obesity

jagmom98

Member
I think Dino is a bit chubby. I watched a video showing obesity in a Cham that died. I am really just wondering if I get his diet of less food, will he get rid of the fat deposits in his cask and cheeks?
 

CBee7726

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Hi,

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jagmom98

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Hi,

Please fill out the form below so our members can help you out.

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?
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I filled this out on an earlier thread. I don't know how to find it!
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
We don't need the form right now. We need images. So we are looking at whole body images and pics face on so we can see if he has width to his casque. Also if he is showing puffiness on the back side of the casque.
 

JacksJill

Chameleon Enthusiast
Keep in mind if you do need to cut his feedings back you should do it gradually. Abrupt changes in diet can cause problems as well.
 

jagmom98

Member
Hi,

Please fill out the form below so our members can help you out.

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.

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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.

Hi,

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How about some photos showing all of him especially the spine, tail, legs?
he went to bed, so I can't get any pics right now. I will send some in the morning. Hope that's okay
How about some photos showing all of him especially the spine, tail, legs?
I think Dino is a bit chubby. I watched a video showing obesity in a Cham that died. I am really just wondering if I get his diet of less food, will he get rid of the fat deposits in his cask and cheeks?
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jagmom98

Member
please forgive me, I have no idea how to do things as far as pics and copy and pasting things :oops:. Lord only knows what these posts look like on your end!!!
 

jagmom98

Member
I have cut back on feeding. I give him 3 dusted crickets every day. I use repashy calcium plus loD, every day. I gut load using repashy super load, and bug burger, and veggies. That lump has been there for about a year. With the virus going on, our vet has been hard to get into. They won't let you in right now about half the time.
 
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