Is she pregnant?

Yoshi Jones

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Hello my name is Sanai and this is my female veiled chameleon Yoshi
She is about 5 months old and I am worried that she might be pregnant. I am not 100% sure she is a girl yet but I don’t see any spurs or lumps on the bottom of her tail. She has been really stressed lately and she has been going to the bottom of her cage more than usual. She also seems a little bit hungrier then usual as well.


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You have a female Veiled. They are egg layers and lay infertile eggs like chickens do... You will need an egg laying bin for her.
They have more specific care requirements. Others will give you info on this. @MissSkittles

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Hi Yoshi Jones and welcome to the group. I do believe you have a female and I do not think that she is pregnant. Just FYI female Veils will produce eggs without mating with a male. So you will need to be prepared for that by providing a laybin for her. If she does start producing eggs she will gain some weight and will start to get roundish. The term is called Gravid. I hope some of this helps. You have a beautiful girl there. :)


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Hi and welcome! :) Yoshi is a beautiful little lady. She doesn’t yet appear to be gravid. She may be entering her receptive phase though. This is when they get all prettied up and show their colors and restlessly search their enclosure for a man. I don’t really see a lot of color on her, so it’s hard to tell if she’s receptive. It may be something different causing her behavior. Let’s review all of your husbandry to make sure it’s perfect, which is super important for our ladies. If you could provide the following info and pics of your entire enclosure, including floor and lights and we’ll go from there. :)
Chameleon Info:
  • Your Chameleon - The species, sex, and age of your chameleon. How long has it been in your care?
  • Handling - How often do you handle your chameleon?
  • Feeding - What are you feeding your cham? What amount? What is the schedule? How are you gut-loading your feeders?
  • Supplements - What brand and type of calcium and vitamin products are you dusting your feeders with and what is the schedule?
  • Watering - What kind of watering technique do you use? How often and how long to you mist? Do you see your chameleon drinking?
  • Fecal Description - Briefly note colors and consistency from recent droppings. Has this chameleon ever been tested for parasites?
  • History - Any previous information about your cham that might be useful to others when trying to help you.

Cage Info:
  • Cage Type - Describe your cage (Glass, Screen, Combo?) What are the dimensions?
  • Lighting - What brand, model, and types of lighting are you using? What is your daily lighting schedule?
  • Temperature - What temp range have you created (cage floor to basking spot)? Lowest overnight temp? How do you measure these temps?
  • Humidity - What are your humidity levels? How are you creating and maintaining these levels? What do you use to measure humidity?
  • Plants - Are you using live plants? If so, what kind?
  • Placement - Where is your cage located? Is it near any fans, air vents, or high traffic areas? At what height is the top of the cage relative to your room floor?
  • Location - Where are you geographically located?

Current Problem - The current problem you are concerned about.


Please Note:
  1. The more details you provide the better and more accurate help you will receive.
  2. Photos can be very helpful.
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