Chameleon back teeth and pink gum

sayller

Member
Hello guys.

I have some problem with my chameleon gum they are pink , teeth are black and looks like some teeth are missing :( what to do? what medicine will suggest?

Chameleon description:
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age 1 year 5 months

feeding only with superworms

every day put special calcium dust without D3 on superworms
ones in 2 weeks put special dust Reprivite with D3 , in this day i am not using calcium dust

Using 2 BLUBS
1)t8 bulb utv b10.0
2)75w utb 3.0 for

About water , using special thinks to drops on flower
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nightanole

Chameleon Enthusiast
Looks normal to me. They are never going to have sparkley whites, and black!=plaque. And yes they are going to lose teeth or have the tops crack, as they age.

When a cham opens its mouth, it expects who ever sees it to think the world is about to come to an end, they should be very colorful and high contrast.


Now if you see lumps, or cheese, or lips not sealing, those are problems.
 

sayller

Member
Looks normal to me. They are never going to have sparkley whites, and black!=plaque. And yes they are going to lose teeth or have the tops crack, as they age.

When a cham opens its mouth, it expects who ever sees it to think the world is about to come to an end, they should be very colorful and high contrast.


Now if you see lumps, or cheese, or lips not sealing, those are problems.
Thank you very much!
but it not so old, just 1 year and 5 months .. its normal no loos at this age?
 

nightanole

Chameleon Enthusiast
Unlike the pleurodont teeth of most reptilian species, chameleon teeth are acrodontly ankylosed to the bones of the jaw. Odontoblasts produced a layer of predentine that connected the dentine to the supporting bone, with both tooth and bone protruding out of the oral cavity and acting as a functional unit.

Acrodont: teeth ankylosed to the jaw bone. There are no dental sockets or grooves.

Same teeth as bearded dragons and water dragons.

Basically chameleons just dont have very good teeth, they are fairly primitive. They just kind of bust off over time, but its ok since the bone takes over.
 
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