Black bumps on panther chameleon please help me figure out what these are


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Chameleon Info:
  • Your Chameleon - Panther Chameleon, almost 2 years old. Female. I have had her since she was 7 months old. She came from a portly run pet store.
  • Handling - Not to often, maybe twice a week.
  • Feeding - Crickets and super worms. 5-7 crickets and 1 super worm. Every second day, The crickets eat a variety of vegetables.
  • Supplements - Calcium without D3 dusted every feeding and the black and orange bottle of multi vitamin D3 included.. given 1-2 times a month
  • Watering - I see her drink, we use a dripper during the day, she has a fogger running from 8:30 PM to 8:30 AM every other hour. I spray before lights on
  • Fecal Description - faecal matter is fine and healthy looking, brown with white urate
  • History - has never laid eggs and only absorbs them vet said it was normal for her

Cage Info:
  • Cage Type - XL reptibreeze
  • Lighting - Lighting schedule is from 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM I am using zoom med T5HO 5.0 The cage is also sat in front of a window so natural light is exposed
  • Temperature - basking temperature is 90°F and measured with a digital laser spot gun. Ambient temperature is 80°F toward the middle top and the middle bottom is 75°F. The lowest it gets is 61°F at night time
  • Humidity - humidity during the day is between 30 and 50% and at night time with the fogger it increases to 60 to 70% and is tested with a hygrometer
  • Plants - all live plants I have two Pothos and one cane
  • Placement - her cage is located in front of a window and is 4 feet off the ground and is completely covered at night time
  • Location - Alberta Canada

Current Problem - The current problem I’m having is I am starting to notice hard lamps that are very small and sometimes black. I thought it was stuck shed but it really isn’t and more seem to keep appearing. I can’t get to a vet because they are to far for exotic. I will attach as many photos as I can as well as I have tried using a Q-tip with warm water and trying to see if I could get it off but it’s not budging. Besides that she seems very healthy and is still eating normally and not acting any different 55AAAC15-263A-491C-B625-FBE774321294.jpeg7EEF9A53-AA55-49D3-9FF8-E3381904DE62.jpeg


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Chameleon Enthusiast
No idea what they could be...they look like a growth but not like a papilloma. Since she’s got so many of them all over and new ones starting, I’d say your best bet would be a vet visit.


Chameleon Enthusiast
Doesnt look like papiloma virus. They are normally 2-3x bigger, and look like volcanoes spewing white cheese.

So im guessing fungal. If you take to the vet, they will biopsy and give you an treatment in about a week. But you dont have a vet. I really would not be too concerned unless you start getting a build up of stuck shed. If its fungal/bacteria , you can use an OTC salve on the spots for 2 weeks and see if it goes away.


Chameleon Queen
I'm not sure what it is either.
I think there are two options...wait and see if it gets worse or take it to the vet for a biopsy.
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