MBD?

MyHomeZoo

Member
Hi All,
I just went a picked up a female Veiled Chameleon that I had intended to mate with my male. She is 2.5 years old and is in the worst shape that I have ever seen in a cham. Her legs are swollen and she can't hang on to anything. I tried giving her water but she wouldn't have anything to do with it. She had already been feed wax worms before I got her so won't eat now, but there was NO sign of calcium supplement anywhere in her food dish. She has bumps all over and the person that I got her from said they just tossed crickets I to her cage. So the crickets ate her tail. That's what I was told. I think this is MBD. I can't take her to the vet for another 2 weeks is there ANYTHING I can be doing in the meantime to make her more comfortable?
 

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Brodybreaux25

Chameleon Enthusiast
She’s got a lot more going on than just MBD.

1st priority- force feed water, see attached pic
2nd- emergency vet, I know you said 2 weeks but she won’t make the week
3rd -order Carnivore Care and follow dosage instructions.
4th- review your plans with us

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◦ 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?
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◦ 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?
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MyHomeZoo

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Chameleon Info:
◦ Your Chameleon - The species, sex, and age of your chameleon. How long has it been in your care? Female, veiled chameleon, 2.5 yrs old, just got her today.
◦ Handling - How often do you handle your chameleon? Every few days, I have a male also.
◦ Feeding - What are you feeding your cham? What amount? What is the schedule? How are you gut-loading your feeders? Dubai roaches
◦ Supplements - What brand and type of calcium and vitamin products are you dusting your feeders with and what is the schedule? Calcium everyday, vitamin supplement every third day.
◦ Watering - What kind of watering technique do you use? How often and how long to you mist? Do you see your chameleon drinking? Hand mister, soak the cage everyday and hand feed water with a pipette dropping water on the nose when necessary.
◦ Fecal Description - Briefly note colors and consistency from recent droppings. Has this chameleon ever been tested for parasites? She hasn't pooped yet.
◦ History - Any previous information about your cham that might be useful to others when trying to help you. Again, just got her no previous history.

Cage Info:
◦ Cage Type - Describe your cage (Glass, Screen, Combo?) What are the dimensions? 75 gallon aquarium on its end with a hinged screen front, med schefflara plant bark and branches,
◦ Lighting - What brand, model, and types of lighting are you using? What is your daily lighting schedule? 2- 100 watt light bulb for heat, halogen uvb bought off Amazon, don't know the brand it doesn't say.
◦ Temperature - What temp range have you created (cage floor to basking spot)? Lowest overnight temp? How do you measure these temps?around 72* at floor level 80* midrange temps, 2 basking spots 95*
◦ Humidity - What are your humidity levels? How are you creating and maintaining these levels? What do you use to measure humidity? 50% when sprayed 99%
◦ Plants - Are you using live plants? If so, what kind? Potted Schefflara
◦ Placement - 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? Near south facing windows on floor in corner of living room. Top of cage is 4' off the floor
◦ Location - Where are you geographically located? Hastings Mi

Current Problem - The current problem you are concerned about.

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