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    • #62693

      ABMoore22
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      Rexxar, The Smiling Chameleon.

      Updating on Rexxar. He just got over some type of infection in his nostril. It had shed stuck on it, which ended up somehow creating an access right on and above his nostril. I scraped all the excess skin off, cleaned it as best I could..given he’s a chameleon and you can’t just pick them up and hold them still like a cat or dog.. and put reptile safe antibiotic ointment on it. All cleared up now and looking good again, just a slight mark where the abscess was above his nostril.

      Anyway! Don’t let this picture fool you. Most Chameleon’s will not do this and prefer to just be left alone so please respect their preferences. And on the occasion they do, do this, it takes a lot of work and trust building. I’ve had Rexxar I think about 2 years now (at least going on 2 years, I’ll have to confirm his birth date), and it took almost an entire year to get him to come out like this and not be too stressed. Especially without hornworms. Some days he still won’t come out, it all depends on his mood that day. And food is always a motivator. But it’s always important that you CAN remove your reptile in case of an emergency. If anyone wants to know how to get your chameleon, or possibly other reptile to be willingly handled, just ask.

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      ABMoore22
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    • #62785

      Zoodulcis
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      Rexxar is looking pretty sharp these days. What sort of antibiotic did you use (brand)?

      • #62789

        ABMoore22
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        Thank you. Do you think his weight looks good? Sometimes I worry I may be making him a tiny bit chunky. When he looks that way I just reduce his amounts a few feedings then go back. I think he looks like a good weight here though.

        And I used azithromycin. I have a few tubes for a chronic issue from a past eye injury and my vet said that it’s fine for reptile and chameleon use. So I’ve always just used what I have if it’s not too bad. It’s a lower % and so far my vet hasn’t steered me wrong. Haha. Only took 2 applications, so it wasnt a bad infection. I was lucky and caught it early. But for all other pet ointment needs I usually use terramycin. Which can be bought over the counter for pets. Like on chewy for example.

        • #62837

          Zoodulcis
          Moderator

          It’s hard to be sure, but his weight seems ideal to me. Thanks for listing the antibiotics by name. New keepers are often at wits end as to what to use for the type of ailment you described that will be reptile safe yet effective. So keep up the good work and enjoy those budgies!!

        • #63044

          ABMoore22
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          Thank you so much. Hopefully that’ll help someone who needs that info.

          I just want to add how great this forum is to anyone reading. After being active in more forums, it’s come to my attention that not all forums are made the same. This one is very social, open and kind. I’ve learned some are very anal and only want to spread what they know, not make a community and communication for everyone. Just for asking questions and getting answers and the moderators to talk in a community setting.

          (For example: on the bird forum someone had a question about something on there bird and they got and answer (seemed more like opinion tho), and I pretty much said “that looks crazy, I cant tell if it’s actually dried discharge or a color change in the picture.” After already previously been told to not offer advice, which was accepted no issue. This comment from me was I thought, just a comment and conversation. Nope, I was then messaged and told not to offer opinions either. I did not say any advice at all so I was a little confused. I now see, pretty much only husbandry and health questions were allowed unless you’re a moderator.)

          JUST SHOWS A GREAT THIS FORUM IS!!

        • #63047

          ABMoore22
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          Sorry had it wrong, the message said ” don’t offer your thoughts”. I’ve never had this happen where a forum doesn’t want it’s members to actually talk. I’m a fairly understanding person, this to me this defeats the point of a forum. I’d feel differently if I had actually said something to effect how the poster cared for their bird.

          Regardless the point for this is to make others aware how great it is here. It really is living up to its name sake as a “fam” if you’re a regular here. Thanks so much The Critter Fam and Zoo!

        • #63079

          Zoodulcis
          Moderator

          Thank you so much for that feedback. I’m sure the Keymaster (alias The Boss) appreciates it too. To try and maintain a sense of community and safety, I had to block some flamers a few years ago. That was unpleasant, but since that time the support that you and others have shown has been very encouraging. Knowing that one is appreciated makes it a pleasure to be a moderator for this site.

        • #63083

          ABMoore22
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          No problem at all. Sorry for the vent.LOL I just wanted to make it known why this forum is a good one. I’ve been on a few and usually ots just keepers commenting. Although yes they usually are doing their best and give good advice to others, I find it invaluable that someone with your knowledge (and kindness) is here to bounce things off of. It’s info you can trust and count on to respond.

          And the contest shows that you all appreciate your customers. I recommend this site (great response time and feeders. One of the best. The ONLY site that comes close is Dubai, but they are out of stock A LOT!) and forum to anyone I know interested in reptiles. I already knew it was nice here, but after being a part of more than one other forum, it’s very clear how different it is here. So thank you all!

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