Is my cham gravid?

Discussion in 'Chameleon Breeding' started by Julia777, Oct 22, 2017.

  1. opheliaeatsbugs

    opheliaeatsbugs Avid Member

    I was a mess waiting for O to lay her first clutch. I waited 6 months, thinking it could be any day and stressing myself out. Once she started digging, it took a month for her to finally do the deed. It was the worst month of my life. And I'm old(er) haha. Keep doing what your doing, keep her fed and hydrated. Take her out into the sun. Here's what I finally told myself: I've done everything I possibly can for her - right food, right gutloading, right supplements and lighting, I took her to the vet for xrays and talked to the vet. After that was all done. I pretty much sat back and let her do her thing. She was covered for a few months and I only bothered her to feed/water and take out (if she asked while feeding). During the last month, I did change the mix of my laybin from 100% sand to a 50/50 mix and I did realize that there was a problem with the laybin draining (she had started digging and there was a couple inches of standing water at the bottom so I had to correct that ASAP!). I hope all goes well. Continue to refine your husbandry - there is so much to learn and more to know! I wish you the best!!
     
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  2. Julia777

    Julia777 Member

    Thanks so much for your support. It is stressful. Perhaps I should try a 50/50 mix. What kind and brand of soil is recommended?
     
  3. Macasus

    Macasus Member

    I use 2 parts peat moss 1 part sand.
     
  4. Julia777

    Julia777 Member

    Thanks :) What brand of peat moss do you use?
     
  5. Macasus

    Macasus Member

    I bought at home depot. Make sure to get the one with no added fertilizers.
     
  6. Julia777

    Julia777 Member

    Vertigo had her eyes closed for a little bit tonight. Is it normal for them to nap when gravid or might this be indicative of a problem?
     
  7. Julia777

    Julia777 Member

  8. Macasus

    Macasus Member

  9. Julia777

    Julia777 Member

    Great, thanks!
     
  10. Macasus

    Macasus Member

    Your welcome!
     
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  11. Julia777

    Julia777 Member

    Hi everyone. Vertigo has been sleeping on and off today. She is sleeping about 50% of the time. I'm wondering if anyone has had a gravid Cham sleep this much or whether it always signifies a problem (i.e., that she is likely eggbound). Please write back ASAP to share your thoughts and experience.
     
  12. Macasus

    Macasus Member

    She might be dehydrated does her eyes look sunken in?
     
  13. CJ's Exotics

    CJ's Exotics Avid Member

    Pictures would help.
     
  14. Kristen Wilkins

    Kristen Wilkins Chameleon Enthusiast

    Hi Julia can you add pics ?
     
  15. Julia777

    Julia777 Member

    Okay, I'm at store now but will take pics after. For nesting bin, will sphagum moss work as well as peat moss (mixed with soil)?
     
  16. Macasus

    Macasus Member

    Not sure what kind of sphagum moss but if its more dirt like it should work
     
  17. Julia777

    Julia777 Member

  18. Macasus

    Macasus Member

    Thats the fiber kind but it should work as well but peat moss would be better.
     
  19. Julia777

    Julia777 Member

    They didn't have peat moss without fertilizer at Home Depot. What ratio of sphagum moss to soil should I use?
     
  20. Julia777

    Julia777 Member

    Sorry, I'm miswrote. I'm mixing it with playsand. Is that okay and if so what ratio should I use?
     

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