Is my chameleon healthy?

cruz.m

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Is it just her eyes she's scratching?
No she isn’t scratching her eyes, she’s scratching like her head the part where her casque meets her “neck” here I’ll show a picture. She has scratched her eye but it’s mostly here. Also I’m afraid she’ll hurt her eye when she’s scratching is there anything I can do? It’s not constant but it’s been happening once everyday for like 3-4 days. I didn’t think nothing of it at first but I’m getting kinda worried.
 

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cruz.m

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@kinyonga is her mouth and everything good? Does something appear strange? She just ate as well. Did she hurt herself or is that a vein? There’s a chunck of something I think it’s food since I just hand fed her, but I don’t know.
 

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cruz.m

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The mouth looks ok to me but remember I'm not a vet and could miss something.
What about the scratching (on #101) she hasn’t done it again but today her urate had a little yellow. What would you recommend I do to hydrate her. She used her dripper yesterday but only a few droplets. She never drinks from the leaves though only once did she do that.
 

ERKleRose

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What about the scratching (on #101) she hasn’t done it again but today her urate had a little yellow. What would you recommend I do to hydrate her. She used her dripper yesterday but only a few droplets. She never drinks from the leaves though only once did she do that.
Mistings and dripper during the day, fogger at night, feed some hydrating feeders (like hornworms)
 

ERKleRose

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What fogger would you recommend I use?
As long as it’s a cool mist/ultra sonic humidifier or fogger (has to be cool mist and could be a reptile fogger). You must properly clean it and all of its tubes and any other accessories you use with thoroughly and often (minimum once or twice a week as the longest)!
 

cruz.m

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So today everything was as normal right but then I saw my cham drinking from her dripper right nothing out of the ordinary but she continued to drink and wouldn’t stop for breaks the dripper was on a slow drip but I was getting freaked out because I read they can drown and it can cause a uri so I turned the dripper off. She stuck her head up and continued gulping for like a minute when she proceeded to “yawn” then she went back to her basking spot and laid there. After I came back to check on her, her mouth was open so I got worried but I waited and hid so she couldn’t see me and she stopped. It was time to mist so I did and she didn’t do it again. I’m scared so and worried do you think the water went into her lungs or she was able to digest/drink it right? I also noticed she was starting to get dehydrated by her urates and her eyes looked a tiny bit different that you wouldn’t be able to notice unless you really looked at her but her urates went back to white today when I checked and her eyes were pretty round and not how I had seen them. @kinyonga
 

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cruz.m

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Have you made a vet appointment, yet?
No I just had one and everything was fine it’s been like a week or so the scratching is gone the only thing I’m concerned about it this right now. Also the vet bill was really expensive and I’m still recovering from it.
 

cruz.m

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I meant what is the bulb...brand. IMHO the light should be a white light.
Oh I have a t5ho linear uvb light 5.0 and a 75W reptile bulb by exo terra. I plan on using house bulbs when this one runs out. And the light is not directly on the cage. Is something wrong with these?
 

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cruz.m

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It's the color of the light produced that I don't like to see...it's not like sunlight to me...so I use regular household incandescent (not LED) bulbs.
I see people use these but they say LED? Another question I also lost one of her bsfl in her cage well she dropped it when she was eating and I can’t find it. Do you think it’ll die or turn into a fly. If it does is it ok? Can she eat it or should I take it out if I find it? I looked for it for like 30 minutes but I can’t find it
 

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ERKleRose

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Also be careful with intense basking spot bulbs, as they produce high heat in a small area, increasing the risk for burns. Using a plain incandescent bulb provides a wide heat gradient, lessening the risk of burns and providing a better thermogradient. How far away is the basking bulb from the basking branch?
 
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