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rango123veiled

Established Member
My chameleon has been wobbly lately and at the moment we are getting a fecal done, he was extra wobbly today and fell. He stunned himself a little and so then he fell again, i made sure to put him in a small enclosure so he cant fall but idk what to do, hes malnourished but im giving him extra calcium and stuff to help him perk up a little. Im worried he might pass because recently hes been very weak, literally a day ago he was so much stronger
 

cruz.m

Avid Member
My chameleon has been wobbly lately and at the moment we are getting a fecal done, he was extra wobbly today and fell. He stunned himself a little and so then he fell again, i made sure to put him in a small enclosure so he cant fall but idk what to do, hes malnourished but im giving him extra calcium and stuff to help him perk up a little. Im worried he might pass because recently hes been very weak, literally a day ago he was so much stronger
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CasqueAbove

Chameleon Enthusiast
If he is in this condition he is on the edge. Do we know how the condition started or how long he has been malnourished? You can not just feed a severely malnourished animal. Have you seen a vet ? he will likely need more specific foods for a bit. Not trying to scare you but when they start falling like that their odds are not good.
 

skywes13

Member
So sorry your guy isn’t doing too well. I’m a new keeper so I won’t give my personal input, but I had a very similar situation to you with my baby. If you’re interested you might look through my thread I posted last night and seeing what people had to say to me might give you some extra pointers on what to do. I hope your little guy pulls through!
 

rango123veiled

Established Member
So sorry your guy isn’t doing too well. I’m a new keeper so I won’t give my personal input, but I had a very similar situation to you with my baby. If you’re interested you might look through my thread I posted last night and seeing what people had to say to me might give you some extra pointers on what to do. I hope your little guy pulls through!
ya i probably will
 

rango123veiled

Established Member
If he is in this condition he is on the edge. Do we know how the condition started or how long he has been malnourished? You can not just feed a severely malnourished animal. Have you seen a vet ? he will likely need more specific foods for a bit. Not trying to scare you but when they start falling like that their odds are not good.
he has been have problems like these for a while but now they are all of a sudden getting much worse, he has gone to the vet and is getting a food mixture that is better for sick animals. Hes looking very weak so im thinking of the worst, he is completely black from the stress of falling, he was fine before that.
Did the vet do x-rays or bloodwork?
no, they did not do xrays because i turned them down and i dont think that there are any problems with his bones (after all he gets the calcium he should get now and his joints look fine so im pretty sure its not mbd) however he might now because of that fall. And yes he did get the blood work and they said that his blood is pretty much fine
 
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cruz.m

Avid Member
I’m not trying to alarm you but this usually means it’s something serious and @skywes13 cham did not make it sadly :(
he is

no, they did not do xrays because i turned them down and i dont think that there are any problems with his bones (after all he gets the calcium he should get now and his joints look fine so im pretty sure its not mbd) however he might now because of that fall. And yes he did get the blood work and they said that his blood is pretty much fine
There is probably something wrong with his bones if he’s falling off branches :(
 

cruz.m

Avid Member
Please fill out the form I put and post some pictures of him so we can help you or else we cannot help you much if we have nothing to go off on
 

rango123veiled

Established Member
Definitely do x-rays. There were no abnormalities or incorrect vitamin levels in the bloodwork? Do they have specialized, good, reputable work with chameleons or just treated a few here and there?
they work with reptiles and are used to them but chameleons are more rare for them so they have less experience
 
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