Bump on eye


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We received two veiled chameleons from lllreptiles.com about 4 days ago, 1/11. One of the chameleons has a bump on its left eye. The eye has a hazy film over it and no pupil. He is completly blind out of that eye. We called them and they told us that it is perfectly normal when shipping chameleons and its just from dehydration and should go away by the next day, but it hasnt. He is drinking and eating but the bump and blindness still remains.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

I think lllreptiles should accept responsibility for what has happened here. You can try flushing the eye out with saline solution (available from chemists) but if that doesn't work then I'd be worried. Usually dehydration would cause sunken eyes but not sure I agree it would cause this problem:(
I would e-mail them at lllreptiles a copy of this photo stressing the problem hasn't gone away. A vet trip may be needed.....
poor little cham :(

The best advice I could give would be to visit a vet who is experienced with chameleons. I am surprised your cham is still eating with his eye like that. Did you send the picture to lllreptile? I could be wrong, but it looks like more than dehydration to me. Most places have guarantees on the health of their animals at delivery - you might want to look into this. Sorry I could not be of more help; hopefully someone else can give some additional advice.

That doesn't look like dehydration to me either. It looks like an infection, or maybe a growth. And, after less than 24 hours in a box, a chameleon may be thirsty but shouldn't be dehydrated enough to have sunken eyes anyhow.

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A specialist vet is your best course of action, i whould as chamgirl stated wash his eye out with a saline solution in the mean time.

we were told by lllreptile to put terramycin or neo-poly-bac ointment on the eye. does anyone know where we can get that?
Your vet would be able to sell these products to you. You might be able to find something elsewhere, but I am not sure. Try calling a few vets, they should be able to give you an estimate on pricing. While you are there, I recommend at least letting the vet take a look.

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