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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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.
  • Trenton Daniel - 2015-05-18
    I heard that they also eat their skin that they shed. It is supposed to be good for them.
Caitlyn - 2015-07-01
I have a male veiled Chameleon that I've had for about a year possibly longer, I've noticed that he hasn't been as bright a green as often. I recently purchased him a new cage since he's been growing and he seems to only go darker when inside his new cage. He goes back to his usual pretty green when he's out though. Maybe I'm just being paranoid, or maybe it's just the lighting? I'm not sure, but if there is anything that anyone can think of that could be wrong or anything like that it'd be much appreciated. I just want him to live a happy healthy long life.

Sharon m - 2015-06-07
I have a problem I cant find any reference to. Our baby Tiny Elvis is 6 mos old male when we bought him what looked like his penis was sticking out. It has been fine but yesterday he was listless and a crust formed around this 'penis' I cleaned it and he seemed to respond but he isnt eating and just lays there. he seems to be clutching his head with his front paws. ill look for a vet tomorrow(Mon) but has anyone ever run across this? We have had veiled before and never had any trouble they lived long lives and were a large part of our family as is Tiny Elvis. I would appreciate any info or reference to this problem. I cant find anything on the internet. thanks desparate mom of Tiny Elvis

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  • jesse larson - 2016-03-06
    my brother has a snake that had the same problem. it is not good and i believe the vet told them to use sugar water and something else to help reduce the "issue" and they had to slowly and gently tuck it back inside. talk to a vet and other reptile owners about this. i wish i had more to tell you about it.
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.