chamaeleo cristatus

  1. BackwaterReptiles

    Sailfin (cristatus) hatch results

    Well we had a 100% hatch rate for the seventeen Sailfin cham eggs. One of the issues is, we only have about six left--they dropped like flies. I had three different setups going for them, each a little different. None of them seemed to be better than the other. Frustrating? Yes.
  2. BackwaterReptiles

    Sailfins (cristatus) hatching...

    Here's our first Sailfin (cristatus) hatching earlier today...the eggs were laid by a gravid import months ago. They are the biggest eggs I've had the pleasure of incubating, and the most oblong. The babies are some of the biggest I've seen, much larger than the Oustalet's babies that are also...
  3. BackwaterReptiles

    Sailfin (cristatus) chose her laying spot...

    Today I came across one of my female cristatus who had boldly chosen her own laying spot within the shefflera plant base. I have flat rocks on top of the soil in all the cages, and I've actually never (to my knowledge) had a cham move the rocks and dig into the potted soil. This feisty cristatus...
  4. BackwaterReptiles

    Sailfin eggs...very excited...

    The Sailfins (C. cristatus) have captivated me since I first laid eyes on them back on May 9th of this year, when I was able to procure 2.2 adults. Fast forward to today, August 20th (around 100 days later), and I noticed one of the females was on the floor of the enclosure (something I have...
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