Mouth injury?

Vinesar21

Established Member
My chameleon just about finished shedding and i noticed the side of his lower jaw is sticking out a bit(looks to be only the outer skin itself not the actual jaw) Right side. im assuming he somehow injured himself during his shed process. How serious is this? Did it happen to anyone? No bleeding, no black spots(mouth rot) that i could notice. I initially thought its his shed coming loose but day 2 and its still there( it is not shed stuck in his scales). I did some research and saw that it could get infected and lead to more serious problems. Just wanted to see your guys/gals opinion. Thank you!
 

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Klyde O'Scope

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If you say so. My eyes aren't that great anymore. Any way you could get a macro closeup of just the jaw from the side?
 

Vinesar21

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I tried my best
 

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Vinesar21

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I can definitely see the shed but his "lip" is sticking out with it. I guess its really hard to tell in photos ?
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
I can definitely see the shed but his "lip" is sticking out with it. I guess its really hard to tell in photos ?
See what it looks like when it falls off. It may just appear that way. If the middle scale has released and is sitting out a bit from the other two that are still more attached it would create the illusion that it is puffy.
 

Klyde O'Scope

Chameleon Enthusiast
Yup, still looks like stuck shed to me too. There's a possibility that if he's been rubbing his lip against something in an effort to get rid of that shed, he irritated the lip just enough to swell a little.
 
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