somebody please help apple!


New Member
My chameleon is about 8months old, but i had her about a week ago of a mate who wasn't looking after her properly, he had her in a viv about 15 inches tall and deep and about 2ft wide with a single garden cane to climb, i now have her in a proper set up 30'' tall 24" wi18"deep feeding her hopper and crickets dusted with komodo cal dust and nutrobol vital sup once a week. But she keeps grabbing her front legs and she's ripping all of her skin off, it looks painfully and she's constantly doing it, she's getting really stressed im worried she may die. Can anyone shed any light please.


New Member
Please fill the "how to ask for help" questions. If you can post pictures of the chameleon and its cage, it will help much more. she shedding? That would explain her wanting to rip off the skin. ... Or maybe she has mites.


New Member
I read somewhere on here that when a cham is grabbing themselves it could be a sign of MBD. You may want to take it to a vet.
You should also fill out the how to ask for help form so that other people who read this thread can help.


Chameleon Enthusiast
Post some pics asap!!!! It could be a sign of MBD (Metabolic Bone Disease) Also, any history before you acquired him on how he was taken care of.


Retired Moderator
Here is the form or you can go to the health forum, top left under forum.
Just copy & paste this one - but save a copy for yourself, that way you won't have to fill it out again.

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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