Reptile Borris

I have a question about Borris, my male reptile chameleon

hello. im 17 and have had my bearded dragon for about 6 months or more (there was no bearded dragon option so i picked chameleon). im not sure how old he is but i know hes full grown. im worried because he doesnt eat and from what i see doesnt drink. my neighbor weho i rescued him from used to force feed him raw chicken and i think it might have messed up his stomach or something. i want to take him to a vet but i dont have the money. i leave greens in his enclosure along with one of the mixes you get from the pet store. he doesnt take worms or crickets off tweezers and when i put crickets loose in his enclosure but i always end up having to take them out. nothing has changed in his enclosure with lighting or temperature or anything as far as i know everthing with his enclosure is top notch. i handle him a couple times a week and hes never minded it or gives any signs hes unhappy. i just dont know what could cause it and i have no idea how to fix it. please help

almost 3 years ago
Information about Borris
  • Species: Reptile
  • Breed: Chameleon
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 4 years
  • Symptoms: Constipation
1 vet has answered
Veterinarian Elena Laguno
Elena Laguno

If you can't go to the vet,you can do at home.(Morris might have a constipation because the chicken is not good for pogonas.)

*Put one or two drops of olive oil in the Morris' mouth with a syringe without neddle.
*Put Morris in a warm bath and give sweet massages on it abdomen.
*Go up the temperature two or five degrees more.

If after one or two days maximum with this treatment at home,Morris leaves of eating or drinking and you do not see any faeces,then you must go to the vet because if not,Morris could die.

Kind regards

over 2 years ago