Sick Male Veiled 8 months old

jacquoo

New Member
#1
My Rango is very sick he has been to the Vet twice we are awaiting lab results. He stopped eating a month ago, I have been foricng him to eat dusted hornworns and gut loaded crickets w/ Repashy calcium plus , misting 4 x a day, 18x18x24 screen cage with potho's and fake plants no substrate and free range branches and pothos plants I let him out when I am home and he was crusing around on them yesterday. He just stopped eating 2/13/19, took him to the vet and he could find nothing wrong, He has T5 ho 5 tube bulb and power sun 100 watt bulb, Ive been forcing him every couple of days to eat, he has been drinking, last night he sneezed a couple times, today we went back to the vet and gave him fluids, multivitamin shot and broad spectrum antiboitic. He is home and just laying there and his respirations are only 4 a min and labored. I don't think he will make it through the night. I don't know what else to do for him, his cage is 85 now with lights off. basking 95. Pooped today very little urate, he went down hill quick "overnight". I am so sad and feel horrible for the little guy.
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
#3
My Rango is very sick he has been to the Vet twice we are awaiting lab results. He stopped eating a month ago, I have been foricng him to eat dusted hornworns and gut loaded crickets w/ Repashy calcium plus , misting 4 x a day, 18x18x24 screen cage with potho's and fake plants no substrate and free range branches and pothos plants I let him out when I am home and he was crusing around on them yesterday. He just stopped eating 2/13/19, took him to the vet and he could find nothing wrong, He has T5 ho 5 tube bulb and power sun 100 watt bulb, Ive been forcing him every couple of days to eat, he has been drinking, last night he sneezed a couple times, today we went back to the vet and gave him fluids, multivitamin shot and broad spectrum antiboitic. He is home and just laying there and his respirations are only 4 a min and labored. I don't think he will make it through the night. I don't know what else to do for him, his cage is 85 now with lights off. basking 95. Pooped today very little urate, he went down hill quick "overnight". I am so sad and feel horrible for the little guy.
Hey there I am so sorry your going through this. fill this out so others can look at it. Are you running T5 UVB and the power sun bulb? Do you have a solarmeter to double check your UVI level? Because the Power sun is a Mercury Vapor bulb and extremely powerful typically used in very large enclosures. They can not be placed right on the enclosure because they are so powerful. If you are running both it could be overexposure to UVB..... Depending on his age the temps may be too high as well. High temps can accompany a Mercury Vapor bulb as well as the massive amount of UVB they produce.
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Thehippie

Chameleon Enthusiast
#4
yes with such a small cage there isn't much room for an ambient temperature. please fill out the form mentioned above.i hope he feels better soon and I'm sorry to hear about you troubles
 
#5
Sorry to say Rango past away. He had elevated white count and his electrolytes were off. He was mostly free ranged and the mercury bulb was 8 inches above the cage the t5 ho was on the wall til I brought him home from the dr. I have a female with a 32x32x52 and she is doing excellent. Rango was an adoption I had him only 2 months and he wasn’t very active to begin with. I’m sad it’s amazing how you can fall in love with a chameleon
 

Thehippie

Chameleon Enthusiast
#6
Sorry to say Rango past away. He had elevated white count and his electrolytes were off. He was mostly free ranged and the mercury bulb was 8 inches above the cage the t5 ho was on the wall til I brought him home from the dr. I have a female with a 32x32x52 and she is doing excellent. Rango was an adoption I had him only 2 months and he wasn’t very active to begin with. I’m sad it’s amazing how you can fall in love with a chameleon
I am sorry for your loss, me and mine are sending our strength and love. I'm glad you're female is doing well and hopefully this does not discourage you from the hobby, chameleons are fascinating creatures
 
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