Does his eye look weird?

#1
As a new cham owner I am trying to get used to how he is! He seems to finally be settling in but his eyes seem to be maybe puffy? Or it's normal! I tried looking at other Chams but their eyes don't look like his!
 

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#4
Not puffy, just the opposite, he looks dehydrated.
i most him three times a day usually until my battle I have is empty or almost empty. Maybe two mins. once in the morning and if I'm working twice at night (Once when I get home and once before he goes to sleep.and more if I'm not working he gets more mists. And every time I spray his whole cage including him and I usually see him drinking. I have a automatic mister but I set it up wrong so I'm hoping to get a different nozzle (I have the reptirain and I want to switch the nozzle to mistking for the nozzles I can adjust)
 
#5
i most him three times a day usually until my battle I have is empty or almost empty. Maybe two mins. once in the morning and if I'm working twice at night (Once when I get home and once before he goes to sleep.and more if I'm not working he gets more mists. And every time I spray his whole cage including him and I usually see him drinking. I have a automatic mister but I set it up wrong so I'm hoping to get a different nozzle (I have the reptirain and I want to switch the nozzle to mistking for the nozzles I can adjust)
If you have any advise please I don't see him drinking from the leafs or not to often. Any advise helps I just want him happy
 
#11
They need at least 2 minutes of misting to stimulate the urge to drink.
Ok! Usually what I do is I mist him until I physically SEE him drinking. it's only when I'm misting he will sit there and does the little mouth thing I'm sure you know. And usually I keep misting even after I see him drinking water I'm misting on him
 

timw1

Chameleon Enthusiast
#12
Do yourself a favor and buy a Mistking, it really is worth it. Once you have the timer set, it's all automatic. All you have to do is fill his reservoir about once a week (5 gal bucket). Once it's set up you don't have to worry about making time to mist. for now, give him extra misting's to re-hydrate, and consider putting him in the shower. If you don't know how to do that, use the search function, it is thoroughly discussed in numerous threads.
 
#13
Do yourself a favor and buy a Mistking, it really is worth it. Once you have the timer set, it's all automatic. All you have to do is fill his reservoir about once a week (5 gal bucket). Once it's set up you don't have to worry about making time to mist. for now, give him extra misting's to re-hydrate, and consider putting him in the shower. If you don't know how to do that, use the search function, it is thoroughly discussed in numerous threads.
Thank you! Now I do have an automatic mister but one thing led to another and I set up my reptirain wrong. So when it mists the cage it's at a spot he usually isn't in! My plan was to just get the nozzles from the mistking and see if I can change that out so I don't have to pay the full prise for the while misting machine. My mister works it's not I fucked up and I had it going on but obviously it wasn't working out very well. Every three hours for 45 seconds is what I had. Do you think if I kept my mister and got the nozzles from the other mister that it would fix and I could use that?
 

timw1

Chameleon Enthusiast
#14
I don't have knowledge about the Reptirain, but I know Mistking it top quality that will last many, many years. Misting for 45 seconds is not enough. My mistking goes off just after lights on in the am, and mists for 2 1/2 minutes every 3 hours till lights out. Lights are 12 on, 12 off.
 
#15
I don't have knowledge about the Reptirain, but I know Mistking it top quality that will last many, many years. Misting for 45 seconds is not enough. My mistking goes off just after lights on in the am, and mists for 2 1/2 minutes every 3 hours till lights out. Lights are 12 on, 12 off.
Do you have a light timer? I have been just manually counting and making sure they get off on time! And yes I have heard wonderful things! It's pretty expensive so I will have to save up but it just may two two or four weeks until I can afford it :( and the reptirain highest is 60 secs and I don't know what you use for the bottom of the cage but when I had it on the bottom(I use a puppy pads that fits the cage perfectly) gets GROSS! And just SOAKED
 
#16
Until you’re able to get the mister sorted out you could set up a dripper. It can be as simple as a bottle with a small hole in it. Also, are your feeders hydrated? That can help. For my roaches, and crickets when I have them, I use a bottle cap with some cotton in it soaked with water. I’ve actually watched the roaches all huddle around to drink after shopping, kinda cute! You could give him a couple horn worms to get some more moisture into him as well. Not a staple to be fed every day, but they are full of water.

Given that you said his urates are white, though, it may be wise to review your lighting and supplementation. White is an indication of good hydration, and eye issues can often be indicative of a vitamin issue, especially vitamin A.
 
#17
I just got a new chameleon ... he has this same issue and I will be taking him to vet Monday. I’ll let you know what was determined... here’s a pic of my little dude... as you can see he has the same “puffiness” it’s almost cloudy and he looks blind. I JUST got this dude and noticed these issues when I picked him up... but like I said I go to exotic vet specialist on Monday morning .
 

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Until you’re able to get the mister sorted out you could set up a dripper. It can be as simple as a bottle with a small hole in it. Also, are your feeders hydrated? That can help. For my roaches, and crickets when I have them, I use a bottle cap with some cotton in it soaked with water. I’ve actually watched the roaches all huddle around to drink after shopping, kinda cute! You could give him a couple horn worms to get some more moisture into him as well. Not a staple to be fed every day, but they are full of water.

Given that you said his urates are white, though, it may be wise to review your lighting and supplementation. White is an indication of good hydration, and eye issues can often be indicative of a vitamin issue, especially vitamin A.
Thank you so much! I usually do that with the crickets (somehow they still drown not sure how...) And I will for sure do that with the roaches! Glad I'm not the only one who thinks their cute! I do have a different question! Today he was acting WEIRD! Not his normal self he was these past two weeks I have had him. He was SOOOI overly aggressive! To a point he has never been before! He even hit me with his tongue (I was trying to give him a shower because of the dehydration thing) ! He was the darkest color I have ever seen on him and that's taking in consideration I had to put drops in his eye! He also wanted to move around A LOT! He would go to the bottom of his cage and attempt to climb the mesh of his enclosure and usually fall(barely would get himself off the ground so not a far fall) but he would find the ladder I have for him and climb up and then back down and do it all over again all day! Why is that? He was doing this before the shower as well. But so after but he was acting weird before the shower
 
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