Sick Veiled

peetree

New Member
I have a veiled chameleon that I've had for over a year. We got him from a pet store & he was very malnurished. He was so bad that his crest was crooked & flat. now he is vibrant color & a full crest that is straight. I noticed a couple of days ago that he was laying down alot & closing his eyes through out the day. He just got done shedding & it looks like he has some areas that he might be having a hard time finishing his shed. He's been drinking a lot, but when I watered him the other day it seemed like he was gagging the water back out. I am also looking for a good vet in the Metro Detroit Area for Chameleon's. I don't want to take him to any old vet that won't know anything about chameleons. He's come so far since we've gotten him & I'm worried about him now. Any ideas? I have all of the proper lighting, foliage, heat temps, calcium supplements. Like I said, we nursed him back to health when we first got him & I don't like to see him sick.
 

Julirs

New Member
Please fill out the following and if you could take pictures of your cage and the animal it would help us help you. A vet trip is necessary ASAP.

Chameleon Info:

* Your Chameleon - The species, sex, and age of your chameleon. How long has it been in your care?
* Handling - How often do you handle your chameleon?
* Feeding - What are you feeding your cham? What amount? What is the schedule? How are you gut-loading your feeders?
* Supplements - What brand and type of calcium and vitamin products are you dusting your feeders with and what is the schedule?
* Watering - What kind of watering technique do you use? How often and how long to you mist? Do you see your chameleon drinking?
* Fecal Description - Briefly note colors and consistency from recent droppings. Has this chameleon ever been tested for parasites?
* History - Any previous information about your cham that might be useful to others when trying to help you.


Cage Info:

* Cage Type - Describe your cage (Glass, Screen, Combo?) What are the dimensions?
* Lighting - What brand, model, and types of lighting are you using? What is your daily lighting schedule?
* Temperature - What temp range have you created (cage floor to basking spot)? Lowest overnight temp? How do you measure these temps?
* Humidity - What are your humidity levels? How are you creating and maintaining these levels? What do you use to measure humidity?
* Plants - Are you using live plants? If so, what kind?
* Placement - Where is your cage located? Is it near any fans, air vents, or high traffic areas? At what height is the top of the cage relative to your room floor?
* Location - Where are you geographically located?


Current Problem - The current problem you are concerned about.
 
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