please someone with experence with vield chameleons help

stormi south

New Member
My name is Stormi I have a one year old
Veild chameleon and she is the most tame
Non aggressive lizard ever she just had
Her first clutch of eggs this morning and
Everything went smoothly she had 45 eggs in all
I had to throw them out tho they went fertile
Was that ok and what signs of any problems
Should I watch out for 20 min after she was satisfied
That they were safe and cover I got her to eat
A wax worm and a dusted with calcium meal worm
And she drank a bit of water I'm just worried and I'm
Extremely attached to her so any info is welcome
 

jandie

New Member
congrats on making it through her first egg laying! it's nerve-wracking! :)

sounds like you're doing well and so is she. as long as she's acting normally and back to her routine before she became gravid, you should be good to go. maybe make sure she's getting plenty of calcuim and you may consider giving her some extra long mistings or a shower to help rehydrate....

i would keep a small laying bin in the cage with her, especially now that she's had a clutch. just try not to "overfeed" her to keep her supplemented. :)
 

kinyonga

Chameleon Enthusiast
Congrats on getting her through the egglaying!
Here's some information about veiled females to help them lay smaller clutches or even no eggs at all...
http://raisingkittytheveiledchameleon.blogspot.com/2007/12/keeping-female-veiled.html

Here's some more information you might find helpful......
Exposure to proper UVB, appropriate temperatures, supplements, a supply of well-fed/gutloaded insects, water and an appropriate cage set-up are all important for the well-being of your chameleon.

Appropriate cage temperatures aid in digestion and thus play a part indirectly in nutrient absorption.

Exposure to UVB from either direct sunlight or a proper UVB light allows the chameleon to produce D3 so that it can use the calcium in its system to make/keep the bones strong and be used in other systems in the chameleon as well. The UVB should not pass through glass or plastic no matter whether its from the sun or the UVB light. The most often recommended UVB light is the long linear fluorescent Repti-sun 5.0 tube light. Some of the compacts, spirals and tube lights have caused health issues, but so far there have been no bad reports against this one.

Since many of the feeder insects have a poor ratio of calcium to phosphorus in them, its important to dust the insects before you feed them to the chameleon with a phos.-free calcium powder to help make up for it. (I use Rep-cal phosphorus-free calcium).

If you dust twice a month with a phos.-free calcium/D3 powder it will ensure that your chameleon gets some D3 without overdoing it. It leaves the chameleon to produce the rest of what it needs through its exposure to the UVB light. D3 from supplements can build up in the system but D3 produced from exposure to UVB shouldn't as long as the chameleon can move in and out of it. (I use Rep-cal phos.-free calcium/D3).

Dusting twice a month with a vitamin powder that contains a beta carotene (prOformed) source of vitamin A will ensure that the chameleon gets some vitamins without the danger of overdosing the vitamin A. PrEformed sources of vitamin A can build up in the system and may prevent the D3 from doing its job and push the chameleon towards MBD. However, there is controversy as to whether all/any chameleons can convert the beta carotene and so some people give some prEformed vitamin A once in a while. (I use herptivite.)

Gutloading/feeding the insects well helps to provide what the chameleon needs. I gutload crickets, roaches, locusts, superworms, etc. with an assortment of greens (dandelions, kale, collards, endive, escarole, mustard greens, etc.) and veggies (carrots, squash, sweet potato, sweet red pepper, zucchini, etc.)

Calcium, phos., D3 and vitamin A are important players in bone health and other systems in the chameleon (muscles, etc.) and they need to be in balance. When trying to balance them, you need to look at the supplements, what you feed the insects and what you feed the chameleon.

Here are some good sites for you to read...
http://chameleonnews.com/07FebWheelock.html
http://web.archive.org/web/200605020...Vitamin.A.html
http://web.archive.org/web/200604210...d.Calcium.html
http://www.uvguide.co.uk/
http://raisingkittytheveiledchameleon.blogspot.com/
http://web.archive.org/web/200601140...ww.adcham.com/
 

Elizadolots

New Member
Gosh, it sounds like things have gone very well. Congratulations. That's a very difficult hurdle to get over.

Tossing out the infertile eggs was exactly what you should do. If you are super organic and stuff, I suppose you could add them to your mulch pile, but the gist is: toss 'em, they aren't worth keeping.

Welcome to the forums. You'll find lots of great info here (as you know from what has been posted above).
 
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