Severely Neglected Veiled

lycan_megura0523

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I got a veiled chameleon yesterday from a lady who said that she didn’t have time to take care of a chameleon and that in a week he lost a bunch of weight and became dehydrated. He is at my vet right now fighting for his life. He is doing much better today than he was last night but he is still very weak.
 

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Jesspete

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I'm not expert, but he actually seems to be absent the obvious signs of mbd, I'd expect in this severe of a case. It's amazing to me that somehow, his bones may be ok, but clearly he's dehydrated and malnourished. Am I just missing the signs?
 

JoshD49

Chameleon Enthusiast
Man why do people let it get this bad before doing something. I cannot stand people like that. Poor boy! good luck and my prayers are with you guys.
 

Arpretty

Avid Member
**not ranting at you!!!!**
Didn’t have time........
didn’t have time?! Oh honey, there’s PLENTY of time in each day, every day to keep an animal alive and well. You just have to find it! It’s your freaking responsibility!

I am utterly disturbed.
You are a wonderful person for trying to help this chameleon. You are spending money and time out of your life at the vet, when whoever had him before clearly wouldn’t spend money or time to simply keep him fed and hydrated. Wish you & him the best.
 

Arpretty

Avid Member
Man why do people let it get this bad before doing something. I cannot stand people like that. Poor boy! good luck and my prayers are with you guys.

RIGHT!!! How can you live with yourself after letting it get to this! That would haunt me every day!
 

lycan_megura0523

Established Member
I'm not expert, but he actually seems to be absent the obvious signs of mbd, I'd expect in this severe of a case. It's amazing to me that somehow, his bones may be ok, but clearly he's dehydrated and malnourished. Am I just missing the signs?
No you are right on about that he is lucky in the sense there is no MBD. Like you said he was starved and denied proper water.
 

lycan_megura0523

Established Member
**not ranting at you!!!!**
Didn’t have time........
didn’t have time?! Oh honey, there’s PLENTY of time in each day, every day to keep an animal alive and well. You just have to find it! It’s your freaking responsibility!

I am utterly disturbed.
You are a wonderful person for trying to help this chameleon. You are spending money and time out of your life at the vet, when whoever had him before clearly wouldn’t spend money or time to simply keep him fed and hydrated. Wish you & him the best.
Thanks I appreciate it. He will e staying at the vet for a few days to receive fluids and assist feedings.
 

Kali11

Established Member
omg, that poor baby. good thoughts and prayers for this little one! how could anyone ever let an animal get in this condition is beyond me:(
 

mBuxx

Established Member
Omg that’s terrible. A week my a$$.

Hope all the best, I can’t believe his eyes.
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
I got a veiled chameleon yesterday from a lady who said that she didn’t have time to take care of a chameleon and that in a week he lost a bunch of weight and became dehydrated. He is at my vet right now fighting for his life. He is doing much better today than he was last night but he is still very weak.
Aww poor baby. Makes me so sad that people are this cruel. Good for you for trying to help! I hope he is doing better :)
 
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