My chameleons end of his tail is burnt or dead tissue?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mxstical, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. Mxstical

    Mxstical Member

    My chameleons end of his tail is black and he can't curl it, is he okay? Ill add some pictures later.
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  2. ERKleRose

    ERKleRose Chameleon Enthusiast

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  3. Deo32

    Deo32 Member

    Probably necrotic tissue or something close to it. The amount and degree of light to cause what you are describing would be unrealistic in a chameleon enclosure unless he wrapped his tail around the bulb or something. Also if it's a burn you would probably see burns in other parts of his body, since most of the time the tail is lower/not directly in the light.

  4. Fiona's Mom

    Fiona's Mom Chameleon Enthusiast

    I agree...needs to be seen by a vet. If an infection set in or already has, they can end up dying. Experienced owners have lost chams due to infection even with vet care...this is nothing to mess with.
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  5. Mxstical

    Mxstical Member

    My parents legit won't let me see a vet for my chameleon. He IS going to die if he doesn't see a vet, my nearest vet near me doesn't see reptiles. I am actually freaking out, my dad said a hard NO to taking my chameleon to vet and now I realize he is going to die and I can't bear that.
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  6. Deo32

    Deo32 Member

    Could you post some pictures and additional info?
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  7. Brodybreaux25

    Brodybreaux25 Chameleon Enthusiast

    Pics are required.

    This will sound harsh but if you can’t provide him with the care he needs then you need to give him up.

    Maybe find the nearest reptile vet and try to work something out? Trade work for vet care?

    Where do you live?
  8. Jesspete

    Jesspete Established Member

    Or give the chameleon to the vet, and let someone there adopt it.
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  9. JoshD49

    JoshD49 Avid Member

    That is very sad your parents are willing to just let an animal die slowly. Do you have anyone you can call who can help? This is too sad for it to die like that.
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  10. Mxstical

    Mxstical Member

    It is very scary, but, Kraken (my cham) has gotten a lot better. He is still in his same mood and I haven't noticed anything odd.
  11. Brodybreaux25

    Brodybreaux25 Chameleon Enthusiast

    What do you mean by gotten a lot better?
  12. CJ's Exotics

    CJ's Exotics Chameleon Enthusiast

    Is the black tissue shriveled out and dry? Please take pictures and post the husbandry info.

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