My panther keeps closing his left eye.

Rango007

Member
My chameleon is about 7 inches from nose to tip . He is shedding and keeps rubbing at his eye and closing it. Also closes it while basking. I'm useing a exo terra 160 all in one murcury vapor bulb . And a reptisun 5.0 liner T8 tube. In a 24"×24"×48" screen incloser. Crickets are the main staple. Freed not cup. Fogger and a monsoon automatic mister that mists every 3 hrs for 120 sec. Powder without d3 3 times a week . With once a week .And multi viti. Every 2 weeks. I feed him Dubai,and horn worms in a cup but he don't seem interested. I've had him for a month and I have a vieled as well that I've had for about 6 months. Here are some pictures of him. I'm worried about him I even bought him some shed spray.
 

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GodricktheVeiled

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Hmm..have you filled out the help form? I think that will help the experienced panther chameleon owners here help you. I have a veiled and I know there are some differences in husbandry between the two. Maybe @Matt Vanilla Gorilla , @Brodybreaux25 or one of the other more knowledgeable people here can help.
 

GodricktheVeiled

Established Member
Just copy and paste it and fill in your answers...
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.

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  • 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.

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Please Note:

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

Rango007

Member
Ok cageing 24×24×48 zoo med reptibreeze. Lighting is a 160 watt exo terra murcury vapor bulb. With a 18" reptisun 5.0 . cage is located in living room, but min traffic .I use a cool mist humidifier for cage mainly at night and periodicly through day . I also use a monsoon mister that mists for 120sec every 3 hours. I feed him about 5-10 crickets a day .I dust with calcium 3-4 times a week. D3 once a week and reptivite every 2 weeks. I feed him hornworms,and Dubai roaches once a week. I use a dragon strand drainage tray for excess water. I also use a dropper, a hygro therm, digital. Thermometer digital as well. And I have a lazer thermometer. Lights on a 12 hour timer. Night temp about 70 degrees. Poop is brown with white tip looks norm. Real plants umbrella tree and a money tree. I think that covers it . he is also about 7 inches.
 

Rango007

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Here are some pics
 

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Brodybreaux25

Chameleon Enthusiast
The MVB bulb has to go, replace it with a standard incandescent house bulb for him to bask under. MVB bulbs are more for desert lizards. He’s being bombarded with way too much heat and UV light, that’s what is most likely hurting his eyes. How old is that T8 bulb? Is it your only other source of UVB?
 

Brodybreaux25

Chameleon Enthusiast
His shedding issues are due to a incorrect supplement schedule and lack of a gutload.

Correct schedule:
She should be getting calcium dust without D3 at every feeding. Also should be dusting with calcium with D3 twice a month. She also needs a multivitamin twice a month.


Every feeder given to him must be properly gutloaded. I recommend cricket crack or Bug Burger, both available on Amazon.
 

Brodybreaux25

Chameleon Enthusiast
Shedding issues are almost always due to nutritional issues, get that corrected and you should have less issues in the coming months.

Also throw the shedding spray out, chams are dry shedders and should not be sprayed directly when shedding.
 
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