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kinyonga

Chameleon Queen
A female should dig a hole, turn around butt don, lay the eggs, fill the hole in and tamp it down and return to the branches.

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Jemmylou

New Member
With the viv she is in there wasn't much substate on the bottom to dig a big while but she did dig as much of a while as she could. She did turn into it also. So covered the eggs up and patted them down she laid on them then this morning and on and off through the day. This evening for a few hours she came up top on the branches then went back down. She is back up no sleeping on a vine.
My boyfriend got them out with his hand.
The majority of the eggs are still in with her atm as she has been on then on and off through the day my boyfriend is going to attempt to get the remaining eggs out now while she is sleeping
 

kinyonga

Chameleon Queen
Good idea to get the eggs out while she's sleeping. How many did she lay? Are you going to incubate them if they are fertile? If so you should have the container set up before you dig the eggs up so they can go in he container right away and not dry out.
 

kinyonga

Chameleon Queen
For the container, a shoebox sized Tupperware type container with a lid will do. Then, for a substrate to lay the eggs on, you need slightly moistened coarse vermiculite or other substrate that is meant for incubating chameleon eggs on. You will make dents with your thumb in rows in the substrate in the container and you will place the eggs in the dents. Put the lid on and place the container where the temperature is about 74F.
 

kinyonga

Chameleon Queen
you said..."No,no there was a small pile in the corner of viv"...so she laid some eggs in the hole and buried them and some in a pile in the corner?
 

Jemmylou

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kinyonga

Chameleon Queen
I've never used that to incubate eggs in so I can't tell you for sure if it will work sadly. I would use the coarse type of vermiculite barely moist.

Some look like they might be fertile...some are not likely. Some have a bit of an odd shape to them...not sure why that is.

I would incubate them and see what happens.
 

Jemmylou

New Member
I've never used that to incubate eggs in so I can't tell you for sure if it will work sadly. I would use the coarse type of vermiculite barely moist.

Some look like they might be fertile...some are not likely. Some have a bit of an odd shape to them...not sure why that is.

I would incubate them and see what happens.
Thank you so much for all help.
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
She said in one of her posts the previous owner didn’t have much info on her so that tells you he didn’t know.
Right but no one asked how long they have had her.... So if she was 6 months and was mated then the fertile clutch would come shortly after. However 6 months is very young for a female to even go through a receptive phase if she actually was 6 months when they bought her.

No one has asked anything about the enclosure.... They do not incubate eggs... So if she is laying on them she either is having issues or still trying to get more out.

Something else to consider... IF fertile should they really be hatching out babies???? Do they have the financial means to support 15-20 enclosures with correct lighting and the feeders it will take for the first 3 months until they can find homes.
 
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Jemmylou

New Member
Right but no one asked how long they have had her.... So if she was 6 months and was mated then the fertile clutch would come shortly after. However 6 months is very young for a female to even go through a receptive phase if she actually was 6 months when they bought her.

No one has asked anything about the enclosure.... They do not incubate eggs... So if she is laying on them she either is having issues or still trying to get more out.

Something else to consider... IF fertile should they really be hatching out babies???? Do they have the financial means to support 15-20 enclosures with correct lighting and the feeders it will take for the first 3 months until they can find homes.
My chameleon kiwi was 6 months when we got her, she is 9 n half months now. She was laying on them shortly, but was also patting them down. She has come back up the top of her enclosure now, but has been sleeping all day (is this normal, for a chameleon after laying)
I have bought hatchirite for the eggs and atm they are In a seal tight container (which may I add was disinfected with reptile disinfectant first) with the substate from kiwi's enclosure. Her enclosure by the way is standard size 3ft by 2ft, she has lost of ivy coverage, lots of vines to walk on, plenty on places to hide.
Yes financial it would be a struggle but I would do it and would have support to do it. If I have babies they will be well looked after just like kiwi is well fed and looked after.
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
My chameleon kiwi was 6 months when we got her, she is 9 n half months now. She was laying on them shortly, but was also patting them down. She has come back up the top of her enclosure now, but has been sleeping all day (is this normal, for a chameleon after laying)
I have bought hatchirite for the eggs and atm they are In a seal tight container (which may I add was disinfected with reptile disinfectant first) with the substate from kiwi's enclosure. Her enclosure by the way is standard size 3ft by 2ft, she has lost of ivy coverage, lots of vines to walk on, plenty on places to hide.
Yes financial it would be a struggle but I would do it and would have support to do it. If I have babies they will be well looked after just like kiwi is well fed and looked after.
No, it is not normal at all after laying. Something is off. How many eggs did she lay? Can you see anymore lumps low in her abdomen? I seriously doubt if the eggs are fertile that is a long period of time between getting her and laying if she was mated. They will start molding over if they are infertile.

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