Chameleon stressed for 3 days...

Gabriellehernandezxxx

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So I had written this in one of my other threads but I really need expert help. My female cham (who hasn’t been showing signs that she’s ready to lay eggs) has had stress stripes for 3 days. My boyfriend and I moved to a new apartment 2 weeks ago, and she has been completely fine up until 3 days ago. I haven’t made any changes to her cage. **except yesterday I took out a branch (story behind this- now that she’s growing and getting heavier, the branch became wobbly when she would get on/off it, and I figured it spooked her so I removed it). After I took the twig out she seemed happy again, but then today she was back to stress stripes. Please please any advice would help, it’s not good having her be stressed for 3 days. This is what she’s been looking like.
 

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Gabriellehernandezxxx

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She looks gravid. I never saw my girl give receptive colors.
Okay tomorrow I’ll put her lay bin in tomorrow. I have organic soil and play sand. Do I need to wet any of it to make it more moist? And it will just have to be set in her cage since I don’t have a stand where I can remove the bottom and put the bin there sadly...
 

AmandaS

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Okay tomorrow I’ll put her lay bin in tomorrow. I have organic soil and play sand. Do I need to wet any of it to make it more moist? And it will just have to be set in her cage since I don’t have a stand where I can remove the bottom and put the bin there sadly...
It should be moist enough to hold a tunnel, but not dripping wet.
There are some wonderful links on here.
Be sure to put a branch into her lay bin so she can easily go in and out.
 

Lennoncham

Chameleon Enthusiast
Okay! The laying bin will just be placed in the bottom of her enclosure. Should I just drill holes at the bottom of the bin before placing it in? Will that work or no
Ya that’s what I did. You just don’t want water to end up pooling in there.


Okay I’ll try to watch as much as I can tomorrow without her seeing me! I don’t want to stress her out more
If you see her staring at something try picking up objects around there and see how she reacts to them.
 
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