Growth on his face

Donna1965

New Member
My chameleon has a growth right in front of his eye. Im new to this pet and would like any ideas or to know if its normal sometimes and / or if it can be removed. It affects him when he eats live crickets. He has poor aim and misses his target alot. His name is Rocco and he is a little over 2 1/2 yrs old. Thanks for any info
 

Nemesis

Established Member
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Scarface24

Member
My chameleon has a growth right in front of his eye. Im new to this pet and would like any ideas or to know if its normal sometimes and / or if it can be removed. It affects him when he eats live crickets. He has poor aim and misses his target alot. His name is Rocco and he is a little over 2 1/2 yrs old. Thanks for any info
how long have you had him was it like that when you got him?
 

Rontti

Established Member
Could you post a picture of his eyes and also fill out the help form @Nemesis posted. To me it sounds like you don't mist your cham enough so he can't clean his eyes properly.
 

Carlton

Chameleon Enthusiast
looks like an abscess, needs a vet visit.
Hmm, I disagree. Has more of a solid tissue appearance rather than an abscess. Hard to say for certain from that pic but it looks a little lumpy or warty, not just a swelling under the skin like an abscess. OP you need a vet visit. It could certainly be a benign growth of some sort. It could affect his ability to focus and aim at feeders. I also think he may have had poor care before you got him, possibly some nutritional deficiencies. Please fill out the form so we can check your care.
 

Thehippie

Chameleon Enthusiast
Hmm, I disagree. Has more of a solid tissue appearance rather than an abscess. Hard to say for certain from that pic but it looks a little lumpy or warty, not just a swelling under the skin like an abscess. OP you need a vet visit. It could certainly be a benign growth of some sort. It could affect his ability to focus and aim at feeders. I also think he may have had poor care before you got him, possibly some nutritional deficiencies. Please fill out the form so we can check your care.
now that i look at it closer, its not a uniform lump like an abscess, my bad
 
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