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Old 01-14-2009, 05:22 PM
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Veiled Chameleon... Bite?

im cleaning out my chameleons cage.. bought him a new plant.. not sure what its called, but its safe.. and non toxic... its being cleaned right now in the shower lol... anyways my chameleon hisses and bites when i go to get him out.. and i need to take him out to put the plant and stuff in... he is a 4 month old male veiled cham.

Will it hurt if he bites me?
How should i take him out?
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:25 PM
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@ 4 months, id imagine he would have a decent bite. if you need to were a glove, once you get him outta his enclosure, he should settle down.
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:26 PM
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My veiled bites me every chance he gets. It's normal. It doesn't hurt yet, hes only about 5 inches snout to vent. But it hurts more and more as he gets older. You will learn how to manipulate him so he will be more clam. Do a search, there's some videos on here on how to handle them properly. Good luck!
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:39 PM
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Ive been bit on the hand AND the chest.. Its like a hard pinch and its quick. I use WHITE gloves, doesnt seem to scare and she actually climb on when i go under her in the front instead of running, swaying, or hissing with bare hands.
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Apparently I ticked Leo Off. I took him out to put him in the shower as his eyes look a little sunk. Well, on the way he decided to climb up to my head, no biggie.. but then he stopped under my neck and clamped down on my chin..hard..its throbbing.. and now when I go near him, he hisses at me.. This is SO not like him. He hasnt opened his mouth once.. Dang this hurts! Any idea what I could have done? Im scared to go near him now.
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I've never been bit,but my beardies have! It will hurt for a little, just make sure you clean it up good if they break the skin! You don't want to have the possibility of getting sick!
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Apparently I ticked Leo Off. I took him out to put him in the shower as his eyes look a little sunk. Well, on the way he decided to climb up to my head, no biggie.. but then he stopped under my neck and clamped down on my chin..hard..its throbbing.. and now when I go near him, he hisses at me.. This is SO not like him. He hasnt opened his mouth once.. Dang this hurts! Any idea what I could have done? Im scared to go near him now.
maybe cause your head moving too fast that it might threaten him.
just move slow and don't do sudden jerk. I don't normally like letting my chameleon climb to my head. Their nail is too sharp to my liking.
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Its bright red and still burning. No broken skin though.

He is also bright orange and his eyes are very sunk.. Is that just stress? He did gasp loudly when I picked him up to put him back in the cage. I did not have the water directly on him, he was on a pothos and it was tepid. I thought someone recommended showering a couple times a week to rehydrate. Im totally freaked out

Alright, 20 min later, his colors are normal and his eyes are fine.. I tried to give him a hornworm since I seemed to have scared him so badly but he is just sitting there..

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Old 01-22-2009, 04:31 PM
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you could wear a hoodie or sweater ..... just let him crawl on your arm ....

my cham hasnt bit me yet .... hope she never does ... that looks like it hurts
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Here ya go..can ya see the cham mouth or what? (big friggen gape!) My daughter asked me at dinner what happened, I didnt even realize it had left a mark..feels like a scratch.
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