Animal Stories - Veiled Chameleon

Animal-World Information about: Veiled Chameleon

The Veiled Chameleon is designed, in body shape and color changing ability, to mimic leaves!
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Gabreil - 2014-08-25
My veild chameleon is black all over and is shedding is that normal? It looks like hes having trouble. I mist and the temp is perfect but he wont eat hes been in the same spot for 2 days.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-08-29
    Check your lighting, he needs UVB and a calcium supplement.
  • amanda stiles - 2014-11-08
    And limit Vitamin D.
Cory - 2014-10-05
My Veiled chameleon is very inactive she moves very little on one vine at the top of my cage. the temp is ok and i keep the leaves sprayed to promote good humidity. I have a screened cage 16x16x18 plenty of foilage she has been eating some what she moved to her food the first day i bought her on friday (todays sunday). any recommendations on things i should try

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-10-09
    Sounds like she's still acclimating. The most important thing for right now is that she is eating.
jake - 2012-01-31
Hi,I was allways told that female chameleons have nothing more to do with there eggs once laid and coverd over. One of my females laid 49 eggs. She coverd the nest site as if she was a expert builder. 100% level. I moved the eggs to a incubater. I had to move the female out of cage while i did this. She would hiss and try to bite me, and for the two days she was constantly checking her nest site. This has shown me that chams do have motherly instinct. We learn some thing new every day.

greg - 2009-08-04
Good info. Dont totally agree with incubation temperatures, I have eggs and the high temp 79- low of 69. neonates born at high incubation temps, they say, tend to be smaller and weaker.

Marcus - 2010-12-15
Hi Greg my veiled chameleon just had a batch of eggs and ive no incubator. Is there any other way i can get them to come full term. And can i pick them up to move them cause there all on top of each other/PLEASE HELP THANK YOU

flynn cavey - 2012-03-14
I can't seem to get my yemen chameleon out. How can I get him out?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-03-14
    My guess is you are putting your hand behind him and he calls that CHASE. Put one hand in front of him and let him come to you and just pick him up. Try that. If that doesn't work, then put one hand in front of where you believe he is going to go asnd use your other hand to prompt him there and pick him up.
Bruce Baker - 2010-11-09
I have 40 veiled chameleon eggs sitting in some substrate. I was told to humidify the eggs. How would I do that and is this a good idea?

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  • flynn cavey - 2012-03-14
    Yeah just put them in a dark room in a box. Have some soil in the box and make sure it is moist.
Ken - 2011-12-12
My 11 month old male veiled chamelion has a protrusion from its anal area about an inch long that looks like a blood filled sack followed by a short protrusion of skin. Do you know what this might be. It has not withdrawn into it's body and has only been out for a few hours. Thanks for any info you can give me.

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  • Dakk - 2012-02-24
    Did you find out what was wrong with your cham? I am having the same problem with mine.
  • Dan Krull - 2012-04-07
    This is called a prolapse. Prolapse means that some internal organ has slipped out of the body through the cloaca. (poop hole)

    With an adult male veiled you could have a hemipenal prolapse. (His sex organ has prolapsed, or everted)

    Or a cloacal/rectal prolapse. (the bottom bit of his digestive tract has come out)

    If it goes back in within a few minutes, don't worry. He probably just everted his hemipene. Not unusual. They can also temporarily prolapse the cloaca when defecating.

    IF IT DOESN'T GO BACK IN: Take him to the vet. This is a potentially fatal condition. If the hemipene will not retract, it will likely have to be removed.

    Hope that helps.

Marcus - 2010-12-15
Can somebody please help my yeama chameleon just layed a batch of eggs and i dont no what to do, how do i look after them properly there is about 35 eggs? Can i handle them with my hands or do i use somthing else.Please Please some 1 HELP ME THANKS MARCUS

dorothy ward - 2010-08-19
My veiled chameleon tail is turning black. She is shedding is that ok help?!

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  • chameleon herp - 2010-10-10
    Yes that is perfectly fine it's when the skin dies it dosen't reflect as much light at it did before.