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Posted by SLACkra on April 01, 2003 at 23:18:19:
In Reply to: Re: Vieled Chameleon acting weird. Hiding in dark corner of cage posted by T.B on April 01, 2003 at 17:36:14:
well now she is hiding away from me! if she is on a branch and i enter the room she moves so that the branch is in the way. if i look down at her shes upside down on the branch. she hasen't eaten any of her three crickets and hasn't touched her lettuce. i add a thast about 1/2 a foot by 1 foot and has 3.5 inches of potting mix. i hope that will work. i am also worries that she isn't getting enough uv light. when i first got her she lived in a 20g tank with 15watts of flouresent. now she lives in a cage which has the dementions of "1mX1mX3feet" the three feets the height. she still has the 15watt on her. should i upgrade? i know i pobably should but how much i mean would about 40watts work? also i have had her since last september and back then she could happily sit on my pinky. she was about7.5cm. now shes 30cm! so is she an adult now? should i upgrade lighting. i also added a big boston fern and this grassy thing. it was on this list i found of non toxic plants. well what should i dooooo!!!!!
: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.
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