Panther Chameleon has closed eyes

I have an 8 month panther chameleon that has his eyes closed. He will open them a little bit but this happened the other day. He ate yesterday and had water.


Chameleon Enthusiast
Please copy this form and paste in your answers, in as much detail as possible. Be sure to include pictures of the chameleon and its enclosure. There are a million things that could be causing this, so we need to get an idea of your quality of husbandry

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.
-Male panther chameleon. Had him for about 3 months
- about every day or every other day
- super worms and crickets. I dust them with calcium powder
- calcium powder on all the food
- automatic mister. I see him drink off leaves every day. The mister goes off every few hours
- always very bright colors
-Mesh cage like 3 feet
- Power sun uva unb and heat bulb
- 80 to 90 degreese
- no live plants
- cage not near any vents or fans not close to roof


Chameleon Enthusiast
I listed everything I needed to right? Do you know why he would be doing this?

You need to be much more specific. For example, what brand of calcium? What brand of lights? Is the UVB linear or is it compact? Exactly how much do you feed and how often? What are you gutloading your insects with? How long do you mist for?

Go back and read the how to ask for help form again... You left out a ton of very important details, which are of the utmost importance to your chameleon's health
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