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RE: Panther Chameleon

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Posted by: bigdogreps at Mon Nov 24 18:09:58 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by bigdogreps ]  
   

Chams should not wheeze. The only reason why a cham would have their mouth open is to intimidate what they think is a threat or because they are too hot.Stools are soft but formed,one part will be dark and another will be white which is the urates and it is usually accompanied by some mucous which is lubrication. They are not runny.Runny stools could be a sign of parasites. Do you have a vet you could take a stool sample to for a parasite check? Does not sound like it is too hot if it has a gradient under its heat source to thermoregulate. You may have a cham with a low level respiratory infection that has not progressed to the point of turning dark and hiding in the corner. Again a vet check would be in order but in the mean time in addition to spraying you may want to put a container on top of his cage,pop a whole with a tac in the container from the inside out and fill the container with water.It will drip for several minutes so that the cham can get as much water as he needs and replenish his fluids. Pedialyte will also help rehydrate him if he is making up for lost hydration. Look at the top of his head at the two sections just above his eyes are they plump and meaty looking? If so he is well hydrated,if they look kind of concave he is not. If you feel he does have a respiratory infection you may not want to drop the temp as low as 68 at night untill he id deemed healthy. good luck!


   

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