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Discussion in 'Chameleons' started by LittleMissReptile, May 14, 2013.

  1. Hey my Male Veiled Chameleon just stopped eating for no reason and we've tried opening his mouth to see if he has an infection but he wont open it.. help??
     
  2. StikyPaws312

    StikyPaws312 Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome to the forum! I've moved your post to it's own thread. I think your best course of action would be to take your chameleon to the vet if he is losing weight and not eating. Here's a link to help you find a herp vet in your area: http://herpvetconnection.com
    In the mean time if you would answer these questions it would help us assist you.

    Cage Info:
    Cage Type - What kind of cage are you using? What is the size?
    Lighting - What kind of lighting are you using? How long do you keep the lights on during the day?
    Temperature - What temperature range have you created? Basking spot temp? What is the temperature at night?
    Humidity - What are your humidity levels? How are you creating and maintaining these levels?
    Plants - Are you using live plants? If so, what kind?
    Location - Where is your cage located? Is it near any fans, air vents, or high traffic areas?

    Chameleon Info:
    Your Chameleon - The species, sex, and age of your chameleon.
    Feeding - What are you feeding your cham? What amount? What kind of schedule? How are you gut-loading your feeders?
    Supplements - What are you dusting your feeders with and what kind of schedule do you use?
    Watering - What kind of watering technique do you use? Do you see your chameleon drinking?
    Fecal Description - Briefly note colors and consistency from recent droppings.
    History - Any previous information about your cham that might be useful to others when trying to help you.
    Current Problem - The current problem that you are concerned about.

    Pictures can really help as well.
     
  3. Holmes

    Holmes New Member

    Sometimes they will go on "hunger strikes" because they get bored of their food. This is a best-case scenario.

    How long has he stopped eating? You need to fill out the form in order for us to be able to help you to our best abilities.

    If you could attach a picture of the chameleon, we can also tell you if it is sick or has a condition that may be hindering his appetite.
     

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