identify and sex leaf chameleon

sakohunter

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hi I am new here and just got these chameleons a few days ago,
I forgot to ask the pet store what exact species these are. I just know they are African leaf chameleons.

can someone please help me identify what species, and sex if possible, they were cage mates so they get along together fine. I'm hoping one is male and the other female, if not I will get another male if both are female.

one is lighter brown beige, and the other is darker in color usually.

first 2 pics are of the lighter one, and last 2 are of the darker one.

thanks for all the help
 

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Chris Anderson

Dr. House of Chameleons
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Those are Rhampholeon temporalis. You can tell from the shape of the head (particularly the snout), tail and patterning on the flanks. As for their sex, in some of the photos I think they are both females and in others I think both males. They look young though, which could be part of the issue. Can you try to post a bunch more photos of each from the side that shows their tail?

Chris
 

sakohunter

New Member
here are the additional photos as requested, after googling Rhampholeon temporalis, those are probably the correct ID. and after seeing some male female photos, im guessing my lighter colored one is female, the darker one could be male or female. can you confirm. thank you

first 2 are of the lighter one, last 3 are of the darker one.
 

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Chris Anderson

Dr. House of Chameleons
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here are the additional photos as requested, after googling Rhampholeon temporalis, those are probably the correct ID. and after seeing some male female photos, im guessing my lighter colored one is female, the darker one could be male or female. can you confirm. thank you

first 2 are of the lighter one, last 3 are of the darker one.

I can guarantee you the ID is correct. As for sexing, after seeing your new photos, I would agree with you that the lighter colored animal appears to be a female and the darker looks like a male.

Chris
 

sakohunter

New Member
hi,

I just noticed my 2 chameleons, flair up at each other, it was really brief as they crossed paths, only lasted 5 seconds or so then they both went their ways.

would this mean that I have 2 males? do female/female or male/female do this when they are not ready to mate?

thanks, im still trying to confirm the sexes.
 
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