My chameleon isnt doing well and i need some help


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About a week ago my year and a half old chameleon went to the vet for an eye infection. They got the infection out and gave me eye drops to put on her eye 1 time everyday for 2 weeks. I've been giving her eye drops everyday but for the past few days she hasn't been eating or drinking, shes dehydrated, and she's been getting weak. I currently have her in a tote in my room that i spray. Ive been trying and get her to drink, ive been taking a small dropper and putting water in her mouth and shes been swallowing it.
What all should I do to try and help her?


Chameleon Enthusiast
It might be more going on than the eye. If you fill this out, it would help to see if it could be anything else. Pics of your entire enclosure and chameleon will also be invaluable.
Chameleon Info:
  • 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?
  • Fecal Description - Briefly note colors and consistency from recent droppings. Has this chameleon ever been tested for parasites?
  • History - Any previous information about your cham that might be useful to others when trying to help you.

Cage Info:
  • Cage Type - Describe your cage (Glass, Screen, Combo?) What are the dimensions?
  • Lighting - What brand, model, and types of lighting are you using? What is your daily lighting schedule?
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • Location - Where are you geographically located?

Current Problem - The current problem you are concerned about.


Please Note:
  1. The more details you provide the better and more accurate help you will receive.
  2. Photos can be very helpful.


Chameleon Queen
What species?
Please post photos of the chameleon and the tote you have it in.
Please answer the questions in Miss Skittles pot.
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