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Intestinal Parasites are common in chameleons and other reptiles. Wild caught chameleons have a reputation of having intestinal parasites..although this is true , parasites can effect Captive bred as well as Wild caught Chameleon. A chameleon may have parasites but not show any symptoms...
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Just a thought worth sharing: I always recommend that a female be at least a year old before trying to breed. This is so her body is done growing before putting the burden of laying fertile eggs on her body. She may make eggs earlier but that does it automatically mean she is ready to breed...
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The following are instructions on how to candle your chameleon eggs, to check for signs of development, and what to expect closer to hatch date. "Candling" is the technique of shining a light in the egg and looking for shadows or veins. It is often done with fertile chicken eggs as well for...
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How do you know if you have a bad egg? If you candle a freshly laid egg, you will not be able to see anything. The light will be yellowish, but there will be no shadows or veins yet. Typically non-fertile or "bad eggs", will mold over and shrivel within the first week or two of being...
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After many weekends of working on the out door cage and Jason's awesome building skills, it is finally finished. it is 2.5 feet deep by 8 foot wide and 7.5 feet tall. It is built on the outside of one of the 3 sliding glass doors on the back of the house. So you can sit inside and...
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I conducted a heat pack test trying to push the limits to the extremes to see what the temp in the box would be. I should have took photos (sorry) but I will try to explain the best I can what I did: I had a 8x8x6 shipping box insulated on all sides with 3/4 inch Styrofoam . The box had...
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Chameleon care 101: Chameleons need to have a few things in order to have a long, healthy and happy life. The following is a basic care sheet. THE CHAMELEON TEMPERAMENT If you are looking for a lizard you can have sit on your shoulder for hours or to play with, a chameleon may not be...
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