My veiled chameleon is 4 months old and is usually rusty brown orange is this his adult colour?

Jack135

Member
My translucent chameleon shadow is 4 months old, 5.5 inches snout to vent and 74 grams (he’s huge), however for the past few weeks he has been browned rusty orange with brighter orange veins and turquoise spots mainly on his belly he also has more turquoise and lots of yellow barring when fired up. Is this his adult coloration or will he become a different colour, why is he coloured like this and how do I prevent it? Thanks. Any replies are appreciated. Pics below. Also if you could post pics and measurements of four month old veiled below that would be great.
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jannb

Chameleon Enthusiast
Hopefully he’s just going through a brown phase and will get some color when older.
It would be a good idea to fill out the ask for help form so we can make sure that his husbandry is correct so we can weed out there’s nothing there keeping him brown.
 

Jack135

Member
Hopefully he’s just going through a brown phase and will get some color when older.
It would be a good idea to fill out the ask for help form so we can make sure that his husbandry is correct so we can weed out there’s nothing there keeping him brown.
Ok cool thanks one second
 

Jack135

Member
Hopefully he’s just going through a brown phase and will get some color when older.
It would be a good idea to fill out the ask for help form so we can make sure that his husbandry is correct so we can weed out there’s nothing there keeping him brown.
  • 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 my cage is birch with a glass screen and is 3.5 feet tall and 2x2 feet
  • Lighting - 10 percent linear uvb
  • Temperature - What temp range have you created (cage floor to basking spot)? Basking spot is 35 degrees celcuis and bottom of cage is about 28 degrees
  • Humidity - Humidity is 50 percent measured using a hydrometer
  • Plants - Are you using live plants? No live plants
  • Placement - Where is your cage located? It is in a sort of corner with a window above it not near any air vents
  • Location - England good sir, Northampton
Also I saw your post about the tree, I love it
 

snitz427

Chameleon Enthusiast
His colors are cute! At 4 months, though, he is still growing into them and they may change a little. That mouth shot startled me lol
 

Jack135

Member
4-6 months old they will tend to go through a "muddy" color stage. After a few sheds you'll start seeing the adult coloration coming through.

I'm curious if this cham is going to be a high orange rather than the usual greens, yellows, and blues.

Here is a thread someone made about a orange veiled they hatched: https://www.chameleonforums.com/threads/high-white-orange-veiled-chameleon.167812/
Oh thanks I wonder if it’s a coincidence that they’re both translucrnt?
 

Graves923

Chameleon Enthusiast
Oh thanks I wonder if it’s a coincidence that they’re both translucrnt?
It's possible. Could be a random mutation in the genes that control the scale colors or a recessive Gene that both parents had and he got lucky.

He is still young so his colors may change still. Only time will tell but he's still a good looking cham!
 
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