Pale Spots on the crest of my Veiled Chameleon


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They should prescribe silver sulfadiazine cream to apply to the thermal burns if they don't give you something you need to ask. You want these to heal so they do not lead to infection.

I would suggest you fill out a husbandry form with detail along with pics of the entire cage and UVB so we can help with anything that might be incorrect from the prior keeper.

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.
Wow that’s wonderful thank you! I’m in the process of getting a new cage, going out looking today. I know what is has it too small and he has likely been in this his whole life (2 years)


Chameleon Enthusiast
Looking on Facebook Marketplace and other second-hand shops will usually give you a great deal on big cages (just make sure properly clean it)! I’d also recommend reading through every module and listen to as many podcasts as possible from The Chameleon Academy, they have the most accurate and up-to-date info out there!


Chameleon Enthusiast
Also, take out all fake plants ASAP, as well as the Exo Terra vines, both can cause health issues. Veileds need live chameleon-safe plants only (that are properly cleaned off beforehand, and all of the soil in the pots are covered with rocks too big for him to eat), real vines (and fake vines without leaves that aren’t Exo Terras if needed), and multiple species and diameters of tree branches (just none that are from toxic or sap-producing trees). Here are two great cage set-up links, a great cham-safe plant list, and other great websites besides The Chameleon Academy, along with two great feeder insect and gutload charts:


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