New chameleon owner just looking for advice

Imcole0617

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My female chameleon I believe is beginning to develop eggs I believe. Looks a little plumb and today she had some orange dots like the picture I attached minus the blue. Right now she is sleeping so can't get aa good picture of her plumbness but I'll show one. I have a bowl of soil for whenever she decides to lay eggs. Would like to hear any options on if she is gonna lay eggs soon or not and how I should approach and make sure nothin goes wrong thanks.
 

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Imcole0617

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Here's more pictures of her this morning.
 

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MissSkittles

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She does indeed look plump. Definitely keep a lay bin ready at all times. You said you have a bowl of soil. You should have a bin of play sand. My ladies have preferred bins that are at least 12” long and wide and I fill to about 6” deep with washed play sand, kept moist enough to hold a tunnel without collapsing. Provide a couple of secure/stable ways for her to get in/out. Once she enters her bin and starts digging, she’ll need complete privacy. Cover the visible parts of her enclosure and don’t let her see you if you peek. Laying can take a couple of days and she may sleep in her tunnel. You’ll know she’s done when she’s covered her tunnel completely and is on her basking branch. Give a day or so to remove the eggs and count them. Less than 30 is a decent amount. More than that is high. Feed her very well for a couple of days. Then if you want to help reduce her egg production (which lengthens her life) you’ll start feeding her 3-4 feeders, 3 days a week and keep her basking temps no higher than 80. It may take a cycle or two to kick in, but it works very well. :)
 

Imcole0617

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I'll change out the soil for play sand and I'll try and find a suitable box to match your description, thank you. I'll also do the feeding after she lays to reduce her egg production. How long does it usually take for a chameleon to lay eggs when first signs are shown of egg production, and also what's the best indication that she is starting to produce eggs.
 

Espinoza210

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Make sure you cover the hole enclosure but not the top of the enclosure we're she doesn't see you or anything else that won't scare her so she doesn't go egg bound
 
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