My name is ***** ***** I am a Vet Tech with over 40 years experience in Reptiles and their care.
UJoanVB light, strength, ge and brand?
Is Athena staying at the bottm of the cage?
Do you have an auto mister?
The info on the Light does not tell me if it is a UVB or basking light or if you have a Mercury Vapor bulb. I need this information since UVB has a great bearing on what may be happening.
What is the diet and do you use supplements?
How old is the UVB>
Is it a Mercury Vapor Bulb or is it a Reptisun 5.0 or a 10.0?
That is not a UVB bulb.Thebulb you showed me dowes not give UVB rays. A UVB is a florecent type bulb. It is low wattage and gives UVB rays and does not get very warm.
Red bulbs are infra red and do not give UVB.
THat is a UVB, and they are only good for 6 months. They will give light, but no UVB. Do you have this bulb, agge and is is a 10.0
THis is the bulb that is needed. It metabolizes the calcium you should be giving into D3 in the body
F Lack of UVB and calcium can cause all type of issues including Metabolic Bone Disease.
THe eggs pull calcium from the body and can leave the Chameleon with Metabolic Bone Disease. It can cause egg binding.
The lack of UVB can cause lack of appetite as well as lethargy.
I would get a Reptisun 10.0 and take some baby food chicken
and mix some calcium in it and try to feed as a supplemental feeding.
I also suggest a warm soak for 15 mins to hydrate the chameleon. Once done with the soak pat dry and place under the lights.
There are two lights that give UVB a Mercury Vapor Bulb Or the Reptisun 10.0. The MVB bulb lasts for a years and gives heat as well as UVB.I suggest a Herp Vet visit to have her checked for eggbinding as well asany other issues since she has not eaten in 6 days.
Chameleons do not drink from standing water so a water fountain or automister will help.
Please rely to discuss this information.
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