Rickets in chameleons

Rickets used to be a common disease in humans at some point. It is still a quite common problem in pet chameleons. Rickets shows itself as underdeveloped and malformed bones. This is especially noticeable on the legs and crest of the […read more…]

Growth retardation in chameleons

Veiled chameleons that do not get proper care, could develop growth retardation. This means they are not as big as they should be for their age and sex. It is caused by improper diet: too little food, missing vitamins or lack of […read more…]

Parasites in chameleons

A chameleon could be infected with parasites. These can be bacteria, flagellates, worms or mites. Worms in chameleons A chameleon can be infected with intestinal worms through contact with excrement of other animals that have worms. The excrement contain worm […read more…]

Egg-binding in female chameleons

When a female chameleon is adult and sexually mature, it could start to produce eggs. She could also do this without being in contact with any male. The eggs she will produce without having mated will never hatch. If she […read more…]

Vitamin A problems in chameleons

Chameleons need vitamins, just like all animals. One important vitamin is vitamin A. Many chameleons do not get enough vitamin A in their diet. Just adding some vitamin A supplements is not a good solution, as a surplus of vitamin […read more…]