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Old 06-02-2020, 04:11 PM
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Hi.
I've noticed that my veiled chameleon's teeth have become blackened.
He's still active and has a good appetite, and I'm not noticing any swelling of the gums/mouth or any yellow spots.
I hope it has nothing to do with mouth roth.
I have given him some colloidal silver to see if it helps.
Any suggestion what it can actually be from?
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Old 06-02-2020, 11:40 PM
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Hi.
I've noticed that my veiled chameleon's teeth have become blackened.
He's still active and has a good appetite, and I'm not noticing any swelling of the gums/mouth or any yellow spots.
I hope it has nothing to do with mouth roth.
I have given him some colloidal silver to see if it helps.
Any suggestion what it can actually be from?
Need to see a pic before anyone can make a guess.
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Old 09-02-2020, 06:43 PM
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Need to see a pic before anyone can make a guess.
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Old 14-02-2020, 06:12 PM
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Old 14-02-2020, 08:54 PM
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Hi, can you crop the pic to zoom in as close as possible to the lower jaw (teeth)?
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Old 14-02-2020, 08:56 PM
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Hi, can you crop the pic to zoom in as close as possible to the lower jaw (teeth)?
You can open it in a new tab an zoom in on it
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Old 14-02-2020, 09:01 PM
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Hi, can you crop the pic to zoom in as close as possible to the lower jaw (teeth)?


If you click on image you can zoom in. They’re all black completely. Never had this with ours so even I can’t help the op.


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Old 14-02-2020, 09:40 PM
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If you click on image you can zoom in. They’re all black completely. Never had this with ours so even I can’t help the op.


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Old 14-02-2020, 09:52 PM
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To the OP; I have no idea what it might be but the gums look perfectly clean, what have you been feeding? I think it would be best to see a vet, any decent one (even if not very experienced with reptiles) should be able to do a biopsy to check if there is any infection.
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Old 15-02-2020, 07:14 AM
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To the OP; I have no idea what it might be but the gums look perfectly clean, what have you been feeding? I think it would be best to see a vet, any decent one (even if not very experienced with reptiles) should be able to do a biopsy to check if there is any infection.
The last weeks I've been given him mealworms, crickets and some small grape now and then...
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