There and Back Again, A Cozamalotl Tale.

AmandaS

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Update and some more useful information:

When coza was sick her tongue wasn't working properly. Not only could she not extend it but it had lost it's "stickiness." Vet said that was a weird side effect of sick chams, that she has seen that often. It's been almost two months and just in the past week would I say it's fully better. I've been cup feeding (which I usually do) but slowly over the last month pulling the cup more and more away from her. At first her aim wasn't great but this past week she seemed spot on again. Today I released some BSF into her enclosure and my happy girl nailed like 7, first try, full extend, in about 4 minutes. It took a while but her tongue is back in action!
Yay! I'm so happy for your little girl! Good job!
 

dinomom

Avid Member
Update and some more useful information:

When coza was sick her tongue wasn't working properly. Not only could she not extend it but it had lost it's "stickiness." Vet said that was a weird side effect of sick chams, that she has seen that often. It's been almost two months and just in the past week would I say it's fully better. I've been cup feeding (which I usually do) but slowly over the last month pulling the cup more and more away from her. At first her aim wasn't great but this past week she seemed spot on again. Today I released some BSF into her enclosure and my happy girl nailed like 7, first try, full extend, in about 4 minutes. It took a while but her tongue is back in action!
This is great news .One question that might help the rest of us is, did the vet mention any things that could potentially cause the liver infection? I know infections can be random, but it is odd that there would be two in the same household.
 

AnamCara

Chameleon Enthusiast
This is great news .One question that might help the rest of us is, did the vet mention any things that could potentially cause the liver infection? I know infections can be random, but it is odd that there would be two in the same household.
This was my main question too. I wanted to know what I did and how to avoid it in the future. But we couldn't pin point it on anything.

I'm not sure what you mean by two in the same household? Mona (my other girl) died from complications laying her eggs -- she retained about 3 of them which made her kidneys fail-- and by the time we found out she was too far gone. She didn't have a liver infection. Just the behavior they exhibited when not feeling well was the same. Sorry if I wasn't clear.
 

dinomom

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This was my main question too. I wanted to know what I did and how to avoid it in the future. But we couldn't pin point it on anything.

I'm not sure what you mean by two in the same household? Mona (my other girl) died from complications laying her eggs -- she retained about 3 of them which made her kidneys fail-- and by the time we found out she was too far gone. She didn't have a liver infection. Just the behavior they exhibited when not feeling well was the same. Sorry if I wasn't clear.
Sorry you were clear-I just made an assumption based on the same presentation. That makes more sense.
 

AnamCara

Chameleon Enthusiast
Sorry you were clear-I just made an assumption based on the same presentation. That makes more sense.
Totally fair. I think what it was with the presentation was that they were both so weak they could only hold on by their tail. The whole time Coza was sick her tail still had good strength. When I would take her out of the hospital bin to feed and give her meds, her feet came up very easily but that dang tail was still strong I had to gently unwrap it every time! I knew she was getting better when her little feets we're starting to grip on the branches and my hand more. I also knew she was ready to go back into her enclosure when she was pacing the whole bin trying to get out of the sides.
 
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