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Poppi is doing much better now. No lasting issues after the egg laying. I upped her calcium for 2 weeks but she is back to her regular supplement schedule. Her eyes are both clear and seem to be working fairly well. Thank goodness. She was keeping that one eye closed for so long I was...
At a year and a month, Poppi laid 34 eggs! So we have survived the egg laying, so far... She has not been doing as well as I could hope. She has been to the vet because she is keeping one eye closed all of the time. Doc thinks maybe she got some sand in it and that it got a bit infected...
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Even Poppi was standoffish and blew up like a balloon when I put my hand in to offer her range time. So I just had to take a pic of her all puffed up. Figured out why the crankiness: As you can see, in the second picture, she doesn't look nearly as fat or gravid. I am worried...
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It was only a "standoff" but even that much is great progress as far as this guy is concerned. This is the most untrusting, anti-social, and just downright mean chameleon that I have ever heard about. I have given up on socializing this little guy. I would someday, however, like to be able...
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Poppi is 6 months old now so it was time for another weigh-in: 74 grams! That is a 13 gram increase in one month. It just seems like they both got huge in the last 30 days... :) Here is Poppi one and a half months ago: And here she is today: Big difference, huh...
After the huge intake of food I posted yesterday, I figured that the babies wouldn't eat very much today. Yeah, right! Prometheus lived up to my expectations. He only ate a couple of crix and 4 mealies. Reasonable, right? Not Poppi! She ate 6 crix and 15 mealies! What a pig. But, I...
Attitudes are still improving (only slightly with Prometheus) but their appetites are getting rediculous! I got my hands on some dubia that are small enough (thanks allthingsreptile) and put 6 in each of their bowls. Got home from work and nothing was missing! Left them there hoping they...
Poppi loves being in the window! (Open, 2nd story window with secure screen.) It took a few times of being there but she is finally relaxing and starting to just hang out. Once in awhile a delivery truck or something will go by and stress her out a bit but she just goes and hides behind the...
Just posted the first and last pictures in the general photography thread so everyone can see how much they have grown! Of course Prometheus was up to his old tricks and hiding behind the vine! LOL So, I waited for him to come back up and stuck my hand and the camera in with him really quick...
Poppi is gorgeous and growing like a weed. This week she even started cup-feeding! WooHoo! And, no, I didn't have to make her go hungry to get her to. Patience and perseverance finally paid off. Every day when I put food in her bowl, I hold it up to her, where she can see what goodies are...
I have heard some stories about how attitudes change when chams go through "puberty". If Prometheus' attitude gets any worse, I am afraid he is gonna start biting himself! He is the most vicious little critter I have ever seen or heard of. I am even going to move his cage again to see if that...
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I was kind of worried that the MVB would be too strong for the babies. After some research, I ended up putting it about 6 inches above their cages so that it shines down into both of them. Poppi loves it and is right up as close to the top as she can get. Prometheus spends some time up at...
Both the babies are growing like weeds and doing really well. They still get a few fruitflies here and there but mostly they are eating little well-gutloaded crix and a few mealies. Prometheus finally went through a shed and Poppi is finishing up another shed also. Both of them get extra...
Welcome to the family, Prometheus the trickster! Two vivs, so why not two criitters? Poppi is doing fantastic so far. I wasn't really ready for yet another but we got him anyway! He is a bit patchy from his last shed (at least I hope that is what it is and not some weird reaction to...
That is what my 3 year old grandson calls it when they shed: "sploded"! Well, she definitely sploded this morning. I checked her at 7am and she was just waking up but still wearing her pajama colors. Turned her lights on, misted and fed her and she looked the same as she always does...
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Today I got a full dose of this little girl's attitude since it was time to change out her flightless fruit-fly feeder! She is so funny. Poppi definitely prefers the fff's over the tiny crickets or the mini-mealworms. She made it fairly obvious that I was starving her to death, because...
I think it is kind of cute that she thinks I would be intimidated by this funny little noise she makes. She juts her chin down (not out to the front at all really) and then pops her jaws together with her mouth closed the whole time. At least that is how I think she is doing it. She...
Woo Hoo!! So far, so good: Poppi has survived being in my care for a week now. I decided to start a blog to keep track of her upbringing and for help and suggestions with what I hope to be the raising of a healthy, normal veiled chameleon. She is still fairly shy and won't eat or drink...
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