Advice needed on vitamin A

Discussion in 'Health Clinic' started by Tay And A, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. Tay And A

    Tay And A Member

    Vitamin a liquid

    So my husband has been wanting me to ask this question:
    Would putting the vitamin a oil from a pill Hurt a chameleon in any way? Such as if you rubbed it on their casque, veil, body, Etc.?
    We know that you can give it to them orally to help with nutrition and such, but can u put it on their body?
     
  2. Kaianuanu

    Kaianuanu New Member

    I don't think it would really help them in the same way as ingesting it. You can just put some on a cricket and be done with it.
     
  3. Psychobunny

    Psychobunny Avid Member

    Why would you want 2 do that?

    I have heard of ppl rubbing vitE oil on their chams to help heal a wound.
    I dont know if a reptiles skin can absorb and utilize things through the skin
    like we do!! :confused:

    P.S. If so, Noogie could sure use a good moisturizer and under-eye cream ;)
     
  4. imcurt

    imcurt Established Member

    I give my chameleons Vit A every month during the winter months.
     
  5. carol5208

    carol5208 Chameleon Enthusiast

    but do you rub it on their body like the op was asking?
     
  6. sandrachameleon

    sandrachameleon Chameleon Enthusiast

    why would you want to put oil of any kind on your chameleon?
     
  7. carol5208

    carol5208 Chameleon Enthusiast

    I was wondering the same thing!!!:confused:
     
  8. Dr O

    Dr O Veterinarian

    dunno if or how much may absorb transdermally, but you would be left with a pretty greasy chameleon overall which i don’t think is a good idea for him nor to get it all over his branches and such. particularly an oil like that which can go rancid after time, and i’m just thinking about it baking under his heat lamps. yuck!

    o-
     

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