Egg bound?

autumndelacy

New Member
  • Your Chameleon - Xena is a veiled Cham 7 months old. Had her for about 3 months.
  • Handling - I handle her about 3 times a week
  • Feeding - I feed her about 8-10 medium crickets. Some super worms every so often
  • Supplements - powdered calcium 1 a week
  • Watering - spray her cage down 3-4 times a day and have a dripper.
  • Fecal Description - been normal. Seems to be pooping more but I’m guessing it’s because she started eating more that she did when she was gravid.
  • History - laid Eggs with previous owner once.

Cage Info:
  • Cage Type - screen with 3 sides seran wrapped. (16-32-16)
  • Lighting - most days 8am-8 pm
  • Plants - I have a fig tree in with her
  • Placement - next to my window on top of a dresser
  • Location - Utah
She just laid her second batch of eggs on the 18th of December. She laid 27 eggs so I took the laying bin out because I thought she was finished. I started to notice these bumps on the side of her a couple days after so I put the bin back in but she hasn’t gotten back into it. What should I do? Is she okay?
 

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rango123veiled

Established Member
  • Your Chameleon - Xena is a veiled Cham 7 months old. Had her for about 3 months.
  • Handling - I handle her about 3 times a week
  • Feeding - I feed her about 8-10 medium crickets. Some super worms every so often
  • Supplements - powdered calcium 1 a week
  • Watering - spray her cage down 3-4 times a day and have a dripper.
  • Fecal Description - been normal. Seems to be pooping more but I’m guessing it’s because she started eating more that she did when she was gravid.
  • History - laid Eggs with previous owner once.

Cage Info:
  • Cage Type - screen with 3 sides seran wrapped. (16-32-16)
  • Lighting - most days 8am-8 pm
  • Plants - I have a fig tree in with her
  • Placement - next to my window on top of a dresser
  • Location - Utah
She just laid her second batch of eggs on the 18th of December. She laid 27 eggs so I took the laying bin out because I thought she was finished. I started to notice these bumps on the side of her a couple days after so I put the bin back in but she hasn’t gotten back into it. What should I do? Is she okay?
she does look pretty gravid i recommend getting other peoples help because im not an expert but if no one else says anything take her to the vet
 

rango123veiled

Established Member
she does look pretty gravid i recommend getting other peoples help because im not an expert but if no one else says anything take her to the vet
everything your doing to take care of her seems pretty good too, im just not sure about the pooping more often part because normally they go off food like shed when they have eggs.
 

kinyonga

Chameleon Enthusiast
  • Your Chameleon - Xena is a veiled Cham 7 months old. Had her for about 3 months.
  • Handling - I handle her about 3 times a week
  • Feeding - I feed her about 8-10 medium crickets. Some super worms every so often Do you feed her this many every day.
  • Supplements - powdered calcium 1 a week It's recommended that you dust lightly with a vitamin powder twice a month and a phos free calcium/D3 powder twice a month...and the rest of the feedings use a a phos free calcium powder.
  • Watering - spray her cage down 3-4 times a day and have a dripper.
  • Fecal Description - been normal. Seems to be pooping more but I’m guessing it’s because she started eating more that she did when she was gravid. Are her urates white or orange or orange tinged?
  • History - laid Eggs with previous owner once. They can lay eggs about every 150 days. Over feeding them can lead to follicular stasis, egg binding, MBD and even prolapses though, and sometimes they only lay part of the eggs. (Not saying you've done this..I need more information...just explaining.)

Cage Info:
  • Cage Type - screen with 3 sides seran wrapped. (16-32-16)
  • Lighting - most days 8am-8 pm What light are you using for UVB? For basking? Are all lights off at night?
  • Temperature....what are the basking temperatures and the cage temperatures... day and night?
  • Plants - I have a fig tree in with her No artificial plants?
  • Placement - next to my window on top of a dresser I would move the cage away from the window. In a cold winter climate it can lead to respiratory issues.
  • Location - Utah
She just laid her second batch of eggs on the 18th of December. She laid 27 eggs so I took the laying bin out because I thought she was finished. I started to notice these bumps on the side of her a couple days after so I put the bin back in but she hasn’t gotten back into it. What should I do? Is she okay? Do you know how many she laid the first time? You may want to cut her food back and keep her basking temperature at 80F to lower the number of eggs she produces and lengthen her life.

