Bumps inside Chameleon's eyelids

RockyoDragon

New Member
When I visited Petco to get a new chameleon, there was one with a large bump in it's right eye and a smaller bump in it's left eye. So of course when I saw this I needed to get it, because they obviously wouldn't do anything to help it. It's been a couple days and I plan on going to the vet when I can, and he's been rubbing his eye on everything. I'm not sure what to do, I believe he's about 3 months old. Any advice could help. I looked over a bunch of different forums and couldn't find someone with the same problem. I know it's probably from either dehydration, lighting, improper vitamin feeding, etc. I've been misting him properly, he has a proper tank set up, but it was definitely something Petco had caused. Any help is welcome!
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Left eye

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Right eye

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right eye 2
 

Chameleoking

Avid Member
Could you please fill out this form so we can help you figure out the problem with your chameleon...you can copy the text and add your answers:

Chameleon Info:
  • Your Chameleon - The species, sex, and age of your chameleon. How long has it been in your care?
  • Handling - How often do you handle your chameleon?
  • Feeding - What are you feeding your cham? What amount? What is the schedule? How are you gut-loading your feeders?
  • Supplements - What brand and type of calcium and vitamin products are you dusting your feeders with and what is the schedule?
  • Watering - What kind of watering technique do you use? How often and how long to you mist? Do you see your chameleon drinking?
  • Fecal Description - Briefly note colors and consistency from recent droppings. Has this chameleon ever been tested for parasites?
  • History - Any previous information about your cham that might be useful to others when trying to help you.

Cage Info:
  • Cage Type - Describe your cage (Glass, Screen, Combo?) What are the dimensions?
  • Lighting - What brand, model, and types of lighting are you using? What is your daily lighting schedule?
  • Temperature - What temp range have you created (cage floor to basking spot)? Lowest overnight temp? How do you measure these temps?
  • Humidity - What are your humidity levels? How are you creating and maintaining these levels? What do you use to measure humidity?
  • Plants - Are you using live plants? If so, what kind?
  • Placement - Where is your cage located? Is it near any fans, air vents, or high traffic areas? At what height is the top of the cage relative to your room floor?
  • Location - Where are you geographically located?

Current Problem - The current problem you are concerned about.

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Please Note:
  1. The more details you provide the better and more accurate help you will receive.
  2. Photos can be very helpful
 

RockyoDragon

New Member
Could you please fill out this form so we can help you figure out the problem with your chameleon...you can copy the text and add your answers:

Chameleon Info:
  • Your Chameleon - The species, sex, and age of your chameleon. How long has it been in your care?
  • Handling - How often do you handle your chameleon?
  • Feeding - What are you feeding your cham? What amount? What is the schedule? How are you gut-loading your feeders?
  • Supplements - What brand and type of calcium and vitamin products are you dusting your feeders with and what is the schedule?
  • Watering - What kind of watering technique do you use? How often and how long to you mist? Do you see your chameleon drinking?
  • Fecal Description - Briefly note colors and consistency from recent droppings. Has this chameleon ever been tested for parasites?
  • History - Any previous information about your cham that might be useful to others when trying to help you.

Cage Info:
  • Cage Type - Describe your cage (Glass, Screen, Combo?) What are the dimensions?
  • Lighting - What brand, model, and types of lighting are you using? What is your daily lighting schedule?
  • Temperature - What temp range have you created (cage floor to basking spot)? Lowest overnight temp? How do you measure these temps?
  • Humidity - What are your humidity levels? How are you creating and maintaining these levels? What do you use to measure humidity?
  • Plants - Are you using live plants? If so, what kind?
  • Placement - Where is your cage located? Is it near any fans, air vents, or high traffic areas? At what height is the top of the cage relative to your room floor?
  • Location - Where are you geographically located?

Current Problem - The current problem you are concerned about.

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Please Note:
  1. The more details you provide the better and more accurate help you will receive.
  2. Photos can be very helpful
It was from when he was in Petco so nothing I own would have cause this; I got him yesterday
 

ERKleRose

Chameleon Enthusiast
It was from when he was in Petco so nothing I own would have cause this; I got him yesterday
This to also help make sure the info you got is correct (there aren’t a lot of trustworthy sources for chameleon info). Making sure you fill the form out in as much detail as possible and adding a full pic of the entire enclosure, the lights, and a pic of the back of its back feet (so we can help you sex it) would be wonderful! Where do you live? We can help you find an experienced chameleon vet, as well.
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
Typically eye issues like this have a direct link to incorrect supplementation and lighting. When you see it in both eyes like this that is what I lean towards. It could be an infection though as well. If that is the case the Vet needs to be a good reptile vet and they would flush the eyes.

What supplements, rotation, and lighting are you using? Can you take pics of the enclosure you have baby in? I know it came to you like this but I want to make sure you got the right info for your set up and supplementation.
 
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