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My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 35+ years and have worked with reptiles over 40 years.
Can you tell me about the enclosure?
UVB light, linear tube or compact coil, strength, age and brand?
Can you post a picture of the leg?
Thank you! Calcium should be 5 days a week and a vitamin 2 days a week.
There are several possibilities for a lump like you described. Cancer, Chameleon gout, MBD or a an infection. Testing would need to be done to determine the actual casue.
I cannot even speculate which one of those it could be. I suggest you see a Herp Vet at a Veterinary College or see if your Herp Vet can do a consult with Dr Doug Mader in Marathon, Fl. once his clinic reopens since Hurrican Irma. He is one of the Best Reptile Vet in the states and well experienced in Chameleons and has written some books and medical reports on Medical issues.
Test would include Blood, Xrays, biopsy and MRI to determine the actual cause. of the lump. I would start adding the calcium and make sure your UVB is a Reptisun 10.0 as well up to date and less than 6 month old.
If I were to try and guss the cause by the picture, I would be doing a great injustice to you and your Chameleon.