Baby Panther Tail Problem, tip turned black

stugotz13

Established Member
Hello, this is #1, she is a month old and seems quite healthy. The tip of her tail just turned black a few days ago. She did shed once and I dont remember seeing any retained shed, but could be mistaken. Any ideas? Thank you in advance.

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KobaOregonherper

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stugotz13

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Either a burn, pinched in a cage or removed to forcefully when its tail was rapped around something. Poor baby, super cute though.

Cant be a burn, the lights are 3 to 4 inches above the enclosure and I rarely handle here. Luckily it is not affecting her, she is very mobile and eating. Hopefully it heals. Thank you.
 
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stugotz13

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Chameleon Info:

Your Chameleon - Amilobe Blue Bar, 1 month old, hatched from egg

Handling - Rarely handled

Feeding - Fruitflies several times a day

Supplements - none at the moment

Watering - Misting, pretty much all the time. They drink often

Fecal Description - Dark color with white tips, not yellow

History - Hatched from eggs in my house


Cage Info:

Cage Type - 1x1x1 butterfly screen enclosure. Temporary until ready for suitable emclosure

Lighting - 40 watt full spectrum, 5.0 uvb. approx 12 - 14 hours a day

Temperature - 85-88 Fahrenheit basking, mid to low 70's at night

Humidity - mid 60's to mid 80's I am in Florida

Plants - Live plants, Pothos

Placement - Day room, near sliding glass doors for sunlight, approx 5 feet high

Location - Florida


Current Problem - Tip of tail turned black

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jannb

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I really don’t like those lights for chameleons, especially babies. Is can cause eye problems.

I also recommend using supplements. I would lightly dust with calcium without d3, at just about every feeding and use a multivitamin once a month and calcium with D3 once a month.
 

stugotz13

Established Member
I really don’t like those lights for chameleons, especially babies. Is can cause eye problems.

I also recommend using supplements. I would lightly dust with calcium without d3, at just about every feeding and use a multivitamin once a month and calcium with D3 once a month.

Will do
 
Just curious, was reading through all the replies here, and now that time has gone by can someone tell me if this chameleons tail dropped off or did it continue to die up the tail and basically give the chameleon blood poisoning from the damaged tail??
 
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