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atree50

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I Have A Chaneleon That Is Just A Few Months Old And He Keeps Grabbing His Own Legs And Falling Off Of Everything I Try To Use In His Cage, Is This Normal Or Is There Something Wrong With Him?
 
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Arjan

New Member
Hi,

Can you post some pictures of your animal and cage? It's easier to see what's wrong instead of describing the problem because there can be many causes ;)
 

Heika

New Member
I agree, pictures are great. A solid description of your setup and your chameleon would also be invaluable.

From Brad's "How to ask for help" sticky in the health forum:

Cage Info:
  • Cage Type - What kind of cage are you using? What is the size?
  • Lighting - What kind of lighting are you using? How long do you keep the lights on during the day?
  • Temperature - What temperature range have you created? Basking spot temp? What is the temperature at night?
  • Humidity - What are your humidity levels? How are you creating and maintaining these levels?
  • Plants - Are you using live plants? If so, what kind?
  • Location - Where is your cage located? Is it near any fans, air vents, or high traffic areas?
Chameleon Info:
  • Your Chameleon - The species, sex, and age of your chameleon.
  • Feeding - What are you feeding your cham? What amount? What kind of schedule? How are you gut-loading your feeders?
  • Supplements - What are you dusting your feeders with and what kind of schedule do you use?
  • Watering - What kind of watering technique do you use? Do you see your chameleon drinking?
  • Fecal Description - Briefly note colors and consistency from recent droppings.
  • History - Any previous information about your cham that might be useful to others when trying to help you.
  • Current Problem - The current problem that you are concerned about.
Pictures can really help as well.
 

kinyonga

Chameleon Queen
In my experience, chameleons do this "grabbing your own leg" thing when there is a calcium problem. Does it show any signs of MBD? (Crooked arms/legs or what looks like an extra elbow above the real one...or a soft, pliable, rubbery jaw, a bendable casque, and tongue dysfunction.....or inability to get up on its legs and lift its body off the ground (called lack of "truncal lifting")....or a gradual decline in appetite, weight loss, lethargy, paralysis, seizures?)

If you take it to a vet the vet can run tests and tell you if this is what the problem is.
 
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