Chameleon Info:
Your Chameleon - The species, sex, and age of your chameleon. How long has it been in your care?

Male Veiled Chameleon 4 months old. 3 months in my care.

Handling - How often do you handle your chameleon?

Once a week.

Feeding - What are you feeding your cham? What amount? What is the

Crickets, Waxworms, Silk worms, small mealworms. Strawberries as treats. I feed him as much as he will eat. I always keep food in his feeding cup (8am - 6pm) He eats about 15-20 1/4 inch or 3/8 crickets a day.

How are you gut-loading your feeders?

Kale, dandelion leaves, Potatoes, carrots, apples, oranges, Cherries. All sorts of vegetables and fruits.

Supplements - What brand and type of calcium and vitamin products are you dusting your feeders with and what is the schedule?

Exo Calcium without D3 - Once daily
Exo Terra with D3 - Once every 2 weeks
Reptivite Multi-vitamin - Once a month

Watering - What kind of watering technique do you use? How often and how long to you mist? Do you see your chameleon drinking?

Mist 3-4 times a day for about 2 minutes. Dripper runs all day.

Fecal Description - Briefly note colors and consistency from recent droppings.


Has this chameleon ever been tested for parasites?


History - Any previous information about your cham that might be useful to others when trying to help you.

Cage Info:
Cage Type - Describe your cage (Glass, Screen, Combo?) What are the dimensions?

Screen Mesh 16x16x30 Cage

Screen Enclosure
Lighting - What brand, model, and types of lighting are you using? What is your daily lighting schedule?

Reptisun 5.0 Uvb light
100 watt household light bulb
Lights on timers (8 am -8 pm)

Temperature - What temp range have you created (cage floor to basking
spot)? Lowest overnight temp? How do you measure these temps?

Ambient Temps - 70-75
Basking Temps - 80-85
Measured with digital temperature gauge

Humidity - What are your humidity levels? How are you creating and maintaining these levels? What do you use to measure humidity?

40-70%. Measured by Hydrometre gauge. Maintaining humidity by mistings.

Plants - Are you using live plants? If so, what kind? Live Plants Only. Pothos, Hibiscus, Umbrella Tree.

Placement - Where is your cage located? Is it near any fans, air vents, or high traffic areas? At what height is the top of the cage relative to your room floor?

The cage is in my bedroom on table about 2 ft off the ground, away from fans, vents and high traffic.

Location - Where are you geographically located? Ontario, Canada

Current Problem - The current problem you are concerned about.

My chameleon seems to have 2 water filled blisters, one is located on top of his right paw and the other one is on the top of his right foot. I first noticed it last night while misting and I thought it was just a built up of water droplets from the misting, but then this morning I noticed it is in fact a blister. He does try to get really close to the lights so maybe it is heat blister? He is otherwise very healthy, drinks and has a good appetite. His right foot does seem a little sore, He holds it out off the branch. I have moved lights higher up above the cage and changed the 100 w basking bulb to a 40 watt bulb. He is sleeping right now. I will try and get some pictures tomorrow. Please give me some advice on what to do next.Thanks.

Well first of all, I want to thank you for such a detailed description prior to your question this allows me to quickly and easily answer your question without a lot of back and forth. As far as your question is concerned. You have already done everything I would recommend for the Cham now it's a matter of watching and making sure when the blister heals that it doesn't become infected. Other than that you see to me to be doing everything right.  


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