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Re: Vieled Chameleon acting weird. Hiding in dark corner of cage


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Posted by T.B on April 01, 2003 at 17:36:14:

In Reply to: Vieled Chameleon acting weird. Hiding in dark corner of cage posted by SLACkra on March 31, 2003 at 20:33:45:

Considering her age and species the behaviour you describe is quite possibly related to egg-laying. Mature female veileds will produce eggs without being mated. She may be wandering in order to look for a suitable site to bury her eggs. Provide a bucket or similar container at the base of her basking area that will hold several inches of a moist soil/sand mixture. I would suggest leaving it there permanently if possible. Females can produce 2 or 3 clutches a year and the lack of a suitable nesting site is thought to contribute to egg-binding. You may want to increase her calcium supplementation for a couple weeks leading up to and following the egg production.

T.B



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