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Syreptyon

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Well first off, you should absolutely not be taking him everywhere with you. That is incredibly stressful for asocial animals like chameleons and has undoubtedly damaged his immune system and increased the likelihood of illness.

What supplements do you use, and how often? If this has been going on for a while, then he needed a vet a long time ago
 
Well first off, you should absolutely not be taking him everywhere with you. That is incredibly stressful for asocial animals like chameleons and has undoubtedly damaged his immune system and increased the likelihood of illness.

What supplements do you use, and how often? If this has been going on for a while, then he needed a vet a long time ago
He’s been doing it since really young he is more of a puppy then a chameleon and he really enjoys being out, and yes I’m planning on going to a vet.
 

Syreptyon

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He’s been doing it since really young he is more of a puppy then a chameleon and he really enjoys being out, and yes I’m planning on going to a vet.

No, he doesn't. You are just anthropomorphizing his behavior. Chameleons cannot be compared to a mammal of any kind and mistaking their behavior as such is very, very dangerous.

More importantly, like I asked already, what is your supplement schedule?
 

Rlc1994

Chameleon Enthusiast
Chameleons are not puppies no matter how much you think they want to be with you or cuddled. These animals would honestly rather be left alone. Yes you can handle your chameleon but taking him “everywhere” as you described is going to cause a high amount of stress and ultimately effect his health. Filling out this form below will give us a better understanding of your husbandry. As for the eye problems it could be a supplementation problem as said above.


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No, he doesn't. You are just anthropomorphizing his behavior. Chameleons cannot be compared to a mammal of any kind and mistaking their behavior as such is very, very dangerous.

More importantly, like I asked already, what is your supplement schedule?
A puppy? I’m sorry and I mean this in the nicest possible way but yes please do bring him to a vet and leave him there if you think he’s a puppy.
thanks for worrying but I can take care of him without cooping him up his whole life. I mean this in the ‘nicest’ way. But I can raise my chameleon the way I want and he’s enjoying life whether u believe me or not now I’m ignoring u. :>
 

Syreptyon

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thanks for worrying but I can take care of him without cooping him up his whole life. I mean this in the ‘nicest’ way. But I can raise my chameleon the way I want and he’s enjoying life whether u believe me or not now I’m ignoring u. :>

So you came asking for help, received help, and got mad and ran away?

Your chameleon is very sick. He will die without intervention. And we could help, if you would work with us. Starting with his supplement schedule. If this is off, then that very much explains what could be going on here
 

Lennoncham

Chameleon Enthusiast
thanks for worrying but I can take care of him without cooping him up his whole life. I mean this in the ‘nicest’ way. But I can raise my chameleon the way I want and he’s enjoying life whether u believe me or not now I’m ignoring u. :>

Well you can do what ever you want but you won’t be doing it with a chameleon for very long if you take it every where you go.
 

JoshD49

Chameleon Enthusiast
I hope you understand that the members are just trying to help. Most Chameleons will stress when brought out into the open. Stress is very difficult to detect in Chameleons until they are already sick.

I know some members who take their chams out but they are long time veterans who are used to looking for the signs of a stressed or sick chameleon. I don't know how long you have been in the hobby but I hope you can tell if he is sick or not.
 

Lennoncham

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Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
This thread makes me sad... saying closed and deleting your post is essentially a slap in the face to the members here that were trying to help you. Your Cham will most certainly die without proper care. This is an arboreal reptile not a dog... Your keeping him in a hyper state of stress and not providing the most basic needs. Clearly you are not open to advice or learning more about how to properly care for your chameleon.
 

Graves923

Chameleon Enthusiast
This thread makes me sad... saying closed and deleting your post is essentially a slap in the face to the members here that were trying to help you. Your Cham will most certainly die without proper care. This is an arboreal reptile not a dog... Your keeping him in a hyper state of stress and not providing the most basic needs. Clearly you are not open to advice or learning more about how to properly care for your chameleon.

Unfortunately, not the first time we have all seen this and sadly won't be the last... When retail pet stores start making sure people are educated first before making a sale then maybe this type of abuse will end. We can only hope.
 
Unfortunately, not the first time we have all seen this and sadly won't be the last... When retail pet stores start making sure people are educated first before making a sale then maybe this type of abuse will end. We can only hope.
Just wait. U won’t know but my chameleon is gonna be better then yall think he will. Thanks for worrying but your crying over nothing.
 
This thread makes me sad... saying closed and deleting your post is essentially a slap in the face to the members here that were trying to help you. Your Cham will most certainly die without proper care. This is an arboreal reptile not a dog... Your keeping him in a hyper state of stress and not providing the most basic needs. Clearly you are not open to advice or learning more about how to properly care for your chameleon.
He has no signs of stress. Just cause he’s raised abnormal doesn’t mean he’s gonna die thanks for worrying tho. :) now I’m leaving chameleon forums to not deal with ppl like y’all.
 

Lennoncham

Chameleon Enthusiast
He has no signs of stress. Just cause he’s raised abnormal doesn’t mean he’s gonna die thanks for worrying tho. :) now I’m leaving chameleon forums to not deal with ppl like y’all.

I’m sorry I was being rude last night. Everyone in here really does just want to help your chameleon.

“Ppl like y’all”. Well it has been a Crazy weekend here in the forums but I can tell you that through all the arguing I have seen this community grow a lot stronger and closer then ever in the past few days.
 
[I hope you understand that the members are just trying to help. Most Chameleons will stress when brought out into the open. Stress is very difficult to detect in Chameleons until
I’m sorry I was being rude last night. Everyone in here really does just want to help your chameleon.

“Ppl like y’all”. Well it has been a Crazy weekend here in the forums but I can tell you that through all the arguing I have seen this community grow a lot stronger and closer then ever in the past few days.
Okay perhaps I’ll stay but is there a way to take down this forum?
 
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