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Old 04-18-2010, 10:29 AM
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Hi Everyone, I'd like to ask some helps or advice with my 1 yrs old male Yemen chameleon, who is in very good shape and condition, eating, drinking, shreading well. Today when I took him outside for enjoying the sun I noticed on his casque the front line bone is a bit lose, I could see holes under it and when I touched it it is broken down, didn't seen to have any pain or anything, and that bits is seems to be dead, like a horn or long nail or something like that. I have noticed earlier something isn't right with his casque but I thought is all will be sorted at next shreding. anyone has ever experienced anything like this. he is still happy and nothing wrong but the shape of his casque now changed a bit and that dark front line/bone is gone. please give me advice what could it be a problem. thanks
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Old 04-18-2010, 10:45 AM
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Old 04-18-2010, 11:05 AM
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Old 04-18-2010, 11:22 AM
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Your Chameleon - 1 yrs old male Yemen chameleon, I look after him since he was 2 month old
Handling - depends on how often he wants to come out free ranging (1 or 2 times a week), otherwise just at cleaning
Feeding - Has some eye problem (misses his catch about 1-2 cm) thats why I handfeed him with extra large locust ,2-3 every other day and some waxworms as a treat once a month, gutloaded with romain lettuce, carrots or broccoli
Supplements - 1xmonth MinerAll, 1xweek Nutrobal multivitamint with D3, and Calci dust every time
Watering - I mist him 2x a day about 2-3 minutes or until he starts to drink, he does drink every day 2 times.
Fecal Description - normal black with white urates, never been tested for parasites
History - never had any problem exept his eyes which I think caused by 10.00 uv lamp

Cage Info:
Cage Type - exoterra glass, with mesh top, but out for freeranging, 60x45x60 cm, I know is too small just about to change it.
Lighting - exoterra 5.0 uvb, and normal 40 watt bulb, 150 watt ceramic heater
Temperature - basking area 88-90, other are aroung 78-82, night 72
Humidity - using hygrometer, humidity around 60 %
Plants - pothos at the moment, had been using ficus, and fake plants
Placement - in living room, not busy area, about 5,5 feet at the highest point
Location - Reading, Uk

Current Problem - His casque front line look like been drying out and today it has been broken down, did't hurt at all, he seems fine , nice colors , free ranging etc.
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Old 04-18-2010, 02:40 PM
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still waiting for advice! please someone!
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Old 04-18-2010, 02:46 PM
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Idk whats wrong but I think brocoli for a gutload is bad. I wouldn't use it. I would use more fruits and veggies in the gutloading process. Check to make sure what your using is good.
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do you use a spiral/compact flourescent light (CFL)?? if you do it probably explains his eye problems and you would need to buy him a linear flourescent fixture & linear zoomed reptisun 5.0
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:08 AM
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I know why his eye had a problem, but my question now is whats happened with his casque???????????????he still absolutely fine, nothing changed with his behaviour. thanks
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:27 AM
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Nothing happened and there is nothing to worry about. He might have some micronutrient deficiency, he might have a tiny burn from the ceramic bulb, he might be rubbing on things but I don't think you should change anything, except the free ranging maybe, but if you are not worried about him sneaking off to a secret chameleon fight club in your attic and getting into casquebutting contests, then just keep an eye on it and see what happens. Maybe a bit more humidity.
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Old 04-19-2010, 02:01 PM
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Thank you Seeco for your advice, I thought he might had some fungus (not sure about spelling), don't think it could be MBD, I was just never heard about this happened to anyone else. He absolutely the same as before...he still very attractiv handsome boy to me have a nice day.
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