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Old 06-09-2013, 10:14 AM
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Sick chameleon

My chameleon is showing signs of MBD it has been for close to a month now and it's getting worse. He has "double elbows" he is very lethargic and his bones seem bowed. and lately he has gone on a hunger strike.

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He also has the"loose skin" Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:19 AM
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I'm sorry your chameleon is ill. Can you get him to a good vet soon?
That would be my suggestion.
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Are you using the correct supplements?
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If you haven't already gotten calcium (d3 and non d3) I would do that. As well as go to a vet
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I do have d3 and non d3 I supplement without d3 at every feeding and with d3 3-4 times a week
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Please fill out this form as best you can. Lets try and figure out how your chameleon got MBD. Also pics are always helpful.
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You may be overdoing the D3. It should only be used a couple of times a month.

The quickest way to correct a calcium imbalance is to get a vet to give the chameleon shots of calcium until it's blood calcium levels are high enough to give it a shot of calcitonin which rapidly draws the calcium back into the bones. Once it's back in control you need to make sure your husbandry is correct to keep it from coming back.
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