Why are there bumps on my chameleon?
First off, those are not filarial worms (parasites) don’t panic about that. Chameleons’ ribs are pretty pliable and thin but sometimes they do break/tear and a callus occurs during the healing to form a strong bond. They may get smaller/disappear over time. They are not painful nor cause for concern.
How do I know if my chameleon has mites?
Look for small moving dots (the same color as the ones on your snakes) on the cham’s skin especially in folds or around the eyes. Mites are not that common in chams but I don’t know how specific they are to species.
Why do chameleons lean to one side?
Why is my chameleon leaning to one side? Your chameleon is leaning to one side to expose more of their body to the warmth of their basking lamp. This is called lateral basking and is common among chameleons. Be sure that your chameleon’s basking and cool areas are kept at the appropriate temperatures.
What causes kidney failure in chameleons?
So why do chameleons seem so prone to kidney failure? It is associated with two common husbandry errors, insufficient intake water and a lack of vitamin A in the diet. Most chameleons will only drinking moving water.
Why is my chameleon gasping for air?
An unfortunate reason to see a chameleon gape is if they are in the final stages of respiratory infection or other lung based medical condition. With infection or other substance in their throat and lungs they are trying to gulp as much air as possible.
Do reptile mites bite humans?
Human Carriers Snake mites don’t affect humans in the same way that they affect snakes. They’ll crawl on your hands and even get in your clothes. This means you’re nothing more than a carrier. They won’t bite you.
How long do veiled chameleons live male?
Veiled chameleons don’t have very long lifespans when compared to other Old World lizards. Captive-bred females typically live up to five years and males can live up for up to eight years when kept properly.
How to tell if a chameleon has stomatitis?
Symptoms include swelling around the gums, yellow pus in the soft areas of the mouth, black scab like bumps appearing on the gumline outside of the mouth, some black teeth,difficulty closing the mouth, difficulty feeding and refusing to eat. What prevents chameleon stomatitis?
Why does a chameleon get a skin infection?
Skin infections in chameleons usually result from too much humidity in an overly wet environment. So making sure your humidity levels are appropriate for the species of chameleon you have will go a long way to preventing them. Allowing the cage to dry out between mistings also prevents this.
How can you tell if a chameleon has a thermal burn?
A thermal burn will show up as a white area before turning into a grey or black blister mark on the chameleon’s skin. They will also be lethargic and have trouble shedding, particularly around the eyes if it’s a UVB burn as this indicates overexposure to UVB. Burns are usually found on the casque, back, and legs of a chameleon.
Why are chameleons so good at hiding their symptoms?
It’s also due to the fact chameleons can get sick pretty easily if these specific requirements aren’t taken care of. Of course, an animal getting sick is nothing new but when a chameleon gets sick they are very good at hiding their symptoms.
Why do veiled chameleons puff up?
Because chameleons are territorial and very shy, they are prone to being defensive if they are feeling attacked or afraid. Puffing up their bodies makes them appear larger and more fierce to predators and other members of their species and is done when they are defensive or are feeling threatened.
Why is there stuff coming out of my chameleons nose?
So, why do chameleons get white stuff around their nose? Because they can’t sweat like we do they have a gland around their nose which they use to excrete excess salt. This excess salt is what forms the white substance.
Can a chameleon be constipated?
Both constipation and diarrhea can occur and act as signs that your chameleon could be sick. Chameleons normally defecate once every few days depending on how much and how often they eat but if no normal stool has been produced in over two weeks, this may indicate a problem.
Why does my chameleon puff up in the morning?
Cham seem to “poof-up” for many reasons. Usually if they are pissed or if they are cold they will flatten up to create a larger surface. You may see them angled towards their heat source as a way to warm up.
What does it mean when your chameleon is white?
Chameleons shed their old skin and renew it as they grow. The white or pale color is an indication that the skin is loosening and ready to shed. Shedding usually takes anywhere from a few hours to a day. This should mean that even the white has gone from the body.
How do I get my chameleon Unconstipated?
Make sure your basking temps are high enough, your chameleon is well hydrated (see Dehydration for treatment), and substrate is removed from the enclosure. Aside from working to rehydrate your chameleon, using a syringe to administer a small dose of oral mineral oil/cod liver oil can help.