Is he mouth rot ? (pictures included) Nosy Be Panther

chamillion

Established Member
I got him 2 months ago. Then I realized he has something on his mouth. So what should I do ? There are no reptile vets in my country. So if I have to use some medicine please give their name to me. And this is not my first cham. I'm with panthers about 3 years. I'm breeding them. I am not new to chameleons. This is my first health problem about chameleons. (He seems dehydrated in the pics but he gets water 7 times in a day, from Mist King)







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Chameleon Info:
Your Chameleon - Panther Chameleon, about a year old, male
Handling - When it is necessary
Feeding - With locusts. 3 locusts in every day.
Supplements - Exo Terra Calcium without d3 in every feeding. Zoo Med calcium with d3 in every 2 weeks. Exo Terra multivitamin twice a month
Watering - I have a MistKing. 7 times in a day. For 1 minutes. I don't see my chameleons are drinking.
Fecal Description - Briefly note colors and consistency from recent droppings. Has this chameleon ever been tested for parasites?- No.
History - Any previous information about your cham that might be useful to others when trying to help you.

Cage Info:
Cage Type - 60*45*180 cm wooden cage. Includes lots of ventilations.
Lighting - Exo Terra Reptile UVB 100 26 watt. 60 watt basking light.
Temperature - Cage floor 25 celcius basking 33 celcius. 23 lowest night temp. I have a laser measurement thing.
Humidity - %83. I am using MistKing. It works 7 times in a day.
Plants - Yes. I am using Dracena and Schefflera
Placement - It is not in high traffic areas.
Location - Istanbul, TURKEY.
 

JaxyGirl

Avid Member
Hi he looks very dehydrated to me. His eyes are very sunken. Sometimes chameleons need to be showered or misted longer before they actually start drinking. It takes a good 3-5 minutes till my chams will drink. Has he been eating?
 

kinyonga

Chameleon Enthusiast
It does look like there could be some mouth rot. If it is it should be cleaned out and the chameleon out on an antibiotic that will kill the bacteria involved.

His head pads are not protruding enough and the eyes are sunken somewhat. There are a number of reasons for this. It could be an infection/he chameleon is not well, could be dehydration, could be an age thing if he's old.

It should see a vet but I know you said there aren't any.
 

chamillion

Established Member
Thanks for replying. Yes I know about dehydration thing. I'm trying my best to heal him. I'll drip water while he is eating. About the mouth rot. What can I do for him. I saw Hydrogen Peroxide could be useful. What do you think ? I wish there are some reptile vets in my country.
 

kinyonga

Chameleon Enthusiast
Try asking (private message) ferritinmyshoes (Dayna) on here...she's a vet and could give you some advise.
 

chamillion

Established Member
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