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  1. fluxlizard

    Interesting thoughts on vet care / ethics of life

    Just want to clarify a couple of points and a quick comment- My comment- I have no problem with others who have the resources ($60,000) to do this, doing this. So here is another thought- should only those with such resources keep animals? One thing I want to clarify- part of my frustration...
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    Parasites: Can they be prevented?

    this is not strictly speaking truth. It is true, the original parasite has to come from somewhere external. But once the life-cycle is within the chameleon, the chameleon can and will re-infect itself with it's own poop. Happens all the time with lizards. Take pinworms as an example- the...
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    Interesting thoughts on vet care / ethics of life

    Came across this, this morning and found it got me thinking some. Thought it might do the same for others, regardless of where you draw your personal line on how far to go with veterinary care for your animals. Maybe unlike many who have come into the hobby in the last decade or two, I...
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    Cleaning Giant Green Banana Roaches

    My solution for ants is to spray the shelving our tubs sit on with ridx (bedbug spray from walmart). I spray them twice a year as this spray also kills and controls dust mites (keeps my meal worms clean from these pests- the mites can't go from tub to tub). But this spray also kills ants and...
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    Superworms - what to do when they're too big to feed

    If the giveaway doesn't work out- superworms live for a loooong time (A year or more). Long enough that your chameleon should have plenty of time to "catch up" to them and be able to eat them. As long as they are kept together they will not pupate. Of course, then you have to feed them and...
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    Gular Edema and Crickets

    I can believe that especially with the larger sizes. If they have been fed a commercial chicken food diet their whole lives or whatever, their nutritional makeup will be different and the larger they get, the more their bodies have been "built" with whatever diet they have been fed and the less...
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    What's the Best Chameleon Egg Substrate?

    I prefer perlite with an equal weight of water. Vermiculite works just as well for me with same weight ratio, but I've had babies hatch out and choke on fine grade vermiculite, so do not use that. Perlite is white and allows plenty of light so it is easy to see how the eggs are doing at a...
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    How does temp effect eggs?

    Hey Kinyonga- I'm talking about the australian water dragons, not the greens. Aussies about 80 and you get males, a little above or below and you get all females. There have been times that males are hard to get because females are so much easier to hatch and if temps go up or down just a...
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    *Emergency* Jackson chameleon dying!?!

    Not that I disagree with you that this lizard should be seen by a vet, and don't get me wrong- I am far from certain about my guesses as to the problems with it, and yours could very well be correct and mine wrong. The above post was just meant to express that I am not guessing in the dark, nor...
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    *Emergency* Jackson chameleon dying!?!

    The bones are straight from what I can see. MBD just looks different. No offense intended, but MBD and bacterial infections look different from one another in person. You will see the MBD in the shape of the limbs. This kind of infection is pretty common in lizards which tend to scratch around...
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    How does temp effect eggs?

    It has, for at least several species. Leopard geckos are one that you would be most familiar with. Aussie water dragons are another that I keep. With those 2 species I literally decide what I want and cook the eggs at that temperature. There are others as well. Leopard geckos have been figured...
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    *Emergency* Jackson chameleon dying!?!

    Ah- Having only skimmed the thread I missed the pics on the first page. While I can't see evidence of MBD (not saying it isn't possible, only that from what I can tell in the pics I don't see any), I agree the front limbs appear swollen in the photos. Most usually and likely from the photo- this...
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    *Emergency* Jackson chameleon dying!?!

    Try tapping her nose gently. Maybe not a lot you can do at this point without a vet. One final tip for you if you want to try it. Tractor Supply Company sells terramycin antibiotic eye ointment I saw this morning when I was there getting some diatomaceous earth. It was about $17. This may...
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    Chameleon mouth open

    This is spot on correct and is the correct way to look at lizard husbandry. Nature doesn't provide 86.5 basking sites and lizards may choose to heat up a little warmer than normal for whatever biological reasons (kicking the digestion up a notch, fighting an mild infection, etc). When they do...
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    *Emergency* Jackson chameleon dying!?!

    Short of going to see a vet- You can see if the problem has it's root in a vit a deficiency. Get some vitamin a gel-caps for humans. Poke a pinhole in one. Gently stroke your lizard's nose and/or lips so it opens it's mouth and gapes at you. Carefully squeeze the gelcap and drop a single drop...
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    update on my first thamnobates breeding

    I thought I'd post a couple of pics taken this morning to update this thread: https://www.chameleonforums.com/yay-my-first-thamnobates-breeding-139281/#post1192882 It's now a bit over 3 and a half months along since that event, and the female is looking really huge and doing great.- Oops...
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    Shes hiding all the time from me!:(

    Even tame chameleons usually dislike that. My advice is to just to be very patient and continue to try and hand feed her. It may take several days of standing very still with a hand outstretched for 20 minutes or something before she takes that first insect from your hand, but as you probably...
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    Thinking about a beardie

    Hey there. I've been breeding beardies for over 20 years. Yes. I've met bearded dragons whose owners kept them their entire lives in a 55 tank. But IMO that isn't much of a life- wider is better, longer additionally would be better as well. I used to keep them in 4'x30"x30" enclosures mostly...
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    Mealworms?

    Any dry stuff you would feed crickets or roaches is good. Plus a little fresh fruits and veggies.
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    Is it worth it

    You were asking about mealworms in another thread. Those and soldier fly larvae are both worth it financially and time wise. Neither require expensive heating or setup or significant time. If you are allergic to roaches, then those are out, but if you weren't, lobster roaches are worth it...
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