Cham wont use legs...


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This week my cham grew! Usually something to be happy about, but I have noticed that ever since then she hasn't been using her back legs half as much. When climbing she just drags them and only uses them when completely necessary. the area just above her hands seems to be puffy now too, however this is with all of them. I don't know if either of this has to do with her not using her back legs, but if it does I would really appreciate some clarification, and if not them I am not sure what I am gonna do! :eek:
She could be becoming egg bound. If she can not use her back legs she needs a vet as soon as possible.

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Swollen limbs could be a painful condition called gout. If she is in pain, she may not use her legs. She could be eggbound as the other member suggested. Female chams can lay eggs without being mated incase you did not know. Please fill out the form and more importantly, post some pictures of your chameleon.
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