Help Confirm My Suspicions

jdanis

New Member
Hi,

I'm new to keeping chameleons. I bought a panther chameleon about 2 months. I assumed that she's a female based on coloration/no clear bulge. I have a little pot with coco-fiber for eggs, however she hasn't laid any eggs.

Recently she has some orange spots that have been more persistently apart of her coloration from when I bought her.

On account of the "color change" and lack of eggs I have started to be suspicious that maybe she's actually a juvenile he. I'm not sure what breed (variety? subspecies?) of panther she might be either (PetCo purchase, not from a breeder).

In any case, I would appreciate some opinions besides my own to confirm my suspicion she is in fact a female or perhaps not. And if she is a female, how often should I expect her to lay eggs?

This is from ~ 2 months ago
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This is from about a week ago, notice the orange spots behind her leg on the lateral line.
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Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
If it is a she... The coco fiber will not work either. Also with Panther females it is virtually imposible to tell the locale since they do not have the color the males do. You can only get a guaranteed locale when you purchase a female from a breeder.
Here is a link to help for egg laying https://www.chameleonforums.com/blogs/egg-laying-and-the-laying-bin.345/
Here are some additional resources.
https://www.chameleonforums.com/care/caresheets/panther/
https://www.chameleonforums.com/care/images/
 

jdanis

New Member
Thanks all! :)

If it is a she... The coco fiber will not work either. Also with Panther females it is virtually imposible to tell the locale since they do not have the color the males do. You can only get a guaranteed locale when you purchase a female from a breeder.
Here is a link to help for egg laying https://www.chameleonforums.com/blogs/egg-laying-and-the-laying-bin.345/
Here are some additional resources.
https://www.chameleonforums.com/care/caresheets/panther/
https://www.chameleonforums.com/care/images/

Thanks for the resources @Beman, I'll switch out the cocofiber with something else!
 
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