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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 what type of enclosure you have?
UVB ligt, linear tube or compact coil, sgrength, age and brand?
Full spectrum basking light?
Do you have an auto mister?
Are the eyes swollen?
I need to know about the bulbs. We have found out that the petshops ate not seeing the proper lighting. Can you please check and let me know if one of the bulbs is a UVB and one is a full spectrum basking light.
They did sell you the wrong bulbs. The UVB is not strong enough and you do not have a full spectrum basking bulb. The Basking bulb is a white light that gives off warmth. The only time a blue bulb is used is at night. The Basking area cannot reach 90 to bask under without the basking bulb. The UVB that you have is not putting out adequate UVB to metabolize the calcium. The first thing I would do is change to the proper bulbs. The UVB you need is a Reptisun 10.0.
I would also add an automatic mister which could be a part of the problems. I do not think the chamelion is getting enough moisture. He needs the droples of water to drink as well as his body can absorb.
I would try these changes and see if he responds. You can also try some pain sterile saline eye drops to moisture the eyes.
If he does not respond to the changes, then a Herp Vet visit may be needed. I can locate some with a State or Country.