Swollen Eye!?!


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i was just looking at him very closly and his left eye seems to be swollen, does anyone know any causes to this?
Cage Info:
Cage Type - retarium, 65 gallon(16.5''*28''*30'')
Lighting - repti glo 5.0, florecent light about 10 to 12 hours, and basking like 8
Temperature - Basking spot is in the low 90s high 80s, the rest of the cage varies from high 70s to mid 80s, and at night its down to the low 70s
Humidity - its usually at 60%, using a tree, misting, and a dripper
Plants - yes ficus
Location - its in my room it is out of traffic area but it is located close to a fan
Chameleon Info:
Your Chameleon - Veiled, male, and a little older than a month.
Feeding - 10 to 15 crickets. i just put all the crickets in 2 different cups in the morning. im using gutload from wild eye reptiles with some calicum supplement, sweet potatoes
Supplements - repical calium with d3, do it every morning everyday
Watering - i use a dripper and mist, when i mist i do see him drink some times
Fecal Description - i think its a black white color, little brown
History - hes new only had him for 3 or 4 weeks
Current Problem - napping during the day
Upload a pic if you can. There is a possibility he got some sap in his eye from the ficus if the branches were cut or leaves were torn off. The sap can be an irritant. After misting and during shed they can rub their eyes on plant material to clean them. Could this have been a possibility?
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this is possible but i think he pay be sick he was sleeping yesterday afternoon and someone said thats a bad sign, the sweeling as gone down but his left eye is still closed. its actually normal in size, but its not really opened. should i take him to a vet?
ps my camera is broken and cant post pictures i wish i could tho so it would be easier
yeah the sleeping thing is very bad. any time a cham is sleeping with the lights on is a bad sign. the vet would definately be your best bet. my cham has the mucus in his eye butstill acts regular. eat right and sleeps when he suspose too. his eye never stays closed it is always open.
well i went to the vet today, hes got an infected eye. he also got treated for worms and some kind of intestant bug:confused: but i just have to put eye drops in his left eye twice a day for 7 days. the problem was that some extra skin on his forhead could have done somethin, and hasnt come off yet because his humidity is to low. so she told me to put some sponges in the cage near the heat lamp to increase the humdity. well ill keep everyone posted on how he comes out. i think hell be ok!:D
white spots & swollen eye.

sorry i'm new to this website and this is the only way i could figure out how to post anything. i'm just looking for answers.

my chameleon has a big white spot on her side, i have a friend who has a few chameleons and he told me it was "sunburn" from laying under the lamp too long? is that possible or should i be concerned with what i see? all tonight for the first time his left eye became swollen. it still seems like she can see out of it, but it looks swollen and crusty, like a humans when we have something in our eyes. she was also scratching it on the cage. should i be concerned and what should i do?
has your chameleon ever shed since you owned it? The white spot could be the beginning of a shed. Burns usually cause the skin to turn black. If the eye has a discharge that is crusting over, it is possibly some type of infection but posting a picture would help to maybe determine this and to also help identify the white spot. If you wish to start your own thread then click on the green forums tab above left, and then pick out the catagory you wish, such as the health clinic. Click on that and you will see a tab to start a new thread. Give it a title and type in your subject matter.
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Can you post a picture of the chameleon please?
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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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