Please post a couple of photos of the cage.
 

autumndelacy

New Member
  • Your Chameleon - Xena is a veiled Cham 7 months old. Had her for about 3 months.
  • Handling - I handle her about 3 times a week
  • Feeding - I feed her about 8-10 medium crickets. Some super worms every so often Do you feed her this many every day. Yes the 8-10 cricket are daily but I will replace 2 crickets for 1 super worm just to switch it up for her.
  • Supplements - powdered calcium 1 a week It's recommended that you dust lightly with a vitamin powder twice a month and a phos free calcium/D3 powder twice a month...and the rest of the feedings use a a phos free calcium powder. Okay thank you
  • Watering - spray her cage down 3-4 times a day and have a dripper.
  • Fecal Description - been normal. Seems to be pooping more but I’m guessing it’s because she started eating more that she did when she was gravid. Are her urates white or orange or orange tinged? Her urates are mostly white sometimes they have a yellow tinge to them.
  • History - laid Eggs with previous owner once. They can lay eggs about every 150 days. Over feeding them can lead to follicular stasis, egg binding, MBD and even prolapses though, and sometimes they only lay part of the eggs. (Not saying you've done this..I need more information...just explaining.) How do you know when they are done laying eggs? How long do they tyically take to lay eggs?

Cage Info:
  • Cage Type - screen with 3 sides seran wrapped. (16-32-16)
  • Lighting - most days 8am-8 pm What light are you using for UVB? For basking? Are all lights off at night? Ill attach a picture of the lights I use and I have Christmas lights strung up in my room along with LED’s that I use at night in my room.
  • Temperature....what are the basking temperatures and the cage temperatures... day and night? Basking temps are at about 78-83 and night temps are about 68-72 Fahrenheit.
  • Plants - I have a fig tree in with her No artificial plants? Yes I have artificial plants in with her.
  • Placement - next to my window on top of a dresser I would move the cage away from the window. In a cold winter climate it can lead to respiratory issues. Sounds good!
  • Location - Utah
She just laid her second batch of eggs on the 18th of December. She laid 27 eggs so I took the laying bin out because I thought she was finished. I started to notice these bumps on the side of her a couple days after so I put the bin back in but she hasn’t gotten back into it. What should I do? Is she okay? Do you know how many she laid the first time? You may want to cut her food back and keep her basking temperature at 80F to lower the number of eggs she produces and lengthen her life. I don’t know how many or how old she way when she first laid her eggs, how many oils you recommend I feed her?

Please post a couple of photos of the cage.
 

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kinyonga

Chameleon Enthusiast
Is still like to see a couple of photos of her from the side close enough that I can see all of her body and head.
 

ERKleRose

Chameleon Enthusiast
I’m only commenting on basic husbandry here, not her health. Her cage needs to be reworked as far as not enough branches and vines and the use of fake plants. Veileds should only be kept with live plants. There should be a network of branches and vines (the vines can be fake as long as there’s no fake leaves on them) using every nook and cranny of her enclosure. Also, if you get Zoo Med Reptivite with D3, you only have to use that once every two weeks, with the Zoo Med Repti-Calcium without D3 that you already have on every feeding besides her Reptivite with D3 feeding days. What do you gutload your feeders with? Her cage is a little small at 16” x 16” x 32” tall. The absolute bare minimum for a female veiled is 18” x 18” x 36” tall, but preferably 36 x 18 x 36” tall or 2’ x2’ x4’ tall or larger. Her lights are no good. Coil UVB bulbs and blue lights aren’t good for chameleons. Get a plain white incandescent light bulb for her basking bulb and a long linear fixture and UVB bulb for her UVB. Since her cage is shorter, I can’t help you with whether to get a T8 or T5 High Output fixture (@Beman will be a great help with that), but the bulb should either be a Zoo Med 5.0 or Arcadia 6% strength. The advantage of Arcadia is you only have to replace their UVB bulbs once a year instead of Zoo Med’s every six months. Regardless, a UVI meter is always recommended to have on hand. All lights should all be on together for 12 hours and all off for 12 hours (no light lights at all).

http://www.muchadoaboutchameleons.com/2012/04/how-to-set-up-proper-chameleon.html
https://chameleonacademy.com/plants/
https://chameleonacademy.com/setting-up-a-chameleon-cage/
https://chameleonacademy.com/choosing-and-arranging-branches/
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
Personally I recommend the T5HO fixtures and a 5.0 or 6% bulb. This would be a placed on top of the enclosure with the closest basking branch 9 inches below.

If a T8 fixture is the only thing you can find then you need the 10.0 or 12% bulb for it. And this would be placed on top of the cage with closest basking branch 6-7 inches below.
 
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