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Röntgenbild Coelomhöhle Calumma parsonii

Visits to the vet

Generally, we need to say first: A sick chameleon always needs a reptile vet. The fact that many chameleons die despite treatment is in most cases not due to wrong treatment or an “untreatable”...

Egg-binding

What means egg-binding? Egg-binding describes the fact that a female cannot lay her ready-to-lay eggs. Causes There are many things that can cause a chameleon to be egg bound: The eggs are too much...

Burnings

How does burning occur? A burning is a damage of the skin through high heat exposure or short-waved UVB rays. Both damages skin tissue which leads to a locally limited inflammation. As long as...

Metabolic bone disease

What is rachitis? Rachitis is a disease in which bones demineralize. The medical term for the complex of diseases which includes rachitis is “metabolic bone disease”. MBD also includes several diseases of the adult...
Häutung Calumma globifer 2018 in Mandraka

Shedding problems

Shedding problems A shedding problem means that the chameleon has shed almost completely, but some pieces of the old skin have been remaining for days. The old skin looks milky in this area or...

Parasites

Parasites are a common problem among chameleons, especially in wild caughts or captive breds from large collections. Generally, there are endoparasites, that settle inside a chameleon, for example in its lungs or inside the...

Mouth rot

Mouth rot – what is it? „Mouth rot“ is a common term for the inflammation of mouth mucosa in chameleons. The medicinal term is stomatitis, in the case of the already affected bone and...
Pododermatitis Furcifer pardalis Marozevo

Pododermatitis

Pododermatitis – what is it? Pododermatitis is the medicinal term for the inflammation of the skin, actually on the feet. In chameleons and many other animals, however, it also refers to skin diseases of...

Mycosis

Mycosis – what is it? Mycosis is the medical term for a fungal infection. A dermatomycosis is a fungal infection which is limited to the skin. An Organ mycosis is a fungal infection of...
Calumma amber, Weibchen, Montagne d'Ambre 2017

What means “stress”?

When you get into chameleon keeping, sooner or later you will be very familiar with one word: Stress. No matter if you were talking to like-minded people on a conference or reptile show, or...