i need help with my vieled chameleon please!!!

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i need help with my vieled chameleon please!!!

Post by oo0kl3e0oo » Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:39 am

so i just bought him a few weeks ago hes still kinda little i would deff. say hes under a year old.. he fits on my index finger.. but anywayz... when i first brought him home he loved me, he would turn pretty colors when i held him.. then about 5 days ago whenever i go to pick him up he hisses at me. i dont understand why hes doing this, it scares me so much!!!!! i work at a petland and i asked my manager why hes hissing and he told me i needed to spray him down with water... well when i do that he hides from me and makes a weird noise... im so confused and i really need help!!! someone please tell me what to do to make him like me again!!!!

thank you!!!! <3 kayleigh :shock:

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Post by oo0kl3e0oo » Wed Aug 30, 2006 1:00 am

i found a picture of what he looks like... this is exactly how big he is but he is never green anymore.. hes always a brownish color
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Post by James » Wed Aug 30, 2006 2:47 am

You could let it be free. Alternatively try http://www.chameleonsonline.com/board

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Post by oo0kl3e0oo » Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:28 am

let it b free in ohio??? uhh i dont think so

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Post by Darby » Wed Aug 30, 2006 1:45 pm

My snake gets really testy when she's getting ready to shed. Lizards usually do it in bits and pieces, and none of mine get moody during a shed, but I don't know about chameleons.

That may also explain the staying-one-color thing. Wait it out for a bit.

Of course, it could be something else entirely.

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Post by Skeletor Rinpoche » Sat Sep 02, 2006 4:23 pm

When chameleons are stressed they show darker colors like brown or even gray. Young veiled chameleons get easily stressed when they are being picked up, in fact picking up your chameleon is ahorrible idea. They're not meant to be a handled pet, they're more like fish. If you must take it out, take it out once every month or so, to get him used to humans and such. And also don't spray him down with water when he hisses, it's not a dog, it'll just get more stressed. If he hisses, just back off and let him be. Good luck with it, chameleons are hard pets to care for.
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Re: i need help with my vieled chameleon please!!!

Post by spike17 » Sat Sep 02, 2006 5:51 pm

to get him to like you or tame try buying some waxworms and hand feed them to him they love them but dont do it to often or he may get hooked on them and not except any other food good luck with that hope it helps

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Post by larrianne » Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:28 pm

You have a nice friend at heart he or she is just expressing how unconfortable it is or intimadated by you size. i would just try to spend more time with it not handling it but just watch it or something so that it knows that your watching. try to show your appreciation for the creature. create a bond.

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Post by Amrik » Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:53 am

To Darby:
U say u have a snake! thts cool i want one too! haha...wat type of snake do u have?
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i need help!

Post by kasied07 » Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:52 pm

well first of all when you pick up the chameleon by its sides or its back its a sign of agression :evil: .. when you want to hold him/her place your hand under the front of its body.. it will then crawl on you if it wants too.. also :x DONT :x spray him.. he gets scarred thats y he runs... they drink water off of leaves.. i suggest a fake plant and get a bottle that can drip onto the leave.. then he will drink it.. mine drinks off my hand.. and if u want him.her to really love you.. try hand feeding it every now and then its a sign that you are not a physical threat to it .. good luck let me know if u need any more help...

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Post by kasied07 » Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:56 pm

oh and ps... don't let him go.. he is already used to living calm.. he will never survive out in the reg world....i have a bearded dragon and a veiled chameleon.. just let me know if u have questions.. if i know i'll help
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Post by geonyzl » Fri Sep 29, 2006 6:31 am

You have to research on the behavior of chameleons so that you will know what to do. Hissing might be a defense behavior of the animal to warn you not to come near him. I know previously you held him, but we dont know that time he is weak and stressed unable to protect itself. But now as it regains strength, it can fight back to you just to protect itself. That animal is considered wild and most reptiles never acknowledge its master unlike the dogs.
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