Help dehydrated

Kathidavis72

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I have a 10 month old female veil. She is usually very hissy and does not like to be touched. Tonight we found her lying in the bottom of her Atrium cold, and very pale. She is so lethargic she didn't react when I picked her up. I am think dehydration so I did the shower and plant trick. This perked her up some but she still isn't moving or even opening her eyes. The last picture was 2 days ago. Please help
 

Kathidavis72

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The first was a week ago. Since then she stopped eating but was drinking. Last picture is after a 45 minute "shower". She still won't lift her head or open her eyes
 

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Kathidavis72

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She moved more and actually opened her eyes. How often should I shower her?
 

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kinyonga

Chameleon Queen
Actually you should take her to the vets right away...I'm positive she's eggbound and going to die on you. Sorry to have to say that to you.

Don't shower her...it's not usually a good idea to do that when they're this weak.
 

Kathidavis72

New Member
Actually you should take her to the vets right away...I'm positive she's eggbound and going to die on you. Sorry to have to say that to you.

Don't shower her...it's not usually a good idea to do that when they're this weak.
I was afraid of that. We live in a small town. So the closest reptile vet is an hour away and doesn't open until 10am.
 

yoshimoto0

Member
don’t panic! mine has done this too, his eyes got all sunken in and could see all of his ribs. he was extremely dehydrated at the time, i had a dripper and misted his tank but he never drank the water off of plants. i started to put him in a small bin once a day for maybe 30 minutes, i would spray the walls with water. everyday now he goes to the walls and drinks the water off, and this is how he gets his water.
 

PoseidonTheChameleon

Chameleon Enthusiast
don’t panic! mine has done this too, his eyes got all sunken in and could see all of his ribs. he was extremely dehydrated at the time, i had a dripper and misted his tank but he never drank the water off of plants. i started to put him in a small bin once a day for maybe 30 minutes, i would spray the walls with water. everyday now he goes to the walls and drinks the water off, and this is how he gets his water.
I would be careful with this... it could cause a respiratory infection or unnecessary stress.
 

Flick boy

Chameleon Enthusiast
@yoshimoto0 as the owner of this thread has not responded in a month it may be worth thinking about starting your own thread and filling out a husbandry form as you should not need to be putting your boy in a bin to drink ( where he could be subjected to too high humidity levels) better he drinks in his enclosure in a controlled way
 
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