Wont open her eyes

Tammie3luvs

New Member
We have a 10 month old female veiled chameleon. 2 weeks ago she wouldnt opened her eyes so we took her into the vet and she was given antibiotics and an antibiotic eye cream. We have completed 2 weeks of those and she still rarely opens her eyes. We have been syringe feeding critical care feed 2 x a day and giving water/unflavored pedialyte multiple times a day. Just wondering if anyone else has had this sort of problem. She just seems like she is getting spoiled and enjoys being fed.
 

CamoChameleonsHuman

Chameleon Enthusiast
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Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
We have a 10 month old female veiled chameleon. 2 weeks ago she wouldnt opened her eyes so we took her into the vet and she was given antibiotics and an antibiotic eye cream. We have completed 2 weeks of those and she still rarely opens her eyes. We have been syringe feeding critical care feed 2 x a day and giving water/unflavored pedialyte multiple times a day. Just wondering if anyone else has had this sort of problem. She just seems like she is getting spoiled and enjoys being fed.
Please fill out the help for with detail and include pics of the cage lighting down. I can tell you that no chameleon enjoys being force fed.
 
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