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Anna, Reptile Expert, Biologist
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He is just laying to his side seem with no strength.

Customer Question

he is just laying to his side seem with no strength.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the reptile. What is the reptile's name and age?
Customer: Chameleon his name is ***** ***** he is 10 months old.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Zippy?
Customer: I dont think he is been eating well for the last three days.. His hands are wide open and like I said he is laying in the bottom of his cage
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Reptile
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Nothing yet! I dont think there is time to wait.. ��
Expert:  Joan replied 4 months ago.

Hello,

My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with special interest in reptiles and Reptile rescue.

What of Reptile are we discussing?

Set up?

Substrate?

Diet?

Supplements?

Lighting?

Joan

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Chameleon
Screeed cage
Crickets 10 of those crickets a week have calcium
Blue light and the regular light
Expert:  Joan replied 4 months ago.

Do you have a UVB light? Compact coil or Linear tube, strength and brand?

Auto mister?

When did this happen?

Joan

Expert:  Joan replied 4 months ago.

I will be going off very shortly, so I will opt out and allow someone else to assist you.

Joan

Expert:  Joan replied 4 months ago.

Hello,

How is the Chameleon? I have returned for the day if you still need help.

Joan

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
He didnt make it!! My son is just devastated! Zippy was his best pal! Thanks!
Expert:  Joan replied 4 months ago.

So sorry! I suspect it may have been Metabolic Bone disease, but needed the information on lighting, to be sure. My sincerest condolences.

Joan