Female chameleons and egg laying.

Emi22

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Hi everyone i am new to this group i love reading all the things people ask on here i learn more each day. I have a lot of experience with chameleons and have my own female who is now 9 months. I got her at four month in August. Shes had a very big appetite for the last 5 months however she's started to show gravid colours but seems to be more blue than orange, the orange spots are apearing more in the morning. She seeems very agitated and wanting to just be out more being more active. She's not ate for the second day today and doesnt seem intrested in any if the food ive offered , crickets , locoust and dubia roaches. I even have wax worms ( as a treat only) which she also didnt seem bothered by it. her lay bin has been set up incase shes ready to lay but it doesnt seem like she has full eggs in her belly yet even with the reptive colours showing? she seems to be in very good health but with her being my first owned chameleon ( ive only ever been around male ones so i feel like i have to worry more with her!) is she not wanting to eat because shes irritated by her body changing from the eggs she will be developing? Sorry this is so long i hope someone can put me in the right direction! I have added some pictures of her to give you more of a picture. If anyone has any advice for females and being in the egg laying stage , i want to make sure she is as happy as larry and wont have any issues with it. :)
 

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cruz.m

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Hi everyone i am new to this group i love reading all the things people ask on here i learn more each day. I have a lot of experience with chameleons and have my own female who is now 9 months. I got her at four month in August. Shes had a very big appetite for the last 5 months however she's started to show gravid colours but seems to be more blue than orange, the orange spots are apearing more in the morning. She seeems very agitated and wanting to just be out more being more active. She's not ate for the second day today and doesnt seem intrested in any if the food ive offered , crickets , locoust and dubia roaches. I even have wax worms ( as a treat only) which she also didnt seem bothered by it. her lay bin has been set up incase shes ready to lay but it doesnt seem like she has full eggs in her belly yet even with the reptive colours showing? she seems to be in very good health but with her being my first owned chameleon ( ive only ever been around male ones so i feel like i have to worry more with her!) is she not wanting to eat because shes irritated by her body changing from the eggs she will be developing? Sorry this is so long i hope someone can put me in the right direction! I have added some pictures of her to give you more of a picture. If anyone has any advice for females and being in the egg laying stage , i want to make sure she is as happy as larry and wont have any issues with it. :)
Wow she’s beautiful I’ll tag some female owners to help you they have much more experience then me @MissSkittles @kinyonga
 

cruz.m

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Hi everyone i am new to this group i love reading all the things people ask on here i learn more each day. I have a lot of experience with chameleons and have my own female who is now 9 months. I got her at four month in August. Shes had a very big appetite for the last 5 months however she's started to show gravid colours but seems to be more blue than orange, the orange spots are apearing more in the morning. She seeems very agitated and wanting to just be out more being more active. She's not ate for the second day today and doesnt seem intrested in any if the food ive offered , crickets , locoust and dubia roaches. I even have wax worms ( as a treat only) which she also didnt seem bothered by it. her lay bin has been set up incase shes ready to lay but it doesnt seem like she has full eggs in her belly yet even with the reptive colours showing? she seems to be in very good health but with her being my first owned chameleon ( ive only ever been around male ones so i feel like i have to worry more with her!) is she not wanting to eat because shes irritated by her body changing from the eggs she will be developing? Sorry this is so long i hope someone can put me in the right direction! I have added some pictures of her to give you more of a picture. If anyone has any advice for females and being in the egg laying stage , i want to make sure she is as happy as larry and wont have any issues with it. :)
Also please take out any fake plants they are no good
 

cruz.m

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redhorse

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WOW! What beautiful colors. I noticed on the last pic her back foot. It could be the angle or my bad eyes but it looks like a foot spur. It might just be skin Can you send a current pic of that area only? Sometimes chameleons will skip a day of two if they are unable to digest properly (usually around winter time in my house).
 

ERKleRose

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WOW! What beautiful colors. I noticed on the last pic her back foot. It could be the angle or my bad eyes but it looks like a foot spur. It might just be skin Can you send a current pic of that area only? Sometimes chameleons will skip a day of two if they are unable to digest properly (usually around winter time in my house).
Females can have small spurs. @Emi22 definitely has a female. What are the dimensions of her lay bin and material, depth, and moisture level of the substrate in it? All of her fake plants need to be taken out ASAP and replaced with live chameleon-safe ones! Have you checked out The Chameleon Academy OP?
 

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