I do not recommend you force feeding your chameleon unless it is absolutely necessary. This video is for anyone that has a sick chameleon that is not eating.
Chameleons will open their mouths to feed and drink like any other animal and sometimes when it s too hot as a way to cool off.
How to get a chameleon to open its mouth. This restrains the head and when he opens his mouth to gape just quickly squirt the syringe without the needle into the mouth. Apply pressure gently until your cat opens its mouth by pressing down on the cat s lower jaw until it opens its mouth. You ought to use a twig bottle thats very clean new with reptile.
This pressure will be uncomfortable for the cat so it will open its mouth. Get your chameleon to open their mouth and gently squirt the whole syringe full into their mouth. Especially when meds are coming.
If he does it lots for long cases decrease the temp. Opens the mouth wide you may be able to get the cham to gape by reaching gently into its enclosure and holding your hand over its back and gently around the neck. If none of these work and your chameleon is showing more severe signs of dehydration then it is likely caused by an underlying problem and you.
Your chameleon needs to be able to get directly underneath the beam but if the perch you provide for this is too close it will be too hot. At least not usually. It s called gaping dunno if.
Chameleons google image search. If you have a chameleon and you see it often with its mouth open you might try re checking the temperature. Bulb distance once you have the correct bulb but your chameleon is still keeping its mouth open you need to check the distance of the perch from the basking bulb itself.
Do this a few times and it will help hydrate your chameleon quicker than just by using water alone. Basically you are pushing your fingers between the upper and lower jaw while applying downward pressure. You will choose a modulator to plug your lamp into.
You can use a spray bottle thats very clean new with reptile safe water to put drops on his head to roll into his mouth. Keep watering untill he does not lap any up. Encouraging the mouth to open sometimes a chameleon will not open its mouth for any reason.