Possible Health Problems.

Fintalian

New Member
So I have a veiled chameleon she is about a year old. She lay her first batch of eggs back in April and about a month after(in May) that is when I notice her back left leg was swollen and couple months ago (June) notice her leg have a bump and her energy is very low. She has a great appetite and drinks water like 5 times a day but she doesn’t move around a lot just sits in two spots on the top of cage. She also just wants to be held and not adventure around. She also has only good grip in one of her front foot and one in the back. So I just wanted to know what someone might think is wrong and give some advice. Thank u and I appreciate it.
 

MissSkittles

Chameleon Enthusiast
While I am new and inexperienced with chams, it does sound as though your chameleon has MBD. The forum members can help you to correct whatever problems you may have, so please fill out the help form. However, you really need to take your cham to a veterinarian as untreated MBD can and will kill her.
It would help greatly for you to provide photos of your cham and her enclosure.

Here is some recommended information to include when asking for help in the health clinic forum. By providing this information you will receive more accurate and beneficial responses. It might not be necessary to answer all these questions, but the more you provide the better. Please remember that even the most knowledgeable person can only guess at what your problem may be. Only an experienced reptile veterinarian who can directly examine your animal can give a true diagnosis of your chameleon's health.


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.
 

Fintalian

New Member
How many eggs did she lay? Infertile?
What specific supplements do you dust with and how often with each. What UVB light does she get?
Please post a photo of her from the side and also one of the swollen leg.
56 and yes infertile. She gets calcium every day, calcium with d every 1st and 15th of every month and vitamin A once a week. UVB 14% and 24 watt.
 

Fintalian

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kinyonga

Chameleon Enthusiast
That's a lot of eggs. You may want to slow her down a bit.
What form is the vitamin A? Preformed or beta carotene?
Photos please.
 

Brodybreaux25

Chameleon Enthusiast
While I am new and inexperienced with chams, it does sound as though your chameleon has MBD. The forum members can help you to correct whatever problems you may have, so please fill out the help form. However, you really need to take your cham to a veterinarian as untreated MBD can and will kill her.
It would help greatly for you to provide photos of your cham and her enclosure.

Here is some recommended information to include when asking for help in the health clinic forum. By providing this information you will receive more accurate and beneficial responses. It might not be necessary to answer all these questions, but the more you provide the better. Please remember that even the most knowledgeable person can only guess at what your problem may be. Only an experienced reptile veterinarian who can directly examine your animal can give a true diagnosis of your chameleon's health.


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.
Very little evidence here to suggest MBD.
 
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