Had ‘n laying

Falcoeiro

New Member
Hi. Just received a pair, couple, cameleons yesterday and the female was pregnant. Well, she started to lay eggs on the side if the vivarium. Than I took her and placed on a propper bin on the bottom of the enclosure. She kept on laying eggs, not digging. Just laying all over the surface if the bin. After that she started to try to bury’em on the sand. Dunno no what to to do. Shes a 1,5 yr old and she’s perfectly fine so far.
What should I do? Take all the eggs into an incubator/artificial egg bin outside the enclosure or I just let the eggs to hatch. She was on the same male enclosure months before they came to me yesterday. Any good advice will be great.
 

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kinyonga

Chameleon Queen
I hope she laid all the eggs she's carrying.

Since the male and female were together for ages before she laid the eggs I'm sure they will be fertile...so they will need to be incubated.

To do you need coarse grained vermiculite or hatch rite or some other egg laying suspbstrate. It will need to be prepared properly. For vermiculite, it should be moistened just enough that when you take a fist full of it you can only squeeze one or two drops of water out of it.

You'll need a container or maybe more to put the vermiculite in. I use shoe box sized plastic containers with lids. I fill the boxes about half full of the moistened vermiculite and make indentations with my thumb in rows about an inch apart to lay the eggs in. Lay one egg in each dent. Put the lid back on the container and find a place to put it where the temperature is about 74F.

Don't wait too long to get this set up. Don't dig the eggs up until you're ready to do this.
 

Falcoeiro

New Member
I hope she laid all the eggs she's carrying.

Since the male and female were together for ages before she laid the eggs I'm sure they will be fertile...so they will need to be incubated.

To do you need coarse grained vermiculite or hatch rite or some other egg laying suspbstrate. It will need to be prepared properly. For vermiculite, it should be moistened just enough that when you take a fist full of it you can only squeeze one or two drops of water out of it.

You'll need a container or maybe more to put the vermiculite in. I use shoe box sized plastic containers with lids. I fill the boxes about half full of the moistened vermiculite and make indentations with my thumb in rows about an inch apart to lay the eggs in. Lay one egg in each dent. Put the lid back on the container and find a place to put it where the temperature is about 74F.

Don't wait too long to get this set up. Don't dig the eggs up until you're ready to do this.
I’ll make it step by step. Thank you so much.
 

Falcoeiro

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kinyonga

Chameleon Queen
Still can't see clearly enough. It was her whole body I was trying to see....with no screen in the way. Eggs don't look fertile...not white enough or the right shape...but I've been fooled once in a while....some would incubate them for a while and see what happens. They'll rot if they aren't good.
 

Falcoeiro

New Member
Still can't see clearly enough. It was her whole body I was trying to see....with no screen in the way. Eggs don't look fertile...not white enough or the right shape...but I've been fooled once in a while....some would incubate them for a while and see what happens. They'll rot if they aren't good.
That’s sad. But I made my best tho. I’ll send more pics
 

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Lindasjackson

Chameleon Enthusiast
You keep the male and female together in the same cage? If so that’s not good. They need to be in separate enclosures with something between them so they can’t see each other otherwise the female will be stressed all the time and could become ill.
 

kinyonga

Chameleon Queen
I agree totally with what @Lindasjackson said. They should not be together in the same cage. That could be part of the reason why she laid he eggs the way she did.....but it should also mean that the eggs should be fertile.
 
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