I have a two year old ambilobe female chameleon shes has a hard time climbing because her nails are dull,my question is there anyway to get them back sharp?? She's been in my care since February. She healthy other wise eats just fine
They don't look quite as sharp as my boy's but she should still be able to hold on pretty well. Its almost like she was kept in an enclosure with sand perches to dull the nails. (I hope not! ) I'm guessing they will grow out and become sharper soon enough, but I don't have any personal experience with this.Can you see them?
no i didnt i wish i would have. This is one of the main reasons i dont buy from pet shops anymore!! i looked at that post im gonna check into anything to help her.Did you ask the pet store how long they had her and what supplements she was on? You may need this info when you go to the vet. It could also help you figure out what else could be going on.
Yeah I do this on my cages as well, not that specific type of fencing, but I use one similar to thisI was just searching for a picture of some mesh that can be used to aid with climbing and found this post. https://www.chameleonforums.com/strange-poop-lazy-grip-missing-nails-help-9645/#post76529 It shows some screen that would be easier to grab. Might be an option if she needs help getting around.
cool thanks. new project this weekendYeah I do this on my cages as well, not that specific type of fencing, but I use one similar to this
it works really well, In the enclosures, I have 3 of the 4 walls lined with it (hanging down from the top with bead wire) with only the front door wall not having it. The chameleons seem to appreciate it as well, when they want to climb on the wall, they have nice thick plastic fencing to hold onto instead of trying to crab onto and into thin screen material. I have also seen my chameleons fall off of just the plain screen, but I have yet to see them fall off of the plastic fencing (knock on wood lol).