Puffy eye

Camille_

New Member
Hello. My chameleons name is Camille. She started to shed again 2 days ago, and yesterday when I came in to give her her crickets, her eye looked like this. I'm not sure what is causing it, or what to do. If someone could please tell me, I would be very appreciative, thanks.
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Beman

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So does the eye reduce back to normal size after she puffs it up?

Typically when you see them puff them up and rotate it they are trying to clean it.
 

Camille_

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Well the thing is, I actually got her a little over a month ago, and this is the second time she's shed for me. This is the first time I've seen this, so I'm not sure. And I saw this yesterday, so this is the second day with this eye thing
 

Beman

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Well the thing is, I actually got her a little over a month ago, and this is the second time she's shed for me. This is the first time I've seen this, so I'm not sure. And I saw this yesterday, so this is the second day with this eye thing
Ok post more pics of the eye for me when you get a chance. I want to see if it’s reducing in size. I’m also looking at the opening… typically it should be a nice clean circle.
 

Camille_

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Here you go. Hopefully that's enough for ya
 

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Beman

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Here you go. Hopefully that's enough for ya
Ok thank you for that. I am seeing a few concerning things with the eyes. Since you are new to the forum I would love to have you do a husbandry review. This will give us a place to start to see if the eye issues are directly linked to husbandry. If you would like to then be specific in your answers and take pics of the supplements you use along with the entire enclosure from the lights down. You will copy and paste the form below into your reply then answer the questions.

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Beman

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The opening in the animals right eye looks great, but the left eye opening looks constricted somehow In the last two photos.
Correct but there is also an issue of the right eye. See the puffy spot down in the corner? See this a lot with over supplementation issues and with sinus infections.
 

Camille_

New Member
I am happy to report that her left eye is back to normal.

And about that other spot. When she was young, the previous owner had bought the wrong uv light, and her eye swelled up, and she has some hanging skin there. I don't think it's gotten any bigger, but I will check tomorrow.
 
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