My lady is looking slightly chunky and I was wondering if anyone can tell if she looks like she might need to start laying unfertilized eggs?
- Your Chameleon - The species, sex, and age of your chameleon. How long has it been in your care? Lady Panther Chameleon in my care for 4 months
- Handling - How often do you handle your chameleon? Once or twice every few weeks
- Feeding - What are you feeding your cham? What amount? What is the schedule? How are you gut-loading your feeders? Gutloaded crickets and dusted worms. Gutloaded with cricket quencher, calcium cricket food, and carrots.
- Supplements - What brand and type of calcium and vitamin products are you dusting your feeders with and what is the schedule? Reptivite
- Watering - What kind of watering technique do you use? How often and how long to you mist? Do you see your chameleon drinking? Misting and a dripper, she enjoys drinking from the mister more.
- Fecal Description - Briefly note colors and consistency from recent droppings. Has this chameleon ever been tested for parasites? Has not been tested for parasites, normal poops.
- History - Any previous information about your cham that might be useful to others when trying to help you.
- Cage Type - Describe your cage (Glass, Screen, Combo?) What are the dimensions? XLarge screen cage, very big
- Lighting - What brand, model, and types of lighting are you using? What is your daily lighting schedule? reptisun 5.0 uvb light and 60 watt blue heat bulb
- Temperature - What temp range have you created (cage floor to basking spot)? Lowest overnight temp? How do you measure these temps? 80-100 degrees
- Humidity - What are your humidity levels? How are you creating and maintaining these levels? What do you use to measure humidity? 50-60 percent humidity
- Plants - Are you using live plants? If so, what kind? 2 pothos plants
- 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? Near a window, 3 feet off the ground
- Location - Where are you geographically located? Northern Florida
Current Problem - The current problem you are concerned about. Concerned about her possible eggs
There are some things that need to be improved in here and some other things we need you to be more specific about.
(1) Your gutload needs major impriovement. Calcium cricket "food" is not a real gutload and will not provide anything useful for your chameleon. Carrots are not a great gutload item either. Fine to use in addition to more healthy options, but not by itself. If you want to use a commercially available gutload, then try Cricket Crack. None of the fluker's products are any good. Fresh produce is always the best option, though. Collard greens, mustard greens, turnip greens, escarole, alfalfa, bee pollen, papaya, etc. Look at the resource section here for more (and better) options.
(2) Supplements. We need a lot more detail here, unless you only use one dusting items. To be clear, what you need to be doing is [a] calcium without vitamin D3 at every feeding, calcium WITH vitamin D3 twice a month, and [c] a multivitamin twice a month
(3) How frequently do you mist? How long is east session?
(4) Blue heat bulbs are not recommended. Better to switch to a regular white incandescent bulb which will not distort the color in the enclosure
(5) That temperature range is C-R-A-Z-Y. 100 degrees is far too hot for a female panther. It should not go above 85 degrees.
(6) A picture of the full enclosure would be very helpful
she does have a linear uvb bulb and she has a laying bin with sand. since i have noticed she appears to be growing the eggs, she seems to be basking more frequently