Should I peel this off?

Willywoa

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He’s got this dead stuff, should try to help?
 

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Brodybreaux25

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He’s got this dead stuff, should try to help?
Not He, she.

Respectfully, If you don’t know what that is I encourage you to study this caresheet and fill out the help form so we can help you ensure your girl is getting exactly what she needs.

https://www.chameleonforums.com/care/caresheets/veiled/

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Willywoa

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How do you know it’s a girl? The guy at the pet store said it was hard to tell at such a young age.
 

Chameleomom

Chameleon Enthusiast
I have to ask..... Did you do any research on veild chameleons before you bought one? Males have tarsal spurs -- small bulges of skin just above the heels of each foot. Females lack tarsal spurs. This inspection can be done on a chameleon of any age. So the guy at the store had NO idea what he was talking about.
 

Decadancin

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On the back feet there will be a tarsal spur. It is generally very easy for veiled chameleons to be sexed from hatching. Do you have a picture of the back legs so we can help you determine? From the colors and casque in the first pic I think you have a girl as well, but the back feet will let us know for sure.
 

Willywoa

New Member
I did a lot of research, mainly about caring for one. I saw something about sexes but it was about a small lump under the tail. I just figured it was to small to tell atm.
 

Rlc1994

Chameleon Enthusiast
That is gotta be a Male right? Those spurs are too defined. The colors and markings he was showing in the first picture though really made me think female too. As said already do not peel the shed off if your husbandry is correct it shouldn’t take more than a few days for it to come off by itself.
 

Lennoncham

Chameleon Enthusiast
if the petstore was petsmart or petco they aren’t allowed to guarantee you the sex incase they are wrong and people complain. Even though veiled chams are literally the easiest Cham to tell the sex.
 

Lennoncham

Chameleon Enthusiast
That is gotta be a Male right? Those spurs are too defined. The colors and markings he was showing in the first picture though really made me think female too. As said already do not peel the shed off if your husbandry is correct it shouldn’t take more than a few days for it to come off by itself.

I agree looks like a young male.
 

JoshD49

Chameleon Enthusiast
The last photo is definitely a boy. The bulges at the base of the tail are harder to see in veileds until they are older but by then the colors or bands are already showing. The spur on the foot will show the day they hatch so tell your buddy at the store to do a little more reading.
 

Brodybreaux25

Chameleon Enthusiast
Small tweak to what was mentioned above, female veilds have tarsal spurs too, they are generally much smaller on females but they are definitely there.
 
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