Chameleon Shed

Sid_V

New Member
Has anyone had a particular bad shed for one of yours that consisted of them getting incredibly weak in the back legs?
My little monster Sid, who now looks and what I assume feels quite better now had that kind of week.
(Unbeknownst to me that the dust I was using did not have D3, so I switched him to liquid calcium and liquid vitamins)
EDIT:
Also forgot to mention that I did not realize the bulb I was using wasn't a proper uvb, but a infrared red bulb.
 

Brodybreaux25

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Sid_V

New Member
And what did they say?
The vet was entirely unsure, because I did ask about impaction and he said it definitely was not that since I did use insects without hard outer shells and I use newspaper for the time being for substrate. He is not a Herpetologist but he at least was decent enough to check up on him. Today I went and bought him vitamin supplements, Calcium, and new 26w UVB and a new waterfall (he likes the drip from a water bottle too). To sum it up we're not sure. If it is something like mbd I hope I have enough to help him. (I am a first time Chameleon owner)
 

The Wild One

Chameleon Enthusiast
Take back the waterfall they are breeding grounds for bacteria. Why were you worried about impaction? We can help you find a vet in your area that is good for the Cham, what is your location? Take out the newspaper you just need a bare bottom no substrate,
 

Sid_V

New Member
Take back the waterfall they are breeding grounds for bacteria. Why were you worried about impaction? We can help you find a vet in your area that is good for the Cham, what is your location? Take out the newspaper you just need a bare bottom no substrate,
Well, he's not in his normal tank at the moment, this one is a 15g spare that I use to monitor any of my reptiles. I was worried because I have a mix size of supers and crickets and they would occasionally get mixed in. I live on hunter mountain in upstate new york haha. I digress, He seems to be doing a whole lot better now that he is almost done shedding, his legs regained the strength.
 
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