Need Help ASAP. Chameleon not doing good


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I ha e a veiled Chameleon over 3 years old. My chameleon has been on the bottom of his habitat for the last couple of days. I have given him liquid calcium and he seem to bounce back for a day or two but now he is not doing so good. For the last day and a half I’ve noticed he has slept quite a bit I keep giving him liquid calcium and liquid vitamin twice a day and also have been giving him Pedialyte to try and help hydrate. He has not eaten anything in 4 days. I have tried crickets and meal worms and he won’t even attempt. I have replaced his UV light a couple days ago also. He has zero energy and hasn’t moved all day today. Any help is greatly appreciated. He definitely has MBD and not sure what else to do for him


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Your Cham is beyond the help of the internet, he needs a vet.

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Has he passed a stool since you noticed the change in him? If not, there very well could be a blockage. Be careful with the amount of pedalite so it won't increase the salt output in urine (creating crystals) dilute it with RO water if possible. Just trouble-shooting. Most definitely recommend making a appointment to be seen.
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