your terms of service aggreement you made to become a member.

    As to reptile expos,..they are great! Lots of things you don't usually see at the petshops, some you do, and considerably better prices. And you get to meet and visit with breeders and people who are just as interested in reptiles as you are.

    I just came back from one myself!
     
  12. eimersmoo385

    eimersmoo385 Active Member

    well i didnt think useing the letters u (for you) and r(for are) was that big of a deal. those are obvious on what they mean.i can see if i was useing wtf, or lol or abbreviations like that. sorry but thats just the way that i type. im not the best typer so i find it easier to use.
     
  13. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Well I am sorry too but you agreed to NOT use such things on this forum when you signed up. It is in your terms of service agreement.
    It IS a big deal to some! That is why we have such a rule.
    We are an international forum and many of our members speak (and read) english as a second or even third language.
    What may seem inconsequential and obvious to you and I as native english speakers might be a big stumbling block in their translating the posts.
    We work hard to keep everyone able to use and enjoy this forum.
     
  14. eimersmoo385

    eimersmoo385 Active Member

    alright well im sorry. maybe you should say something to everyone and not just me.
     
  15. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Don't be defensive. No one is singling you out. Anyone that uses the abbreviations gets the same request not to use them.
     
  16. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    Yup, don't take it personally. You see, this website gets translated by automatic online translators for people all over the world, and it can't figure out what to do with short-cuts like ur, r, etc...

    Not to mention I find it particularly annoying to read. I guess its just a difference between your generation and mine.
     
  17. Og_

    Og_ Elite Member

    A ten year age difference hardly constitutes a generation. I'm sorry but that sounds belittling to me.
     
  18. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    That depends on the ages in question!
    The older the ages involved, the less of a generation gap there would be. For instance I am 53 and you are 41. There would not really be that big a difference om the way we see things. As you get younger the gap widens. A 31 year old and a 21 year old could have widely differing views and if you go even younger say a 10 year old and a 20 year old,.. they might as well be from different planets!;)
     
  19. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    I thought a generation was 15 to 20 years? I'm sorry if I offended you. I just assumed (my bad) that it was the younger crowd (ie teenagers) who used text messaging abbreviations. It wasn't meant as a belittling comment.
     
  20. Og_

    Og_ Elite Member

    I understand your point. Still, 10 Years doesn't make a generation in any court. A 32 year old is more like an older sister to a 22 year old. We can talk about differences in maturity, but "A Generation" is a pretty well defined term in everyday english. You're 53, But that doesn't make you a generation ahead of me.

    The most commonly accepted definition of "A generation" in this context is that you have to be old enough to be the Mother or Father of the person you're talking about.

    But, Anyway...
     
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