Yellow cheek area

D.Wyeth

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I know it is pretty common for panther chameleons to have yellow inside their mouths. Mine does too. However I took this photo and it has me a bit worries as it doesn’t look the best but she hasn’t had any issues at all with anything and she’s had a yellow mouth for as long as I can remember

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she has no trouble eating or drinking, nothing is leaking or coming out of her mouth, her mouth is all straight and closed. She only opened her mouth because I got to close when taking a photo

it is also not visible when her mouth is closed. That is why I haven’t noticed it up till now

Im just looking for some advice on if I should take her to the vet or not. I don’t wanna stress her to much as she should be laying eggs soonish
 

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AmandaS

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I wish I could help. I do not have any hands on experience with panthers, so I am not comfortable giving my opinions. Sorry!
 

AmandaS

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Sorry, I didn't know who else to tag
That's ok! I dont mind being tagged....I'm just a veiled kind of girl. Lol.

If I had to say anything, it would be that the mouth looks fine to me. I dont like the stringy saliva, but it doesnt look like RI saliva to me because it is not abundant enough....but dont take my word on it. I have no experience with panthers. @MissSkittles would be far more knowledgeable than I!!!
 

MissSkittles

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It looks ok to me, but I’ve only got the one panther so I’ve still got tons to learn. Is it the same on the other side of her mouth? If so then I wouldn’t worry about it. Many panthers do have that yellow at that part of their lips and have yellow mouths.
 

Andy1987

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I know it is pretty common for panther chameleons to have yellow inside their mouths. Mine does too. However I took this photo and it has me a bit worries as it doesn’t look the best but she hasn’t had any issues at all with anything and she’s had a yellow mouth for as long as I can remember

I circled the area

she has no trouble eating or drinking, nothing is leaking or coming out of her mouth, her mouth is all straight and closed. She only opened her mouth because I got to close when taking a photo

it is also not visible when her mouth is closed. That is why I haven’t noticed it up till now

Im just looking for some advice on if I should take her to the vet or not. I don’t wanna stress her to much as she should be laying eggs soonish
All looks perfectly normal, Elton has yellow on his cheeks that spread into his mouth as you can see on the photo, when he does gape you can see the yellow on the counter of his jaws, im Sure it’s just pigmentation, as you said everything is fine with her mouth so I wouldn’t worry !!

Ive attatched some pics from google detailing this in other chams
 

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