DEHYDRATED HELP

I have a 2-3 year old male veild and I started to notice he hadnt been drinking. I started putting him in the bathroom for steam showers to help or and offered him his favorite fruits bet he refused those. His appitite is decrasing now too
I got somw of the repticare nutrients gel in him with a little water this past week but he seems to not be getting better. Now he even has the line. I dont have exotic vets around here:(
PLEASE HELP
He is 2-3 years old. Male veild
In a screen cage with his lights on from 9am- 8pm
He gets his food dusted in vitamin a and calcium seperately about 2 times a week.
His droppings are ok but urinate is yellow and a little orange now.
Rarely handled.
Been misting everyday and the showers 3 times a week. Usually eats crickets and occasionaly fruits and veggies that are safe to him. His eyes are sunken in and he has a decrease in appitite and he seems to keep his eyes closed alot now.
 
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The Wild One

Chameleon Enthusiast
Chams usually don’t drink in front of their keepers, look at his last droppings and see if the urate is white or yellow/orange, this is a really good way to tell your chams hydration. That and if their eyes are sunken in.
 

AnamCara

Chameleon Enthusiast
Hi,

Please fill out the help form Kaizen posted. There is much information needed to help you figure out what is wrong.

In your previous post you mentioned he was only getting feeders dusted with vitamin a and calcium once per month. It was suggested he get calcium at every feeding-- did you ever make adjustments to his supplementation?
 
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Hi,

Please fill out the help form Kaizen posted. There is much information needed to help you figure out what is wrong.

In your previous post you mentioned he was only getting feeders dusted with vitamin a and calcium once per month. It was suggested he get calcium at every feeding-- did you ever make adjustments to his supplementation?
I just edited my post with more info thx.
 
Cage is largest zilla screen habitat, 350 watt baskint bulb and then he has the uv bulb I will post pictures when I return home.
 

Ares05

Chameleon Enthusiast
Hey so you are going to want to fill out the form itself not edit past posts. Copy and paste it and fill it out, answering every question as best you can. We can't help you off of scattered info.
 

Mawtyplant

Chameleon Enthusiast
Fill this, if you dont fill im 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.

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Please Note:
  1. The more details you provide the better and more accurate help you will receive.
  2. Photos can be very helpful.
 
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