Red Spot of Mouth

Kyler

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I just noticed a couple days ago that my Jackson has a red spot on his mouth? He sets under the heat lamp all day. I just noticed that he tries to scratch it on the vine. Any ideas on what this could be? Thanks!
 

Kyler

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Yes that is exactly what it looks like. He is pretty camera shy. But I will try. Thanks for the help. Is there any thing you can do for it or will it just go away?
 

Kyler

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This is a little closer picture. One thing I do remember is he had a cricket leg in the side of his mouth after he got done eating. Could that have cut him or something? The red part it really hard. So it’s like scab. I took a cue tip with warm water and kinda touched around.
 

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Brodybreaux25

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Could be a cut that got infected, it appears to be a bit forward of where I would expect his temporal gland to be. I can’t prove or disprove the gland without a pic of his open mouth.

Doesn’t really matter if it’s an infected cut, moth rot, or an infected temporal gland because all three of them require a vet visit. He needs a vet.
 

Kyler

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Unfortunately I don’t have a exotic vet around me. But we do have a animal clinic in town. But if they can’t help do you have a suggestions on vets that I could call?
 

Roz’sMom

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Unfortunately I don’t have a exotic vet around me. But we do have a animal clinic in town. But if they can’t help do you have a suggestions on vets that I could call?

You can also look here: https://arav.site-ym.com/search/custom.asp?id=3661

That being said, the way I found my Cham vet was by reading the veterinarian bios at the clinic website. Come to find out my vet did her dissertation on Chams and did quite a lot of other research. It’s worth digging around. Also, if he can handle a drive and you can always contact one of the university’s veterinary school clinics. Good luck!
 

Kyler

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Thank you! Really appreciate it. I won’t be able to call untill Tuesday is there anything I could do untill then. To make him feed?
 

Roz’sMom

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Thank you! Really appreciate it. I won’t be able to call untill Tuesday is there anything I could do untill then. To make him feed?

When was the last time you *know* he ate? Water is typically more important than food over a span of a few days; my Cham has gone on hunger strikes for 3-4 days at a time and she is fine. Check his Urates, if they are orange or yellow, that’s more pressing than food right now
 

Roz’sMom

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It’s probably been 4 days but he has been drinking quite a bit all those days.
I will have to defer to some of the more experienced Cham keepers on this one, but if I were in your position I would focus on keeping him hydrated. Maybe add some liquid calcium to the misting water, as well.
 

Kyler

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I have a appointment at 1:15 tomorrow. She said they might have to kinda sedate him so they can get his mouth open? Anybody have a chameleon go under? Do they do alright?
 

ERKleRose

Chameleon Enthusiast
I have a appointment at 1:15 tomorrow. She said they might have to kinda sedate him so they can get his mouth open? Anybody have a chameleon go under? Do they do alright?
It’s always risky with chams, since they’re so small. I’d ask @jannb
 
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