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When a sexually mature male chameleon defecates you will quite often see his hemipenes whilst he is doing so. They are usually retracted back into the tail base afterwards. If they do not retract then veterinary assistance may be required. On seeing it for the first time, it can often be a...
Here I will record Monty's weight and length measurements as and when I take them. 29th October 2011 - 2.0g 6th November 2011 - 2.2g 15th November 2011 - 2.3g 22nd November 2011 - 2.5g (2" svl) 30th November 2011 - 2.6g 6th December 2011 - 3.1g (13 wks) 13th December 2011 - 3.6g (14 wks)...
I wanted to keep a pictorial log of how my baby Jackson changes month by month. First up - the day I brought him home 23rd October 2011 - 7 weeks old 24th November 2011 - 12 weeks old. You can see his little legs appear thicker and his body is slightly fatter. Also his casque is...
If your chameleon closes it's eyes through the day, it may very well be a sign that the chameleon is sick. Healthy chameleons eyes are open and alert for the whole day - they are diurnal and only sleep when it gets dark. Sadly, chameleons are often really sick by the time their owners notice...
I would like to share some observations that I have made during my time keeping female veileds. I am so glad I keep rather detailed records of all my chameleons' behaviour or I would never have realised the significance of what happened. My first female laid two clutches of infertiles. Both...
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I would like to post a few pics of Lily when she was poorly, so that other owners can see what a sick chameleon looks like. They become sick so fast that you don't notice how bad they look at the time, it kind of creeps up on you. I didn't realise just how ill Lily looked at the time - it's...
I posted this in a thread and wanted to keep it for future reference! You can tell if your cham is drinking enough by the colour of the urates (white part of the poop). If it is white it means the animal is well hydrated. A small amount of yellow in the urate is ok. A very dark yellow or...
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Here is an extract from the diary I kept to chart Lily's health/progress. This relates to the time span of when I noticed a change in her colour/behaviour to the laying of her first infertile clutch. 9th Nov 08 - Restless / Receptive? 11th Nov - Bright colours restless - she was restless...
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