Want to verify the sex of my veiled chameleon (juvenile)

Discussion in 'Chameleon Identification' started by PicoTheCham, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. PicoTheCham

    PicoTheCham New Member

    Hello!
    Just got a new veiled chameleon on Friday and the pet store said they thought it was a male. I just want to make sure it is, see pictures attached below! Since you can't really see the back of the feet I'll try and add a few better pictures tomorrow, but I saw another post where someone identified it as male just by the colors? Idk! Please reply with things maybe I could do myself also to identify the sex! Thanks!

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  2. Chameleon Mike

    Chameleon Mike Avid Member

    Can't tell by the pics. Can you post one of the back side of the rear foot? If there is a spur its a male.
     
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  3. jannb

    jannb Chameleon Enthusiast

    The coloring looks female but to be sure we will need to see the heels as Mike said above.
     
  4. Tiosk

    Tiosk Member

    This crest and body look female. I have a female veiled and she looks similar. I'm gonna guess female.
     
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  5. PicoTheCham

    PicoTheCham New Member

    Yes, i will get you a few more pictures tomorrow as he/she is sleeping right now! also we believe he is only about 1-2 months old so would the spurs be grown in by then?
     
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  6. PicoTheCham

    PicoTheCham New Member

    Yes! I will post a photo tomorrow since he/she is sleeping right now! He/she is also only about 1-2 months old so would the spurs be grown in by now?
     
    #6 PicoTheCham, Jun 11, 2018
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  7. Tiosk

    Tiosk Member

    I bought my female when she was 4 months old. It was clear that she was a female because most other chams in the cage had spurs and were the same age.
     
  8. Chameleon Mike

    Chameleon Mike Avid Member

    You should be able to see like nubs at least. This is a pic I downloaded off the net real quick so you know what to look for.
     
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  9. PicoTheCham

    PicoTheCham New Member

    I did a bit more research and I think he/she might be a bit younger. maybe 1-2 months... just found this video.
     
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  10. makkatfloof

    makkatfloof Member

    You can tell if a veiled cham is male or female by the spurs on the back of the feet. They are, indeed, born with these and don’t just grow there. That’s how they are sexed at birth.
    At this age, colors mean little in sexing. Their adult colors haven’t even begun to set in yet.
    Also, I’d consider asking who you got the cham from for a verification on its age. Mine is 6 months old and is the same size as yours. A 1-2 month old’s veil would be smaller and their size would be close to half that. Maybe 3/4s that.
     
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  11. PicoTheCham

    PicoTheCham New Member

    oh, ok! The seller didn't say much about the age so that was just an estimate! thanks!
     
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  12. PicoTheCham

    PicoTheCham New Member

    Just checked, only the back feet have very small bumps on them, the front two have none I can see. Does this mean it's a male? Or does it need all four?
     
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  13. Tiosk

    Tiosk Member

    Just the back 2. You will have to wait or post pics because females a lot of times have very small bumps and are not perfectly smooth on the back of their feet.
     
  14. makkatfloof

    makkatfloof Member

    No prob! Sellers tend to be horrible about that recently.
    The first 4-6 months are hard to age anyways. Thy usually hit a “growth spurt” between 5-7 where their adult colors start to set in and they actually start to grow in length and weight a lot quicker. Before that, they kinda just ease along lmao.
     
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  15. PicoTheCham

    PicoTheCham New Member

    got it! I'll make sure to post a picture tomorrow when (s)he's in a good spot! (s)He's a bit camera shy, so he might run away from my phone o_O but I'll try and get a good shot!
     
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  16. PicoTheCham

    PicoTheCham New Member

    Tried to get a photo, Pico just ran away from my phone :( I'll try again later today but idk! I think I can see the two spurs based on pictures I saw, so I think it's a male?! Idk, if i can get a photo I will definitely post it! The spurs look almost exactly like how they do in Chameleon Mike's post, so yeah! I'll try and get a picture!
     
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  17. makkatfloof

    makkatfloof Member

    If the spurs are that obvious, then it’s definitely a male.
     
  18. PicoTheCham

    PicoTheCham New Member

    Here's the best photo I could get of his/her foot! he/she is also dark because (s)he hates the camera ;)
     

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  19. makkatfloof

    makkatfloof Member

    Yeah, that’s definitely a male.
     
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