So recently I noticed a bump on my male veiled chameleons nose and it looks larger to me compared to about a week ago,what should i do? and does anyone know what this is or could be?
I haven't seen this with supers. They are not as high chitin as mealworms (amount of chitin per body mass).I don't know about the bump, but I thought I'd throw this out there. You should stop feeding him superworms at every feeding. If I'm not mistaken, over use of supers (and other 'hard bodied' worms) can cause impaction. They should be used as a treat every now and then.
You should definitly be gutloading your feeders with fruits and vegies aswell.
The problem with an abscess here is that it could be involved with the cham's nasal cavities or it originated there. And, all these structures are very close to the eyes...don't want to chance an infection or abscess developing behind an eye! Have a vet sample or biopsy the lump. Some are just the tip of a much larger iceberg. It won't go away on its own most likely.My female veiled has the same bump, and I've been wondering what it is, too. It's not that big yet, but it's definitely noticeable. Everyone is saying its a growth/abscess. How can you be certain? Is it super dangerous to the chameleon, or can it live with it? I know humans get abscess's all the time and don't necessarily have to get them taken out.
It's going to be specific to your vet...very hard to guess.My first chameleon but I heard they are considered exotic pets when it comes to the vet. Have you taken yours to the vet and if so can you shed some light on how much it may cost for something like this?
Thank you for you quick response yesterday!