Lump on Chameleons side

Allyboo2234

New Member
Hi guys,

Looking for advice. I have a veiled chameleon, named karma, had him for a few years now. He's a pretty healthy guy, feeds about twice a day (normally between 3 and (sometimes) 6 hoppers!! I give him calcium at least once a week, has a humidity control system but spray him at least once or twice a day. Had a set up a while back which he had for a long time but fairly recently has burns on his side (see previous post) but has pretty much cleared up after treatment from the vet and a whole new viv and a whole new set up. He's had a small yellow spot on his side for years, was told it was just a "calcium" spot and was nothing to worry about. But I've noticed a pretty big lump (about The size of a pea) on his side now where the spot is so quite concerned. Don't have a reptile specialist in our local vet so looking for some advice. I'll post some pics!! He's been shedding his skin for ages now and it hasn't stopped since healing up his side from the burn, don't know if that would be connected to his shedding. Otherwise he's a pretty happy wee guy, interacts with us well and still pretty active, gets plenty of light during the day and in darkness at night and sleeps well. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for any advice.
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AnamCara

Chameleon Enthusiast
Hi guys,

Looking for advice. I have a veiled chameleon, named karma, had him for a few years now. He's a pretty healthy guy, feeds about twice a day (normally between 3 and (sometimes) 6 hoppers!! I give him calcium at least once a week, has a humidity control system but spray him at least once or twice a day. Had a set up a while back which he had for a long time but fairly recently has burns on his side (see previous post) but has pretty much cleared up after treatment from the vet and a whole new viv and a whole new set up. He's had a small yellow spot on his side for years, was told it was just a "calcium" spot and was nothing to worry about. But I've noticed a pretty big lump (about The size of a pea) on his side now where the spot is so quite concerned. Don't have a reptile specialist in our local vet so looking for some advice. I'll post some pics!! He's been shedding his skin for ages now and it hasn't stopped since healing up his side from the burn, don't know if that would be connected to his shedding. Otherwise he's a pretty happy wee guy, interacts with us well and still pretty active, gets plenty of light during the day and in darkness at night and sleeps well. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for any advice. View attachment 250921View attachment 250922
Vet is the only thing to do. Take them to a good vet we can help you find one if you need
 

Allyboo2234

New Member
Vet is the only thing to do. Take them to a good vet we can help you find one if you need
Thanks for that, I'll get him booked in to the vet. The only issue is our local vet doesn't have a reptile specialist. I live way up north of Scotland so if you happen to know of any within the Highland or Central region that would be great. Thanks again for the reply.
 

AnamCara

Chameleon Enthusiast
Thanks for that, I'll get him booked in to the vet. The only issue is our local vet doesn't have a reptile specialist. I live way up north of Scotland so if you happen to know of any within the Highland or Central region that would be great. Thanks again for the reply.
@jannb any chance of something up there?
 

Brodybreaux25

Chameleon Enthusiast
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