Help please

Discussion in 'Health Clinic' started by Denaixoxo, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Denaixoxo

    Denaixoxo New Member

    my flapped neck chameleon won't eat much or won't poop I've had it for about 5 months and I'm not really sure of the species but I believe it's a girl. I'm very worried about my chameleon so if anyone knows anything please help.
     
  2. Katacara

    Katacara Avid Member

    Please fill out the how to ask for help form. Here is a link https://www.chameleonforums.com/threads/how-to-ask-for-help.66/

    We cannot even begin to help you just based on the information you have given!! It is in the best interest of your cham that you use as much detail as possible! Pictures always help as well!! If you do not know what kind of cham you have we will definitely need pictures of it so we can give you the correct information for your species
     
  3. Denaixoxo

    Denaixoxo New Member

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  4. Katacara

    Katacara Avid Member

    Wow!! I am very confused because I want to say it is a panther by the shape of the 2 crests on the head, but she has the color of a veild o_O

    Some help here @Andee @Kristen Wilkins and @ anyone else????

    I do think she looks to be gravid though but I may be wrong
     
  5. Denaixoxo

    Denaixoxo New Member

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    I'm still not sure of the age of her and all she does when she's in her cage is stay in one spot
     
  6. Chameleomom

    Chameleomom Avid Member

    Well to be honest looks like they don't have a lot of places to go or hide
     
  7. Denaixoxo

    Denaixoxo New Member

    We had the cage laying down before and she would just climb on to the branch do I turned it and as soon as we put her in there she climbed straight to the top
     
  8. Chameleomom

    Chameleomom Avid Member

    Chameleons need a lot of branches at all different levels in the cage and live plants for them to feel safe
     
  9. Denaixoxo

    Denaixoxo New Member

    Okay but even when she was at my boyfriends house he had the cage set up the same way with two plants that weren't live and the branch
     
  10. Chameleomom

    Chameleomom Avid Member

    Well it is set up wrong and that is a lot of your problem .I told you about the branches and live plants. Do they have UVB lighting?
     
  11. Denaixoxo

    Denaixoxo New Member

    Yes I have a uvb light. I do appreciate you're help but this is my first chameleon so if it's set up wrong that wasn't my intention
     
  12. Chameleomom

    Chameleomom Avid Member

    It's ok everyone here on these forums will help you get things right
     
  13. Katacara

    Katacara Avid Member

    Yes we will help, but we can't without the information we need. So again please fill out the how to ask for help form. She looks gravid, and if she cannot lay she will become egg bound and die
     
  14. Denaixoxo

    Denaixoxo New Member

    What else do I need to fill out for the ask for help. What am I supposed to do if she is gravid ?
     
  15. Katacara

    Katacara Avid Member

    @Andee could you help me out with this?
     
  16. Denaixoxo

    Denaixoxo New Member

    If she's gravid will this make her not use the bathroom at all
     
  17. davthevieled

    davthevieled Member

    There are a lot of things you'll need to do to help her out if she is gravid.

    First, you'll need to set up a laying bin. Credits to Dez for the thread.

    https://www.chameleonforums.com/threads/laying-bin-set-up-educational-video.77225/

    This helped me a lot when I had a gravid k. multi during her first clutch. I was nervous beyond belief, but we made it through okay.

    She is going to need way more privacy. She can not see you when she is digging and laying.

    @Katacara

    They posted the stuff in the quote from you:

    Please fill out the how to ask for help form. Here is a link https://www.chameleonforums.com/threads/how-to-ask-for-help.66/

    We cannot even begin to help you just based on the information you have given!! It is in the best interest of your cham that you use as much detail as possible! Pictures always help as well!! If you do not know what kind of cham you have we will definitely need pictures of it so we can give you the correct information for your species


    Chameleon Info:
    • Your Chameleon - The species, sex, and age of your chameleon. How long has it been in your care? Flapped neck chameleon, I think it's female and I've had it for 5 months.
    • Handling - How often do you handle your chameleon? A few times because anytime I put my hand in the cage to feed her she climbs out and then eats
    • Feeding - What are you feeding your cham? What amount? What is the schedule? How are you gut-loading your feeders?i feed her some crickets I also feed her super worms, but lately she won't eat much of anything
    • Supplements - What brand and type of calcium and vitamin products are you dusting your feeders with and what is the schedule? I have rep-cal with d3 and today I just got reptivite I try to remember to use it but she's been in my boyfriends care before I moved her to my house due to hurricane Irma
    • Watering - What kind of watering technique do you use? How often and how long to you mist? Do you see your chameleon drinking? I have a spray bottle and I spray the whole tank and anytime I do I always see her drinking the water
    • Fecal Description - Briefly note colors and consistency from recent droppings. Has this chameleon ever been tested for parasites? She hasn't had any recent droppings
    • 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? Glass with a screen lid
    • Lighting - What brand, model, and types of lighting are you using? What is your daily lighting schedule? I have a uvb lamps
    • Temperature - What temp range have you created (cage floor to basking spot)? Lowest overnight temp? How do you measure these temps? I'm not sure
    • Humidity - What are your humidity levels? How are you creating and maintaining these levels? What do you use to measure humidity? I'm not sure
    • Plants - Are you using live plants? If so, what kind? No I have artificial
    • 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? I have a 10 gallon tank and it's not near any vents. It's about half of the height of a bed room dresser
    • Location - Where are you geographically located? Florida

    Current Problem - The current problem you are concerned about.
    She will not eat very much and has not had any recent droppings.

    I'm going to take some stuff that I noticed wrong here, feel free to chime in when needed.
     
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  18. Andee

    Andee Chameleon Enthusiast

    Katacara it's in her quote under the picture in her third post.

    @Denaixoxo do you know when she last pooped is? She looks honestly like she needs to lay. And she is a an egglaying species so you need a bin. She needs probably a 12 by 12 sand and soil mixture. She is not a flapneck btw, she is a senegal
     
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  19. Denaixoxo

    Denaixoxo New Member

    I'm willing to listen to anything
     
  20. Denaixoxo

    Denaixoxo New Member

    When I got her they didn't know what species she was and how old she is. And before hurricane Irma I believe I'm not exactly sure she's only been at my house for a few days
     

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