Half of panther Chaneleons tail is black

Discussion in 'Health Clinic' started by LCoyote, May 12, 2018.

  1. LCoyote

    LCoyote Member

    She is doing just fine it has not gotten any worse and she can use it perfectly fine, I’ll look into the fishing line but it could of been it slipped too
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  2. JacksJill

    JacksJill Chameleon Enthusiast

    If it is bruising it should diminish with her next shed.
  3. LCoyote

    LCoyote Member

    Ok she just shedded before this so it will prob be another month or so
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  4. Curlytails

    Curlytails Established Member

    im no expert with chameleons just yet but the cases of human circulation loss and in other animals usually leads to muscle tissue death because of the lack of oxygen to keep the cells producing energy to stay alive(atp via AEROBIC respiration) and protein through ribosomes to repair itself. the muscles would have died and fluid from cells would have filled in the area within a matter of hours. can it be tail rot? would like to know more about that.
  5. Graves923

    Graves923 Avid Member

    If it was tail rot or circulation loss, then the whole tail from that point down would be black. The pictures clearly show only the right half of the tail is black.
  6. Harry The Cham

    Harry The Cham Established Member

    How old is she? Is to possible for a chameleon to live in the same cage for a long time and one day just get a burn?
  7. JapSolum

    JapSolum Member

    well in enclosure pic you can see there's a vine leading straight to the light, so I'd say it's a possibility that tail was closer to the light than the rest of its body it could be possible
  8. ponders

    ponders Chameleon Enthusiast

    Did you take her to the vet before this happened? Can happen during transport or handling.

    I had a Fischers chameleon that had one side of his whole tail turn black. It wasn't damaged anywhere, never figured out what happened but eventually faded back to green. Took weeks though.

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