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21 Dec 2004

someone help please...
my mellors chameleon just laid her eggs and i think she's dying.She's severely dehydrated,but we cant get her to drink or eat anything.we're too scared to force feed her as we think that she might still have some eggs inside of her.Please let me know if there's anything we can do to help her.i don't know where to find a repvet.if she does die,can we still save the eggs?

It's very urgent,we don't have alot of time

Thanx to any one who replies...!!!
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01 Jan 0001

You need to get her to a reptile vet as soon as possible. Mellers are very prone to stress and diseases of captivity, and there could be a number of things wrong with her, eggbinding being one of them. By the time a reptile looks ill, it is usually almost dead. Phone the Onderstepoort Veterinary Faculty reception - they'll be able to help you with a reptile vet near you.

Dr Willemien van Wyk
Bird and exotic animal veterinarian

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