I have a Veiled Chameleon, she is about a year and a half old, tiny for her age as i believe her size might have been stunted from previous owner not carrying for her. Never been housed with a male, I”ve had her for a year. She began to dig last Thursday…would take a break, go back down and dig in her substrate. On Sunday I bought a five gallon bucket and play sand. Did a mixture of about 70% play sand to 30%substrate with peat moss. She began digging in that right away. This morning, she was perched by her heat light, so i misted her really good and glanced in the bucket and could see 6 eggs, I wasn”t going to dig around because i didn”t want to disturb her nest. I”m going to leave her be, but on average…how many eggs will they lay? I would say she is only 6 inches long, excluding her tail. I don”t know if the size of the cham really matters to how many eggs she will lay. I just want to know if i need to take her to the vet, i don”t want her to become egg bound.
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They can lay anywhere from 30 something to over 100 eggs. My egg laying/laying bin blog might help you out. https://www.nadechworld.com/blogs/jannb/345-egg-laying-laying-bin.html
I don”t think she”s egg bound if you saw eggs. Size and makeup of eggs have alot to do with a veil this size. I would guess 30 to 35 eggs would be a good average. Did the eggs look white, or yellow? Plump or a little deflated? Soft to touch or hard, like dried up egg yolk hard?
well, i know she is feeling better today. I checked on her when i first got home and she is back to her fiesty self. She has always hissed and struck at us since we got her, so we tend to just leave her alone, i know it just stresses her out. For the past couple days she has been very calm…understandably. I didnt do too much poking around the tank because i”m not sure if she”s done yet but it looks like the same amount of eggs <6>, they are white in color, somewhat soft. They are plump, still have the form of an “egg”, kinda deflated. She never looked like she gained any weight so it”s hard to tell if she”s lost any. I can still see a tiny lump right above her vent area, but i can”t remember if that was there before hand or not. It”s not protruding out very far. when should i become concerned and take her to see her vet? The last thing I would want is her to become eggbound…