I think my senegal is on the brink of death!

rydude334

New Member
ok my senegal is very sick i think he is on the ground alot. he is always having his eyes closed. half of his body is green the other half is brown. his back legs dont even work it looks like he just holds them up. i am very afraid that he is not fairing to well. someone help me. pleaseeeeeeeee.
 

Brad

Administrator
Staff member
The subject of your post is probably correct :(
Have you taken him to the vet? Please do so. I highly recommend trying to figure out what went wrong before obtaining any more chameleons.
 

Jam

New Member
I would get your chameleon to a vet. immediately He sounds like a chameleon that I saw at a vets that I worked with who had fallen and broken his back.:(
 

rydude334

New Member
i have him appointment to my reptile vet for monday afternoon was the earliest i could get it. i had him in a pretty big enclosure and i think he might have broken something. if anyone has anymore suggestion on what the problem i will be deeply appreciative... i have a cat and he is sometime in my room he might have scared him into falling out of his tree. thank you for your help sofar i will tell you guys how thing worked out.
 

rydude334

New Member
jam when u worked at the vet could they do anything for the lizard. i can see the swollen hump on his back and it is crooked.
 

StacyWattles

New Member
I am having the same problems with Karma - she is approximately six months old has the right enclosure and temps are where they are supposed to be. But she is really sick. I found her laying in the water catch bowl. Her eyes are closed, she is not eating at all and the only way I am keeping her hydrated is putting her in the shower (with the nozzle faced at the wall - not directly at her at all) everyday for sometimes an hour (she sits on a fake orchid plant). I also have a drip system and mist her cage at least five times a day for about five minutes each time. Her color is beautiful (ranging from a light leaf green to green with cheverons to brown with cheverons and stripes), I have even seen her turn completely black, which really freaked me out. Anyway she is very week, I have taken her back to the pet shop where they supposedly have reptile specialist and they keep saying she is fine. I know better! She is very skinny but really plumps up after her time in the shower. Anyway, I know I need to take her to the vet and will make appointment as soon as possible but thought that someone would have a thought - please don't bash me I am doing everything in my power to get this little girl healthy.
 

Julirs

New Member
Stacy-it is always good to start your own thread so people don't miss your questions...

Please give us the run down with brand names where you can...
Cage Info:
Cage Type - Describe your cage construction (Glass, Screen, Combo?) What are the dimensions?
Lighting - What brand, model, and type 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?
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? At what height is the top of the cage relative to your room floor?

Chameleon Info:
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.
Current Problem - The current problem that you are concerned about.
 

kinyonga

Chameleon Queen
You said..."my senegal is very sick i think he is on the ground alot. he is always having his eyes closed. half of his body is green the other half is brown. his back legs dont even work it looks like he just holds them up. i am very afraid that he is not fairing to well"...he is definitely not doing well.

So you have a substrate? Is he pooping?
What brand and type (compact or linear/tube) UVB light are you using on his cage?
How long has he been acting like this?
Are you sure its a male?
 
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