Closing His Eye(s)?

Discussion in 'Health Clinic' started by JayAreKicks, May 5, 2017.

  1. JayAreKicks

    JayAreKicks New Member

    The other day one of my basking bulbs blew out so I replaced it with a red heat bulb for a couple days. The same day I switched it he started closing his eye and moving it around while it's closed. I changed the bulb back to a regular daylight bulb like before. It's been a few days now and he's still closing it, sometimes he looks asleep. Any thoughts on the issue? I can't tell if it's both eyes, usually where he hangs out he's only got one eye facing me.
     
  2. Jax_Cham_MAN

    Jax_Cham_MAN Member

    I did the same thing once my chameleon acted like it had something in it's eye
     
  3. Graves923

    Graves923 Established Member

    Its possible the amount of infared light that the red bulbs give off was irritating his eyes. but if he is continuing this behavior there could be something more going on. closing their eyes during the day is a sign of illness.
    Fill out the help form that is stickied in the forum. Could be something simple to change with your husbandry or require a vet visit.
     
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  4. Surferchick

    Surferchick New Member

    Interesting... your chameleon is doing the same thing as mine. Although mine looks like it has something stuck in his eye... been doing more mistings and using eye flush/ointment. Although.. no really sign of improvement. Do you use a mister or mist by hand? What is your humidity percentage?
     
  5. JayAreKicks

    JayAreKicks New Member

    Where do I find the help form? Still kinda new to this.
     
  6. JayAreKicks

    JayAreKicks New Member

    I must by hand and the humidity is usually around 50%-60%
     
  7. EveryGreen

    EveryGreen Established Member

    fill this out
    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.


    Pictures are helpful
     

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