Illness

There are a few things to look for when purchasing your chameleon. Any one or combination of these symptoms could be a sign of an existing problem or problems to come. If the animal exhibits any of these symptoms, you may be better off not purchasing it (unless you are prepared to deal with any medical problems which may arise).

Some of the signs of dehydration include fine wrinkles in the skin which appears dry, sunken eyes, lethargic behavior, weakness, and weight loss. The treatment is to try and offer the chameleon water several times per day if it is still relatively alert and active. If the chameleon has become too weak to drink, immediate medical attention is required.

This problem is caused by several reasons but is most often directly related to the chameleon’s environment.

Symptoms include weakness, forced exhalation, loss of appetite, puffy eyes, inflated body, and noisy breathing.

The temperature of the enclosure should be kept at optimum levels. Schedule a visit to a qualified veterinarian who may recommend antibiotics.

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