liquidy droppings

Lily Princiotta

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Hey everyone! I recently bought a new panther cham in march and he's now 8 months old. I was watching him and he was acting weird. He had his heard tipped downward and was basking with his eyes closed. And a liquidy turd to go along with that. I'll attach a photo for you guys. I'm a little worried because he only ate two crickets last night instead of his usual crazy energy to chase down 5 of them. Any ideas of whats going on?

Lily Princiotta

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heres the pic


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As far as the feces part of the poop goes, an unhealthy one is mainly a result of parasites in the chameleon’s gut that can tamper with its digestive system and play havoc with your chameleon’s nutritional needs.

The urates part of the poop looking unhealthy will solely be down to varying levels of dehydration.


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  • Parasites – These usually live in your chameleon’s intestine and can be contracted from other animals the chameleon has come into contact with, including feeders from an unreliable source. To check for parasites and ultimately treat them you must take a sample of your chameleon’s feces to a herpetological vet who will advise you on the best course of action.
  • Dehydration – This is easily fixed by increasing the number of mistings you do and the amount of water provided. If this still isn’t enough you can give your chameleon a shower by placing them on a plant, placing them in your shower cubicle and aiming the water at the wall so it bounces off on to your chameleon for them to drink.
Not saying that this is the problem with your cham. It may or may not be. Just some food for thought. Hope he gets better soon


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Where do you live? We can try and help you find a vet with reputable chameleon experience near you! Here's the form, as well (make sure to use as much detail as possible, including adding pics of your cham, his lights, and his entire enclosure, too):

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  • Handling - How often do you handle your chameleon?
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  • Supplements - What brand and type of calcium and vitamin products are you dusting your feeders with and what is the schedule?
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  • Plants - Are you using live plants? If so, what kind?
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