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Anna, Reptile Expert, Biologist
Category: Reptile
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Experience:  Have owned turtles, snakes, amphibians, and lizards. Study and provide habitat for wild herps.
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My chameleon was shedding and had rubbed some skin off by s

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My chameleon was shedding and had rubbed some skin off by his back. It was healing fine until a cricket had chewed on that spot making it worse and a little bigger. I completely cleaned his cage and removed any crickets that were left so that the wound would heal. He was eating and drinking well until yesterday. He refuses to eat or drink anything.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is your cricket bleeding a lot?
Customer: No it's not bleeding but it is still pink in the area.
JA: Phew. What is the cricket's name and age?
Customer: Pasquel and he is 1 year old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Pasqual?
Customer: No. He generally eats well and is well maintained with calcium and such but he's really agitated and will not eat or drink.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Reptile
Expert:  Joan replied 1 year ago.


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