Sick Veiled


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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.
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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