Travelling and Timing with a Chameleon 😵‍💫

pascal2023

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I’ll be away for a couple weeks in November as my partner is back from deployment, (1st-14th November )
My family don’t feel confident looking after Pascal so plans have changed and I’ll have to take her with me. Which I’m obviously more than happy to do as my partner hasn’t met her yet 🫢 As much as I’d love to I want to bring her new massive enclosure but realistically I can’t, so I’ll have to bring her in her smaller glass (temporary) enclosure that she’s currently in still!

However I have a gut feeling that she’s going to start producing eggs soon and I feel like it’ll happen when I bring her to my partners. My point to this is, I won’t have a lay bin big enough to fit in the small enclosure, I’ve been noticing her spots abs dark colour stripes in the last couple days which is a sign right ?

I was literally just thinking of filling half her enclosure up with damp play sand with a couple plants but that’s not very fair on her and there wouldn’t be much room 😕 has anyone got any idea of what I could do for those couple weeks ? She’s in her large enclosure currently … what should I when she’s away with me incase she needs to lay while we are away 😰

I’m already stressed and I feel bad but this is the only way she’ll be able to be cared for during those couple weeks, wish my family were brave enough to feed and handle her ! Please help 😩

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Are these her big girl colours ?! 😍
 

Sonny13

Chameleon Enthusiast
Personally, I wouldn’t do this especially when she‘s slowly getting receptive, I think it’s too stressful. We went already a few times on holidays for 7 till 14 days and in principal family members don’t need to handle her. Only a few times cleaning poo, but that I would risk to not clean. That leaves only feeding, putting her on the female feeding regime, means she needs 6 feedings in your time gone, taking away the first feeding when you leave and the one you back home, leaves 4 feeding moments for your family. If you prepare 4 small containers with food in it, they only need to put it in and out of enclosure four times and you’re settled, assuming you got an automatic misting system. We got friends and even my mom (who doesn’t like reptiles) who feed our 4 chameleons and fill up water when needed.

Like said, I won’t stress her that much.
 

pascal2023

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Personally, I wouldn’t do this especially when she‘s slowly getting receptive, I think it’s too stressful. We went already a few times on holidays for 7 till 14 days and in principal family members don’t need to handle her. Only a few times cleaning poo, but that I would risk to not clean. That leaves only feeding, putting her on the female feeding regime, means she needs 6 feedings in your time gone, taking away the first feeding when you leave and the one you back home, leaves 4 feeding moments for your family. If you prepare 4 small containers with food in it, they only need to put it in and out of enclosure four times and you’re settled, assuming you got an automatic misting system. We got friends and even my mom (who doesn’t like reptiles) who feed our 4 chameleons and fill up water when needed.

Like said, I won’t stress her that much.
I really need to convince them, I told them I’d set up feeding pots for each feed, not sure what the problem is but I’ve written out a routine for each day anyway so it’s straight forward! I hope they’ll look after her for me… and would you say in that photo they’re receptive colours ? 🥺
 

Beman

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I do not recommend this... It is one thing to have to take them in a smaller environment for moving but to travel with one for a 2 week period in which environment will be changing and they are housed in a smaller area is going to cause a lot of stress. Stress can directly impact them physically.
 

Sonny13

Chameleon Enthusiast
I really need to convince them, I told them I’d set up feeding pots for each feed, not sure what the problem is but I’ve written out a routine for each day anyway so it’s straight forward! I hope they’ll look after her for me… and would you say in that photo they’re receptive colours ? 🥺
Fingers crossed they’ll take the task. Try to reduce the schedule from daily to every other day, maybe this will pull the trigger for them. In regards of her colors, I would say pre-receptive for the first time, she’s getting close.
 

pascal2023

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Fingers crossed they’ll take the task. Try to reduce the schedule from daily to every other day, maybe this will pull the trigger for them. In regards of her colors, I would say pre-receptive for the first time, she’s getting close.
They’re going to look after her and ahh okay! Hey new enclosure is all set up and her lay bin is in there now anyway just incase, I used washed damp play sand
 
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