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Old 08-18-2008, 02:37 PM
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Breeding Jackson Chameleons

Hello,

I am new to this forum and I have a question I was hoping someone could answer.
I have 3 jackson chameleons, one male and two females.
The females are in a seperate cage from the male. They are all about a year old. I had the male before the females (I got the girls three weeks ago).

My question is, how do I get them to mate? I know my male i all about it, but when I put one of the females in the cage, she gets all territorial and gaps her mouth, sayiong no. So I remove her and wait a week and try again. Same results. I've tried about 4 times with no sucess.

I thought of leaving her in the cage with him for awhile, but I'm worried she will bite him.

My other female jackson runs from my male. And my male dosen't even try to seek her out.

Is there anything I can do to make them feel more comfortable or something?
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Old 08-18-2008, 02:56 PM
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Instead of putting into the your males cage you may consider moving the male into the females cage. being move from cage to cage is stressful. she may remain more receptive if you move the male into her cage.

also I have heard of people keeping females together but you may still want to separate them. Jackson are solitary creatures coming together only by chance to do their thing and then part.

Other options to are put the cages together and see if they are nice to each other. for the most part like humans some mix and some don't, sometimes its a good time and sometimes it ain't.....

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Old 08-18-2008, 03:41 PM
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Do Jackson females show they are receptive like veilds do?
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Old 08-18-2008, 04:31 PM
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I may have to take back what I earlier posted.

this article indicated that the female should be introduced to the males cage. so Hmmm...

this found this article RE coloration and readiness.


http://www.geocities.com/chamjacksonii/breed.html#sig

HOpe that helps...

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Old 08-18-2008, 04:50 PM
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I had much better luck introducing the male into the female cage. When I tried it the other way around he got really nasty that I was going to take away his lady. He is very territorial in his enclosure.

But that's just my chams.
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Old 08-18-2008, 05:53 PM
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You might want to consider the female who wants nothing to do with him is already pregnant. I dont know the source or background of where you got them but just a thought. Like opi said to is try putting the cages together. I would start by letting them see each other and slowly moving them closer with in a few days or so. If you see any stress from the female though go back to total isolation. Opi I dont think you need to take that post back, like Jann said, hers was easier the opposite way. I guess it just depends on the cham but it is a GENERAL rule to introduce the female to the males cage.


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Old 08-18-2008, 06:26 PM
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You can try to start competition between the females by leaving all three in the same enclosure and see if that works. Sometimes heavy rain for long periods of time will trigger breeding attempts.

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Old 08-18-2008, 06:29 PM
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off topic but I had a question

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You can try to start competition between the females by leaving all three in the same enclosure and see if that works. Sometimes heavy rain for long periods of time will trigger breeding attempts.


Off topic but, Dean is the picture of your female gravid....

I have been looking for good pictures or examples of gravid females?

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Old 08-18-2008, 06:52 PM
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that article says its unlikely that female jacksons retain sperm
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Old 08-18-2008, 07:01 PM
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well they better tell my female that because shes gravid again and did not mate after she birthed the last bunch
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