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    chameleons eyes stay shut, why?

    one finely opened that other eye has been shut for a week or more dose any one have an y ideas


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    My chameleon keeps his eyes closed. One finally opened, but the other eye has been shut for a week or more. Does anyone have any ideas as to why this is happening?






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    Re: chemalons eyes stay shut why

    Hello,

    What type of chameleon is it? What type of housing does it have? What type of lighting are you using?




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    Re: chemalons eyes stay shut why

    Most Chameleons health issues can be contributed to either insufficient humidity or inadaquate uv lighting. I would take him to a vet for a diagnosis.
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    Re: chemalons eyes stay shut why

    Providing that the housing and hubandry is corret. Chamelons are prone to particals causing eye infections. It would be best to have it looked at by a vet to see if it just needs flushing out or antibiotic treatment.
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    Re: chameleons eyes stay shut, why?

    thank you alll for your help my wife and i are taking him to a vet

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    Re: chameleons eyes stay shut, why?

    Very good and responsible decision.
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    Re: chameleons eyes stay shut, why?

    And please let us know how it turns out!
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    Re: chameleons eyes stay shut, why?

    I know this is an older post, however I want to offer some insight.

    I'm wondering what your UVB source is.

    Chameleons are low level UVB requiring reptiles. Where iguanas and Bearded Dragons and other high level requiring reptiles need a minimum of 50 uW/cm2...chams need between 5-10. Any more than that and eye problems, cell degeneration and cell destruction in unlaid eggs still within the female can result. If the UVB source is corrected the eye problems often fix themselves. They way I saw it described on the UVB_meter_owners group - It's kind of like being snowblind. It feels like sand is in the eyes so the eyes are wanting to stay closed to soothe the feeling away. With time away from the bright snow the temporary damage is resolved. Same thing with chams.

    How did the vet visit go?

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