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RE: Help with sick baby veileds.

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Posted by: Carlton at Wed Nov 19 17:12:55 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Carlton ]  
   

How long had you had them before this started (days, weeks, months)? Do the spots disappear if the chams change color in response to heat and light? If so, they might be some type of stress coloration rather than a skin problem. Have they shed? Possibly be bits of shed stuck to the new skin? Little bits of skin get stuck if the cage is too dry. I can't really picture what you described, but the key may be whether the spotting is constant or changes. The "pulsing" eye sounds like the cham is trying to clean it. They roll the eyeball around under the lid and flex it to try and lubricate it or dislodge an irritant. Can be a sign of dehydration or response to dry air. What's the air humidity level? Even if they are drinking well, dry air is a constant low level irritant for eyes and with heating in winter the humidity can be a lot lower than you realize. A couple of basic husbandry questions...are they together? Can they see other animals? If baby chams are constantly stressed by a view of other animals or each other they can just start shutting down during the day, sitting with eyes closed.


   

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