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Old 10-22-2013, 11:18 PM
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Eye bubbles?

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Your Chameleon - ambilobe panther approx 3 months old
Handling - once a day briefly.
Feeding - small crickets, fruit flies
Supplements - Calcium with vitamin d one time and calcium without vitamin d nearly every feeding
Watering - Misting system on timer and drip system
Fecal Description - Brown and white solid. Never been tested for worms
History -my lil guys was shipped from California to utah overnight to a reseller near my location. Panthers are hard to come by here....

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Cage Type - I have an all screen cage with three sides draped with plastic for humidity. It is 4 feet tall and 2.5 ft wide on sides. I do have the top partitioned off to give him closer access to food. It is roughly 14 in tall and 2.5 feet on the sides
Lighting - one heat lamp and one UV lamp
Temperature - 80 at basking and no less than 70 during day anywhere in cage. At night may reach 68 minimum
Humidity - Have nothing to measure humidity levels.
Plants - All live plants. Pothos, baby tears.
Placement - Against a wall (photos available) middle of room away from vents
Location - I'm in northern utah

Current Problem: I've had my baby Panther about 2 weeks and while looking at him occasional he'll have a bubble under the skin in his eye and it will bulge out almost as if his eye is gonna pop out! He will blink his eye several times from the irritation and then it always eventually goes away. Is this some kind of tear or an air bubble under the skin? This happens almost daily...
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:45 PM
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They do that when they are cleaning out their eyes - usually when being sprayed - do the eyes look normal otherwise ? If you could post a picture showing his eyes - it might be helpfull
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:09 PM
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So I couldn't get a shot of his eye bubbles but I did catch him rubbing his eye on a plastic vine that I made after he had the bubbles. He always seems to get the bubbles, then rubs it out on a vine and then he's good to go. Is this normal behavior? It happens on a daily basis at least... Again he is only a little over 3 months old so I'm hoping I can get this figured out sooner than later....



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Old 10-25-2013, 07:52 AM
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Sounds like he has something in his eye.

Try a long shower, or long mist session.

If it continues, try getting some plain saline eye solution, and put a drop or two in the eye, which will give him assistance in cleaning it out.

ALso, that baby is not 3 months old.

2 at the most. probably closer to 1.5.
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:34 AM
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Thanks camimom,

Ill try the mist session/shower and see what happens. So i just spray him directly from a distance for a longer period of time correct?

Its funny that you mention his age because the distributer that sent the chameleons out to our local guy here in Utah told him they were all 3 months old. He is roughly 3 in. In total length.
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:36 AM
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Don't spray directly, spray near him, or let the water fall on him from far above. I recommend a shower, as its so much easier.

ALso, if you post a photo of him on your hand, I can give you a better age guess, but from the pic you posted, hes not 3 months.
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:12 AM
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I recently experienced the same thing and took him to the vet where they flushed out a chunk of dried pus. He may need a visit to the vet
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How much did a vet visit cost for you? Also there isnt a stationary bump that i can see. His eye will just swell up like a balloon all of a sudden...
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:04 AM
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Vet visits from what I've experienced in my town aren't very expensive for reptiles. Though I've only done check ups and fecals. A full check up and fecal for my cham will only cost around 90 dollars. I don't know what it would cost to help your little one but if the shower session doesn't help I definitely suggest a vet visit. Good luck with you baby.
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Old 10-25-2013, 02:28 PM
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Thanks Andee,

Ill keep you all posted as i'm gonna attempt a shower tonight and then the saline after that if i find no success.
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