8 month female chameleon hasn’t laid eggs yet

Hi guys. So my chameleon entered her first receptive period back in December and she hasn’t laid any eggs :/// she has a laying bin in her enclosure filled with moist play sand that is 11x14x9 inches. It has been in there since she first started showing her big girl colors but she hasn’t seemed at all interested in digging it or digging in any of the potted plants. She was very active for a couple weeks — roaming around her enclosure, screen climbing, asking to come out, etc — but that has since stopped and she is acting normally. During her receptive period I lowered her basking temp to around 76 and decreased the amount of feeders I gave her. I read that can help reduce clutch sizes. Is it possible she didn’t make any eggs this time around? She doesn’t look fatter than normal and I haven’t seen any bumps or lumps where eggs should be.

  • Type, sex, age: female veiled chameleon, about 8-9 months old and has been with me since august
  • Handling: 3 times a week for about 5-10 minutes or more if I’m cleaning her cage on that day
  • Food: Dubia roaches - around 4 and a superworm . Occasionally a horn worm
  • Supplements: reptivite and repti calcium no d3 by zoo med. calcium every feeding and the vitamin once every two weeks
  • Watering: Monsoon automatic misting system set for every 4 hours and for 1 minute each mist cycle. I do see her drink question her urate is light yellow / white
  • Fecal Description - Tested negative for parasites. Feces is dark brown and is solid but not dry.
  • History - vet said she was healthy with no signs of MBD last time we were there (around a month ago)

  • Cage Info:
  • Cage Type: Screen 2x2x4
  • Lighting - Zoo med reptisun 5.0 uvb And daylight bulb 60w. 7:30-7:30
  • Temperature:
  • Cage floor: 70
  • Basking spot: 76 (lower than normal because she is receptive)
  • Overnight: 64-68
  • Humidity -40% - 50% most of the day. 70% - 80% at night. A humidity gauge
  • Plants - Golden pothos, bromeliad, Swiss cheese plant, money tree
  • Placement - Where is your cage located? Is it near any fans, air vents, or high traffic areas? At what height is the top of the cage relative to your room floor? In my room. Nope, nope, nope. 6ft
  • Location -North Texas
 

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Hi guys. So my chameleon entered her first receptive period back in December and she hasn’t laid any eggs :/// she has a laying bin in her enclosure filled with moist play sand that is 11x14x9 inches. It has been in there since she first started showing her big girl colors but she hasn’t seemed at all interested in digging it or digging in any of the potted plants. She was very active for a couple weeks — roaming around her enclosure, screen climbing, asking to come out, etc — but that has since stopped and she is acting normally. During her receptive period I lowered her basking temp to around 76 and decreased the amount of feeders I gave her. I read that can help reduce clutch sizes. Is it possible she didn’t make any eggs this time around? She doesn’t look fatter than normal and I haven’t seen any bumps or lumps where eggs should be.

  • Type, sex, age: female veiled chameleon, about 8-9 months old and has been with me since august
  • Handling: 3 times a week for about 5-10 minutes or more if I’m cleaning her cage on that day
  • Food: Dubia roaches - around 4 and a superworm . Occasionally a horn worm
  • Supplements: reptivite and repti calcium no d3 by zoo med. calcium every feeding and the vitamin once every two weeks
  • Watering: Monsoon automatic misting system set for every 4 hours and for 1 minute each mist cycle. I do see her drink question her urate is light yellow / white
  • Fecal Description - Tested negative for parasites. Feces is dark brown and is solid but not dry.
  • History - vet said she was healthy with no signs of MBD last time we were there (around a month ago)

  • Cage Info:
  • Cage Type: Screen 2x2x4
  • Lighting - Zoo med reptisun 5.0 uvb And daylight bulb 60w. 7:30-7:30
  • Temperature:
  • Cage floor: 70
  • Basking spot: 76 (lower than normal because she is receptive)
  • Overnight: 64-68
  • Humidity -40% - 50% most of the day. 70% - 80% at night. A humidity gauge
  • Plants - Golden pothos, bromeliad, Swiss cheese plant, money tree
  • Placement - Where is your cage located? Is it near any fans, air vents, or high traffic areas? At what height is the top of the cage relative to your room floor? In my room. Nope, nope, nope. 6ft
  • Location -North Texas
She’s beautiful 🥰 Great job filling out the husbandry form 👍, Kinyonga is the forum expert on this so your in good hands. ☺️
 
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