How to ask for help

Discussion in 'Chameleons' started by Heika, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. Heika

    Heika Moderator

    Please include the following information when asking for help with your chameleon's illness. Forum members will be able to give more accurate responses with this info. Please keep in mind that even the most knowledgeable person can only guess at what your chameleon's illness may be. Only an experienced reptile vet who can directly examine your animal can give your chameleon a true diagnosis.

    If your chameleon is very, very ill, the best recommendation anyone can give is to take it to a vet. While forum members love to help, if your chameleon is sick to the point of dying, please don't waste time posting and hoping for a response that will help your chameleon. Use the time to contact an emergency vet and take it in to be examined.

    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.

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