Check Up

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by AZweifel, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. AZweifel

    AZweifel Member

    IMG_8425.JPG Heyo!
    This is my approximately five month old chameleon. I don't know her hatch date, so I'm not positive in her age. For the last two months she has been doing great. However, I noticed this morning that when she blinks her eyes sink in? I know that is a sign of dehydrated so I've been misting her more than usual, but she doesn't seem to be drinking? She is still eating and pooping regularly. Urate is normal and white. She also seems really bloated.
    Could she be preparing to lay eggs? Is there something else I can be doing? Is the eye think not concerning?
     
  2. jannb

    jannb Chameleon Enthusiast

    She is a beautiful little lady. Make sure to have a laying bin for her at all times. She could deffinately have eggs. What kind of mister do you have? They need to be misted for a pretty long time so they can not only drink but have plenty of time to wash out their eyes. Where do you live? I might be able to help you local a vet that has chameleon experience.
     
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  3. Andee

    Andee Chameleon Enthusiast

    She may be trying to rinse her eyes with your description but I am not sure. I don't think there's any reason not to take her in, having a general check up once in a while is always a smart thing <3
     
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  4. AZweifel

    AZweifel Member

    IMG_8178.JPG @jannb Right now I just have a hand mister, but I'm saving up to get a CliMist in the next week or so.
    I live in Riverton, Utah. I don't know how many exotic vets there are around here, but I would absolutely appreciate the help!!!
    I'll get her a laying bin tomorrow! Her enclosure is pretty packed, though, should I put her in the laying bin exclusively outside of her enclosure??
     
  5. jannb

    jannb Chameleon Enthusiast

    I would put a laying bin in her enclosure. Maybe you could temporally take a few things out to make room for a laying bin. Below is a link about making a lay bin and a list of vets that see Reptiles.

    https://www.chameleonforums.com/threads/laying-bin-set-up-educational-video.77225/

    Find reptile veterinary hospitals and clinics in Utah listed here-


    Douglas Folland
    Parrish Creek Vet Clinic
    http://parrishcreekvet.com
    86 N 70 W
    Centerville, UT 84014-1821
    801-298-2014

    Laurel Harris
    Wasatch Exotic Pet Care
    www.wasatchexotic.com
    1892 Fort Union Blvd
    Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121-3052
    801-943-3367
    drlaurel@wasatchexotic.com

    Ross Anderson
    Southeast Valley Veterinary Hospital
    www.southeastvalleyveterinaryhospital.com
    10572 S. 700 E.
    Sandy, UT 84070
    801-571-8050
     

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