Lethargic Female

Discussion in 'Chameleon Breeding' started by Metal725, Apr 7, 2015.

  1. Metal725

    Metal725 Member

    Possibly pregnant or just paranoid, new female owner?

    Chameleon Info:
    Your Chameleon - Female Panther Chameleon. We were told she was close to 2 years old when we got her from LLL Reptile at a Reptile Show about 3 weeks ago.
    Handling - 1 or 2 times a week to weigh her and look her over.
    Feeding - 5-10 Dubias/Crickets daily or every other day
    Supplements - Calcium every day, D3 every other Sunday, and Multi-Vitamins every other Sunday.
    Watering - Mist at least 3 times a day and i have physically seen her drink.
    Fecal Description - Normal looking poop and white urates

    Cage Info:
    Cage Type - 18x18x36 screen cage
    Lighting - 12 hour heat lamp and UVB schedule
    Temperature - 80-90 degrees
    Humidity - Usually around 30-50%
    Plants - Live Pothos plants, vines, branches
    Placement - In the living room about 4 feet off the floor
    Location - California

    We purchased our female panther about 3 weeks ago at a reptile show. Up until the last couple days she has looked very bloated and just kinda sits on her branches looking lazy. She eats and drinks fine but just looks tired. She never sleeps during the day and does move around. I thought she may be ready to lay eggs from either being pregnant (Since she was housed with a male at the reptile show and was very dark and seemed pissed) or just possibly laying infertile eggs so i made a laying bin and put it inside her cage. The last time i weighed her she was at 60.5grams (about a week ago but has since become bigger around her belly) and felt around her belly but didn't feel any eggs or anything solid. Her poop and urates look normal and she eats well. She looks very peach/orange when resting but gets black/darker when she moves around. Any clarification on what could be going on? Ive never owned a female but have a couple other males so i have some knowledge about what I'm doing with chams.

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  2. MarcotheCham

    MarcotheCham New Member

    Did you ever figure out what happened? I'm having a similar issue and need help
  3. zCrown

    zCrown New Member

    Everything seems fine , she does look like she may have eggs in her, does she normally crawl to the bottom also does she turn dark with a peach stripe in the center of her body? , females are know to be lea active they mainly chill in one spot , also does she look similar to the pics I posted?

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  4. Brodybreaux25

    Brodybreaux25 Chameleon Enthusiast

    Don’t let me freak you out because I’ve only bred veilds but that looks way too big for it to be just eggs. Just doesn’t look right to me but wait for an experienced panther breeder to weigh in...
  5. yodathepanther

    yodathepanther Established Member

    the post says its from 2015 so hopefully shes had it figured out!!
  6. zCrown

    zCrown New Member

    I didn’t notice that I wonder how it got up here hahaha
  7. Matt Vanilla Gorilla

    Matt Vanilla Gorilla Chameleon Enthusiast

    She is most likely gravid and needs privacy and a lay bin!
  8. Brodybreaux25

    Brodybreaux25 Chameleon Enthusiast

    Neither did I, looks like @MarcotheCham asked for an update...

    I thought there was a expectation date on old threads and you couldn’t post on them after a certain period of time. Is that not true?

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