Do chameleons yawn?

Discussion in 'Health Clinic' started by marys, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. marys

    marys New Member

    I have a 6 month old panther and have twice recently seen him doing what appears to be yawning. I've never heard of reptiles yawning so I'm a little concerned that it's a symptom of some kind of problem. Anybody have a clue?
  2. Zoey

    Zoey New Member

    Mine opens her mouth likes she's yawning. Whenever she does it I mist her.
  3. Brad Ramsey

    Brad Ramsey Retired Moderator

    Yes, they yawn.

  4. Zoey

    Zoey New Member

    Its kinda funny when we catch Zoey in mid-yawn. Her eyes focus on us and she SLOWLY closes her mouth. Like we invaded her privacy lol
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  5. dodolah

    dodolah Retired Moderator

    yes they do yawn.
    I also freak out the first time i saw it, until Brad told me that it was nothing :)
    thanks Brad.:D
  6. wezeman512

    wezeman512 New Member

    yeah my veiled does this atleast once a day, and my brothers tortoise does it
  7. FaunaBgirl

    FaunaBgirl New Member

    I vaguely remember someone saying that if you see saliva strings, this is indicative of something wrong. What was that?
  8. Sepioteuthis

    Sepioteuthis New Member

    Proof that chameleons yawn:


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  9. FaunaBgirl

    FaunaBgirl New Member

    That's not a yawn... that's a face stretch, to get the shedding skin off. Fractal does that a lot when his face is shedding.
  10. pedro92

    pedro92 New Member

    what type of chameleon is that.
  11. Brad Ramsey

    Brad Ramsey Retired Moderator

    It is a yawn. Happens here every morning ... shedding or not.

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    Brad Ramsey Retired Moderator


  13. Mesnik

    Mesnik New Member

    I saw mine yawning first time today!!! First it was a stretch and then the yawn. Very cool.
  14. FaunaBgirl

    FaunaBgirl New Member

    Every since this thread was brought up, I've been watching them more in the mornings. And you guys are right. They yawn. lol Anyone know anything about "if there are strings of saliva when they yawn" what that is indicative of? I thought I read something once.
  15. chamlover

    chamlover New Member

    That is a melleri chameleon. Isn't he gorgeous. I have one as well, he is my favorite. But don't tell the others, they all think they are my favorite. And yes chams do yawn, i think we bore them. lol.
  16. PardalisGirl

    PardalisGirl Avid Member

    Another question............

    So my question is...............does one chameleon's yawn prompt another chameleon to yawn? Yawning seems to be "contagious" with people. Has anyone seen this happen with chameleons? I've got multiple chams housed in the same room where they can see each other across the room or are actually in the same cage (females). I've never seen one chameleon's yawn cause another one to yawn. Just curious now that the subject has been brought up.
  17. lbesok

    lbesok Established Member

    I believe that the stringy saliva can be indicative of a URI, that along with cracky breathing.
  18. FaunaBgirl

    FaunaBgirl New Member

    That's what I thought I'd read... thank you. That's what makes me look everytime he opens his mouth. lol Always checking. :D
  19. dodolah

    dodolah Retired Moderator

    lol... that will be funny to see in a video clip.
    one yawning after another. :D
    Catherine, i PM you some Q. if you don't mind..
  20. ISAAc_Ay561

    ISAAc_Ay561 New Member

    I just got my new baby veiled chameleon yesterday. And this morning after his second misting, he yawned! I became paranoid that he had a respiratory infection. So I looked it up on this website.

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