Black Head

Flipmodesquadd

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Hi this is my 4 month of veiled chameleon, Mojo. He has a black and white head and I havnt seen this in other chameleons. its always that color too cause i havnt seen him change yet. do you think this means anything?
 

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jandie

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hmmmm....um....definitely unusual compared to everything else i've seen...

would be awesome if that was just a unique cham, but i'd be worried about a skin condition or something just based on experience with other chams....
 

oldworldlife

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translucent

it's called translucent I've seen a few of these offered for sale on kingsnake your guy is worth some cash.
 

Flipmodesquadd

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I only got him a week ago and I have not seen his head change. His body is always green sometimes it just gets a bit darker. He does not change color yet but he does get some spots. Is he gonna stay like that forever? Can he still change colors?
 

alexbrock

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that there looks like one of them pretty translucent veiled chameleons. I've never seen an adult one, but they look pretty amazing! What a find!!!!
 

ferretinmyshoes

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Hypermelanistic means your cham has been bred to have more melanin in his skin than regular chameleons - it's a new morph that's popping up. Melanin is the pigment in skin (yours and that of chams) that is responsible for color. A lot of melanin in a cell turns it black. Those areas will never change colors, but the rest of him will look like a normal cham when he gets older. Never seen one like that with such a large area covered, and also with some translucence as well! Definitely very unusual!

Here's an example of someone else's hypermelanistic cham. Everything around the black is normal coloration.
 

Flipmodesquadd

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I got him from flchams.com. They are a breeder in Florida with slot of awesome looking chameleons. They also gave me the cage, lights, vines, leaves, and vitamins for him. He was under veiled chameleon morph. I highly recommend this site. They were great. On the pictures of his type none of them had a black head like his so I guess I'm just lucky.
 

AMGChams

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I got him from flchams.com. They are a breeder in Florida with slot of awesome looking chameleons. They also gave me the cage, lights, vines, leaves, and vitamins for him. He was under veiled chameleon morph. I highly recommend this site. They were great. On the pictures of his type none of them had a black head like his so I guess I'm just lucky.

If your close to me in Fla let me know if you ever want to stud him out to my female lol ;)
 

jandie

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that's awesome....i knew about the translucents, but they are usually "flesh" colored more...lol....hadn't heard of the darker.... that's pretty cool!
 

Flipmodesquadd

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Haha I would defiantly def mate him but I from new jersey. They mailed him too me overnight. You should check out that site tho. Flchams.com
 
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