Meet Pellinore the Meller's

jannb

Chameleon Enthusiast
Update-already had a health issue. I noticed a swelling on the "lip" or juncture of the mouth. (picture).

Dale said he had never seen this problem :(

So I examined the mouth using qtips with diluted betadine. There was something linear between his cheek and gums-possibly a cricket leg but could not tell. Once I got that out and cleaned very well, the lips appeared normal. I think it was really irritating him though like when we get meat between our teeth.

I could not see (using magnification) any gum involvement thankfully.

Another example of being vigilant as I have no doubt this simple thing would have progressed without treatment.


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I’m glad you caught that early before it turned into a bigger issue.
 

Mrjamwin

Chameleon Enthusiast
Night time temp drop. Just about all chams need drop in temps at night. For most 60 65 at night. Some colder
True but it just seemed a little more specific with this type of breed. I didn't have to buy a ac unit for my Veiled Chams. Maybe they live in area where it's hotter in the evenings maybe?
 

dinomom

Chameleon Enthusiast
True but it just seemed a little more specific with this type of breed. I didn't have to buy a ac unit for my Veiled Chams. Maybe they live in area where it's hotter in the evenings maybe?
He is in a separate room in a warehouse. Gets above 85 day and may stay 75 at night in hottest times, so not cool enough in either day or evening for Meller's-or honestly any cham. (His lights would push temp over 85 inside the enclosure)
 

Jpeff

Chameleon Enthusiast
True but it just seemed a little more specific with this type of breed. I didn't have to buy a ac unit for my Veiled Chams. Maybe they live in area where it's hotter in the evenings maybe?
Veiled need night drop too.
 

Mrjamwin

Chameleon Enthusiast
Veiled need night drop too.
Yes they do but I personally don't need an A/C unit to get the required temp drop that they need. So I'm fortunate there. Dinomom was kind enough to answer my question which makes total sense. :)
 
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