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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 chameleons right front leg is swollen he doesn't use it

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My chameleons right front leg is swollen he doesn't use it anymore
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: No wound the swelling is more at the top joint
JA: What is the chameleon's name and age?
Customer: yoshi and he's about 4 years old
JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about yoshi?
Customer: No thats all
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Reptile
Expert:  Joan replied 9 months ago.


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

Can you tell me about the exclosure?

Uvb light, age, linear tube or compact coil, strgth and brand?


State to locate a Herp Vet if needed?


Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Hey I'm Nick i have the day and night lights the pet store recommended and he has a tall i guess metal cage he's able to climb sides pretty strong i spray him with tropical mist and i give him the repti calcium and herptivite multivitamins
Expert:  Joan replied 9 months ago.

Can you give me more specigics on the lighting? This is very important and may have bearing on the issue you are seeing. Chameleons need two separate types of lighting for daytime alone.

I need to know if you have a Uvb light, age, is it linear tube or compact coil, strength and brand?

Do you have a separate basking light (white normal full spectrum bulb)?