Metabolic Bone Disease
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Metabolic Bone Disease is one of the
most common diseases of lizards, especially Chameleons.
It is a weakness in the bones due to a lack of development.
It is caused by a lack of calcium in the diet, lack of
UVB lighting, too little vitamin D and excessively high
temperatures (spurring growth too quickly).
The bones of the lizard will be malformed, curved and
swollen. The joints of the lizard will be the most swollen.
Your lizard will seem very lethargic and will not move
much. When they do, it will be clear that they struggle
to do so, and are in pain.
The causes of Metabolic Bone Disease
need to be avoided. Make sure to follow calcium and multi-vitamin
feeding schedules for your type and age of lizard. Always
maintain the proper temperature in the habitat, while
providing proper daytime cycles of full spectrum UVB lighting.