Abscess and deformities


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So I purchased my chameleon Chérie about 2 or 3 weeks ago from pet co with a 25% discount due to his deformities. He has a hard grey ball on his left hip and is missing toe nails on his front feet one foot even has black on it
I’m not sure if I should be concerned about these or not

Chérie is a Jackson’s chameleon who is about 2 months old I keep him in a mesh cage with lots of foliage I keep his enclosure from 50-80% humidity and a temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit


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Chameleon Enthusiast
Why did you make a new thread for the exact same question? Keep like information in the same thread to avoid cluttering the forums and to keep all relevant info in the same place.

We need the information that was asked of you from the previous thread to be filled out in its entirety. \

Also, that chameleon is way older than 2 months.


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We need the information that was asked of you from the previous thread to be filled out in its entirety. \
Yes, information is necessary if you want good answers. Or, you could take your cham to the vet where you can be more sure of the answers. Whenever something is unknown with a cham, the vet is the best option since they can go downhill extremely quickly. It sounds like he needs a vet checkup anyway.

Some of his feet look at bit swollen as well


Chameleon Enthusiast
It looks like he may have an infection in his feet from his toenails getting pulled out. He needs to see an exotics vet.

I will post the form again. Please Copy and paste and fill in your answers

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  • Your Chameleon - The species, sex, and age of your chameleon. How long has it been in your care?
  • Handling - How often do you handle your chameleon?
  • Feeding - What are you feeding your cham? What amount? What is the schedule? How are you gut-loading your feeders?
  • Supplements - What brand and type of calcium and vitamin products are you dusting your feeders with and what is the schedule?
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  • Lighting - What brand, model, and types of lighting are you using? What is your daily lighting schedule?
  • Temperature - What temp range have you created (cage floor to basking spot)? Lowest overnight temp? How do you measure these temps?
  • Humidity - What are your humidity levels? How are you creating and maintaining these levels? What do you use to measure humidity?
  • Plants - Are you using live plants? If so, what kind?
  • Placement - Where is your cage located? Is it near any fans, air vents, or high traffic areas? At what height is the top of the cage relative to your room floor?
  • Location - Where are you geographically located?
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New Member
Jackson’s chameleon
Not sure about his age
I handle him once a day
I feed him either 3crickets,
3 wax worms, 3meal worms, or 2 night crawlers depends on what I have
I dust them in calcium and feed them a high calcium gut loading mix from pet co
I use a dripper that I feel with distilled or filtered water he drinks pretty well I make sure to mist his cage about 3 times a day so he can drink of the leaves and keep up humidity
His fecal matter is black and solid he hasn’t been pooping as much this week
I haven’t had him long enough to know any information
And I previously stated cage details
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