This morning when I got up I noticed Charles was a funny colour. His back half was a dull grey green colour. Not his normal bright green yellow self.
When I picked him up to turn him around to feed him, his back legs and tail were limp. This could only mean paralysis.
Charles is old for a chameleon. His is 6years old. If he had been in the wild, he would have been ate years ago.
For a while now I have had to feed him by hand. He wouldn't use his tounge anymore. So he was being hand fed wax worms each day. But I knew today was the end.
I got him a vet appointment and we all went down. They had 2 options for me. Put him through tests or to put him to sleep. After discussing it with the vet we decided that letting him go was best.
Don't think I took this choice light hearted! I would miss paying my bills if it meant I could do something to save anyone if my animals. However putting him through yet more stress when he was already in a bad way, would have been cruel.
So today at 3.30pm my little Charles passed away. Tomorrow he will be taken to my mum and dad's and I will bury him there in the back garden.
Some people may think it's stupid to be so upset over a lizard. I have had him for 6 years. He was part of our family.
Speak soon lovelies.