Hair thing

Flacon67

Established Member
So I was feeding my Cham, when I noticed a hair like thing hanging out of its mouth. Idk what it is, looked like a hair, I pulled it out and then, it had some like white stuff on it, and the Cham cried a bit. Like made a noise once. I don’t know what it was, but please help, my worst fear is that I pulled some of its tongue or intestines. Please help
 

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Flacon67

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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?
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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?
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Current Problem - The current problem you are concerned about.

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Can I do it in the morning, I’m rly tired. Long day at school
 

krikinit

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Every time I get a bit whiny...I think suck it up and be a "Garanimal"! Dude is a savage. Seal team with a defective heart valve. Ultra marathon runner freak!
 

Goose502

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His accomplishments are nothing compared to his grit. Yeah, seal team...after 3 attempts, he’s on another level.
 

Carlton

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So I was feeding my Cham, when I noticed a hair like thing hanging out of its mouth. Idk what it is, looked like a hair, I pulled it out and then, it had some like white stuff on it, and the Cham cried a bit. Like made a noise once. I don’t know what it was, but please help, my worst fear is that I pulled some of its tongue or intestines. Please help
Probably physically impossible that you pulled out part of the intestine, so forget that. It would have needed to pull up the stomach itself, and obviously that didn't happen. You would know if it was part of the tongue. Again, probably impossible. It IS possible that a feeder your cham caught did have a hair stuck to it. When it tried to swallow the insect the hair got snagged around the base of the tongue and got left behind. If it was there for a while partially dried saliva could have built up on it (the white stuff). Chams can make sounds in their throats when really stressed or upset. Maybe it was a weird bit of a hiss.

Another more remote possibility is that it was actually an intestinal parasite. Some are very very thin hairlike worms. However, you would probably have seen it move when pulled on.

How's your cham now?
 
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