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Old 02-07-2013, 06:01 PM
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Hi everyone, I'm new on the forum, and I have a issue. The thing is my friend bought a (what I'm guessing 2-3 months) Veiled Chameleon because he thought my Veiled Cham (which is 5 Months btw) pretty cool. Well, long story short he left it uncared for and found his cat playing with it. Now its arm is destroyed and its tail is mangled. I don't know what to do. I don't know how to deal with an injury like this.
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A vet.
Now.
ASAP.
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oh my god.. this poor little thing....
take him to the vet. Please
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That makes me sick... That poor little baby :'(

Find a vet in your area ASAP. That poor little thing either needs medical help to be saved or, as horrible as it would be, to be put out of its misery if it can't be helped.
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A vet.
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ASAP.
Right...no choice here. Poor little thing!!!
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:09 PM
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You need get this little guy to the vet asap...or he/she might get infection and die. He would probably need to get the leg remove...but I am afraid he wouldnt be able to survive for too long...I am sorry...
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Hi everyone, I'm new on the forum, and I have a issue. The thing is my friend bought a (what I'm guessing 2-3 months) Veiled Chameleon because he thought my Veiled Cham (which is 5 Months btw) pretty cool. Well, long story short he left it uncared for and found his cat playing with it. Now its arm is destroyed and its tail is mangled. I don't know what to do. I don't know how to deal with an injury like this.
If you don't have a vet that you can get to within the next 24hrs please do that little guy a big favor.

As hard as this sounds. Place a nice pile of toilet tissue in a large tuperware type container. Place the little guy on the tissue paper and place the whole thing in the freezer. Do not open the door for about 12 hrs. The little guy will go to sleep and freeze. Its a much more humane way to go than what is to come without prompt veterinary attention.

Advise your friend to not buy any more Chameleons.

Thanks.
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That leg will probably need to come of and he'll need some antibiotics. If he survives, overnight, poor thing. As far as what to do tonight, perhaps one of the forum vets will chime in but I would keep it dry and clean for now. Perhaps even move him into a box or something with paper towel so he cannot climb around and limits his mobility.

Edit - DO NOT freeze the chameleon. Freezing is cold and painful, and studies say that reptiles can survive decapitation for minutes (if not hours, said one source), so the most humane way to do an at-home euthanasia is to crush their head with a brick or something similar. Sounds horrible but it's instant. Freezing is never humane for anything, since your blood starts crystallizing long before you pass out and die.
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OMG I have never seen a wound that severe. I am speechless...
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I cannot believe the poor thing isn't passed out in shock.

Definitely euthanasia...the freezer method is the way I would go...I am in shock by this...


Edit: As stated later, freezing is not an appropriate method - see second page.
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