Very sick chameleon

Wildabro

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My chameleon has a eye infection that the vet is treating it’s Ben over 600$ and nothings worked just over the past 2 days shes not moving on her own at all and barely grips on annything and she usually has such a strong grip she will break skin the vet gave me suringes with antibiotics in them so how long do they tanke to work as I am writing this she just fell in her lay box I’m very worried I feel like she won’t make it through the night please help
 
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Wildabro

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Flick boy

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Have you ever filled out a husbandry form. Also is it a reptile experienced vet . Is she eating and drinking. I'm not a vet but the antibiotics could be making her weak
 

cham girl

Avid Member
she needs some UVB its the weekend can you take her into the sunlight tommorow AND DOES SHE HAVE A UVB LINEAR LIGHT
 

Wildabro

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she needs some UVB its the weekend can you take her into the sunlight tommorow AND DOES SHE HAVE A UVB LINEAR LIGHT
Yes she has a linear 5.0 ho uvb fixture and I live in ny so I can only take her outside in the summer
 
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ERKleRose

Chameleon Enthusiast
How old is her linear UVB bulb and how far away is it from her in the tub? Is her vet experienced with chameleons? Filling out this form would be a great help, as well! Be sure to include as much detail as possible and pictures of her, her entire enclosure and her lights, too.

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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Please Note:
  1. The more details you provide the better and more accurate help you will receive.
  2. Photos can be very helpful.
 

Wildabro

New Member
shes a female vailed I got in may 2020 she was prob like 1.5 months old when I got her she’s very even tempered and has never shown signs of aggression I feed her a mix of super worms, crickets, Dubia roaches , and horned worms I have the normal reptile calcium and a multi vitamin with d3 her stool is the normal brown with the white urate she’s had A problem with her eye when I got her that I didn’t notice till I got home her cage is a 3 foot tall screened cage she’s got a linear 5.0 ho uvb fixture and the basking spot is always around 80 and the humidity is at 50 only fake plants and she lives in my bedroom im in ny
 

ERKleRose

Chameleon Enthusiast
shes a female vailed I got in may 2020 she was prob like 1.5 months old when I got her she’s very even tempered and has never shown signs of aggression I feed her a mix of super worms, crickets, Dubia roaches , and horned worms I have the normal reptile calcium and a multi vitamin with d3 her stool is the normal brown with the white urate she’s had A problem with her eye when I got her that I didn’t notice till I got home her cage is a 3 foot tall screened cage she’s got a linear 5.0 ho uvb fixture and the basking spot is always around 80 and the humidity is at 50 only fake plants and she lives in my bedroom im in ny
Filling out the full form and adding pictures would help tons! It’ll also keep your info more organized and easier to respond to. How much do you feed her and how often? Wat brands of supplements and how often do you use each one? Has her fecal ever been tested? Veileds can’t have fake plants, only real! Fake plants are an impaction risk since veileds eat plants and anything else they can take a chomp of
 

MissSkittles

Chameleon Enthusiast
Hi. Sorry your chameleon isn’t doing well. Not sure I’ll be able to offer much. It would help immensely if you went into more detail and answered all the husbandry questions. Has your girl laid eggs yet? What is the antibiotic prescribed? Can you include more pics of your cham and enclosure please?
 

kinyonga

Chameleon Enthusiast
Please post a coupl of photos from the last day or two so I can see all of her.

What antibiotics was she given? Did you make sure to put them in her moth far enough back that they didn't go down her airhole near the front of her mouth? Did younkeepmher well hydrated while she was on them? Is the eye getting better or all better now?
 

Wildabro

New Member
Unfortunately
Please post a coupl of photos from the last day or two so I can see all of her.

What antibiotics was she given? Did you make sure to put them in her moth far enough back that they didn't go down her airhole near the front of her mouth? Did younkeepmher well hydrated while she was on them? Is the eye getting better or all better now?
she passed about 5 hours ago she gained straingth back but suddenly went downhill over the course of a couple hours she got somthing in her eye and wouldn’t open it for the vet the finally got it out but it was too late the infection spread throughout her body
 

Wildabro

New Member
Unfortunately

she passed about 5 hours ago she gained straingth back but suddenly went downhill over the course of a couple hours she got somthing in her eye and wouldn’t open it for the vet the finally got it out but it was too late the infection spread throughout her body
It’s almost like I payed the vet 700$ to do nothing
 
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