Handling Help

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Samuel8299, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. Samuel8299

    Samuel8299 Member

    I have a 4 m/o female veiled. I have been taming her and been very calm around her to the point where she lets me come very close to her. I want to start holding her to get her used to me but I don't know how to get her off the vine without hurting her. I slowly move my hand under her and wait for her to move on but after a few minutes of failed attempts she walks off and ignores me.
     
  2. kinyonga

    kinyonga Chameleon Enthusiast

    Not related to handling but do you know that female veileds can lay eggs without having mated?
    There should be a place in her cage for her to dig to lay them at all times.

    Re handling...Move your hand slowly under her chin and nudge her from behind so she will move forward onto your hand. Or...take a branch and hold the end ofmit under her chin and nudge her from behind.
     
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  3. Samuel8299

    Samuel8299 Member

    Thanks :) (Im in the process of making the nest box (Wondering do you think dragon strand Nestbox will work with the Reptibreeze XL?)
     
  4. kinyonga

    kinyonga Chameleon Enthusiast

    Im not familiar with that one.
     
  5. Samuel8299

    Samuel8299 Member

    Sorry its the Dragon Strand Laying Box, not Nestbox :/ Also do you have any ways of making a substrate block or one I can buy since its a mesh screen in the Reptibreeze
     
  6. kinyonga

    kinyonga Chameleon Enthusiast

    I just use an opaque Tupperware typt container that's at least 12" deep x12" x 8" filled with spwashed playsand that is moist enough to hold a tunnel. Bigger is better.
     
  7. Samuel8299

    Samuel8299 Member

    Could I use a bioactive setup instead of the sand? The Substrate retains all burrows, and will add some natural cleaning :)?
     
  8. kinyonga

    kinyonga Chameleon Enthusiast

    What ever you use has to be deep enough and hold a tunnel and the chameleon has to lime it or she won't lay her eggs and will likely die eggbound if she can't.
     
  9. Samuel8299

    Samuel8299 Member

    how long will that take? incase things go wrong :(
     
  10. kinyonga

    kinyonga Chameleon Enthusiast

    There is no set time.
     
  11. Monta

    Monta Established Member

    Hi, when I got mine ...a Panther I was l little scared of him.yes I was afraid he would bite. I called Kammerflage and asked Briana. If I missed the window of opportunity since I had him awhile. She laughed and said oh not at all. After that I just moved my hand under him and took him out of the cage. I didn't let him climb up my arm because I was afraid he would get on my back and I wouldn't be able to reach him.LOL anyway now I hold him 2or 3 times a day. He has a Hibiscus tree in the house and so I put him in the tree a few times a day he loves it. You said you put your hand under her and she walks off.
    The next time she walks on your hand move your hand out the cage. In time she'll want to come out. Have fun these little guys are great!
     
  12. Samuel8299

    Samuel8299 Member

    Thank you!! :)
     
  13. Samuel8299

    Samuel8299 Member

    um... I tried that very slowly. She didn't seem to mind until the second hand came in... she started hissing like crazy and wouldn't move...
     
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  14. hopps31

    hopps31 Established Member

    I find handling is a day to day thing, some days my panther will walk right on to my hand other days he is like "no thank you" 4 months is still pretty young and everything is scary and big to them. It is great she lets you get close to her that is a great start, she just may not be ready to be held quite yet:)
     
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  15. Monta

    Monta Established Member

    Try next time she's on your hand don't put your other hand in,just bring your hand out. If that works than you can go back and forth letting her go to both hands.
     

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