Gravid Veiled! 4 1/2 months old

carol5208

Chameleon Enthusiast
what do you mean it was not your idea? Did you mate her or something? or are they infertile?? how do you know she is gravid for sure?
 

ForrestJungle

New Member
I had a friend house sit for me and he decided to put my male in the females cage. I came home to him and her mating and i didn't want to pull him off because i was afraid i would mess something up. She is closer to five months old i guess. I think she is gravid for the fact that she is solid black with bright blues spots and yellow spots. I am getting a gram scale tomorrow to document her growth. I am mad that my friend did this and it could potently kill her, but i am kinda excited to be a cham gramp :p lol. I will post some more clear pictures tomorrow.
 

carol5208

Chameleon Enthusiast
that was very irresponsible of your friend. I would not let him pet sit again. I hope she will be ok if she is gravid.
 

AngieL

Avid Member
Well that's a little harsh... Don't see why you wouldn't be "good friends" any longer if you are "kinda excited" that your 4.5 month old female veiled chameleon is gravid..
I can understand! This chameleon has been put at risk, mated too young which can cause complications. Infertile eggs don't draw so much from her body, fertile eggs will take a lot of calcium from her and she is too young and still developing herself!

OP I suggest you take very good care if your girl, plenty of water and calcium. Here's a great blog and video to help tou out :)
https://www.chameleonforums.com/blogs/jannb/
https://www.chameleonforums.com/laying-bin-set-up-educational-video-77225/
 

jannb

Chameleon Enthusiast
Laying eggs at that young age can cause problems that often lead to death even if the eggs aren't fertile. I would highly recommend a drop of liquid calcium everyday until she lays. The eggs will take calcium form your female that she still needs for her growing body.
 
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