End of Veiled Chams tail got kinked.

Qhugh14

Member
I noticed on my like buddy the other day that the very top of his tail (couple millimeters) had turned a light brown, almost like burlap color, and he doesn't seem to be able to bend that part of his tail anymore. Been watching it and it doesn't seem to be spreading or giving him discomfort, and he has no difficulty climbing. What should I do, I don't even really know what happened in the first place.
 

Qhugh14

Member
I noticed on my like buddy the other day that the very top of his tail (couple millimeters) had turned a light brown, almost like burlap color, and he doesn't seem to be able to bend that part of his tail anymore. Been watching it and it doesn't seem to be spreading or giving him discomfort, and he has no difficulty climbing. What should I do, I don't even really know what happened in the first place.
here's a pic, kinda blurry sorry
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nightanole

Chameleon Enthusiast
He nicked it on something, or a full grown cricket took a few bites out of it. If it stays green after the damage, there is good chance the tail will be saved. If blood flow is removed from the end, it will just dry gangrene and fall off after a few weeks. Keep an eye out for reddness or swelling, as that can mean an infection.

http://talkto.thefrog.org/index.php?action=vthread&topic=14848

https://www.chameleonforums.com/threads/open-wound-on-my-chameleons-tail.96357/

https://www.chameleonforums.com/threads/bite-wounds-open-wounds.120656/
 

Qhugh14

Member
He nicked it on something, or a full grown cricket took a few bites out of it. If it stays green after the damage, there is good chance the tail will be saved. If blood flow is removed from the end, it will just dry gangrene and fall off after a few weeks. Keep an eye out for reddness or swelling, as that can mean an infection.

http://talkto.thefrog.org/index.php?action=vthread&topic=14848

https://www.chameleonforums.com/threads/open-wound-on-my-chameleons-tail.96357/

https://www.chameleonforums.com/threads/bite-wounds-open-wounds.120656/
Definitely wasn't a big cricket we only give him pinheads, it doesn't look like he's moving it or that it's getting any bigger or that there's any swelling so I'm hoping it'll get better
 

iMi

Established Member
I am not an expert, but that looks like an injury. A cricket would not be able to cause that much damage, I don't think.
 

Gingero

Established Member
Are you sure that's a male? Looks female to me from the hind legs. Makes it hard to tell with the blurry picture. May need to get a lay bin set up.
 

Qhugh14

Member
Are you sure that's a male? Looks female to me from the hind legs. Makes it hard to tell with the blurry picture. May need to get a lay bin set up.
In the last week or so we have come to the conclusion that she is in fact a female for that very reason
 

KRGEE21

Established Member
Suggest she see a vet for the tail ASAP. If it is tail rot, or some sort of infection it will spread.
 
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