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April 06, 2005

Shedding Sucks

This video (link below) was taken about a week ago.

The poor lizard. It looked so uncomfortable.

One funny thing, though, that you can't see much of in the video but you can get a glimpse of is the little bit of skin which was shedding off of the skin of its eye on its right side. As it moves its eye around, that little bit of white skin flies around like it's waving a little flag. That bugged the heck out of me - I just wanted to help the thing get the skin off. Even after a week, there's a little bit of skin still stuck to its forehead which has been there for days.

Veiled Chameleon Eats Shedding

Posted by Jeff at April 6, 2005 12:16 AM


Hi, I am interested in buying a veiled chameleon for the first time. I have never owned any kind of reptile before, and I was just wondering if you could give me som advise or some links I can check out?


Posted by: Nicole at April 7, 2005 09:05 PM

Hello Nicole,

I've quickly written what I did to get started with my present chameleon. You may click my name "Jeff (click here)" above to reach that page, or you can find the weblog entry for "Before Buying a Veiled Chameleon".

It's about the best I could do on short notice.

Incidentally, thanks for asking...I needed to get started on writing something of that nature.

Posted by: Jeff at April 8, 2005 12:07 AM

I have had my male Veiled cham for almost 1 1/2 now. I have recently purchased a Veiled female to raise as well.
She is a beautiful 2 week old hatchling, who is doing very well. I am concerned about the egg laying process. Does anyone know at what age she may begin to produce eggs? any info appreciated

Posted by: Connie at May 6, 2005 07:35 PM

Hi Connie!

Hey, you're not alone...I'm very concerned about the egg laying process myself! The story of my first female veiled chameleon can be read on the "Care Sheet", and I'm hoping that I don't have a repeat experience. Here's my status with my current chameleon:

1) The thing was smaller than my pinky when I bought it. I bought it on March 22, 2005.

2) Now, 2.5 months later, it's larger than my thumb.

3) On Monday, May 9th, I have an appointment with a veterinarian to have the little bugger X-rayed. My previous chameleon died from hypocalcemia:

===}"Another form of hypocalcemia may occur in female chameleons when their eggs pass through the shell gland. Although hard data are lacking, it appears that the sudden need for calcium uptake by the shell gland is too great or too fast for an adequate response by bone. This form of hypocalcemia can kill quickly."{===

So my idea, right now, is to get an idea about how my chameleon's diet is working out so far. I'm hoping to see good strong bones in that X-ray, but...time will tell (Monday).

I'll keep posting about what my chameleon is going through on this site, so you may learn something from my experience as it happens. My chameleon is just a few weeks ahead of yours.

Here's an interesting article, by the way (copy/paste) - Introduction to Calcium: http://www.chameleonnews.com/year2002/may2002/nutrition/nutrition_may_02.html

Posted by: Jeff at May 6, 2005 09:59 PM

Hi Jeff,
Thank you for the info. I hope all is well with you hatchling. Genie (my little darling veiled)
Is doing well. Like people, the chams have such different personalities. My male (Benji) will only take water from a turkey baster..(yes, that's right, I stand there twice a day to water him) Where as Genie insists on being sprayed and laps from leaves. I am having a serious problem finding a vet for the kids.. I'm not far from Philadelphia.. Does anyone know of a Herp vet in or around PA?

Posted by: Connie at May 21, 2005 07:43 PM

Hi! I'm a new chameleon owner and was a bit concerned about what I woke up to this morning. When i got up, it looked almnost as if my young female veiled had some sort of whitness around her nostrils. I looked through all my books and couldn't find anything. Could this be the beginning signs of shedding? Or is there something wrong? I keep the cage at a temp of 70ish in shawdows to 85-90 in the basking light. The humidity is at 65ish-75ish most all the time. I feed her twice a day. Small broanw crickets and she eats like a horse. She'll eat 8-12 in the morning and 6-10 in afternoon. I have natural plants in there and spray them down for humidity and drinking water twice a day minimum. What could be wrong? Any help would be fantastic. Thanks in advance.


Posted by: Chris at May 25, 2005 01:37 PM

Hello Chris!

Via The Chameleon News: http://www.chameleonnews.com/qa_may_2004.html


I purchased a female Veiled Chameleon about a month ago. She eats great, nicely colored, and is very active....but she keeps on getting these salty looking build up around one of her nostrils. Is this bad, if so how can I prevent it? They are small and brush right off with a q-tip but keep developing.

A. The encrustation you're seeing is merely the salt from your lizard's body and nothing to worry about. Chameleons cannot sweat or eliminate salt as mammals do so they have developed this way as a means to do so.

Posted by: Jeff at May 25, 2005 01:42 PM

This is more a question than a Comment, I have a male veiled chameleon who has very pointy, long claws. Do you know what I can do to care for his nails? Any information will help. Thanks.

Posted by: Sara at June 29, 2005 12:06 PM

@Sara: I don't know the answer to that question. My best guess is to just let them grow. But, if you want a whole lot of chameleon owners to read your question, join this list and ask the question here:


Good luck!

Posted by: Jeff at June 29, 2005 01:46 PM

Hi, can u tell me how many times a year they wil shed their skin please?

Posted by: Deborah at July 4, 2005 06:40 AM

hey i can't tell you my name but i bought a veild chameleon and it rocks until it started shedding i was so grossed out! and my chameleons name is Dax...by my dog Max! yah.....he eats his own skin too....hehehee

Posted by: unknown at July 15, 2005 05:18 PM

Hi, i was wondering at what age(size) a veiled chameleon may lay unfertilized eggs? And i was also wondering how many times a chameleon sheds a year. Thanks

Posted by: anonymous at August 23, 2005 11:36 PM

How old is that chameleon in the video above about shedding?

Posted by: anonymous at August 23, 2005 11:38 PM

I have a question about a baby veiled...may be having probs? no info about babies that I can find on the net...thanks

Posted by: Kris at September 18, 2005 06:09 AM

I realized that I should elorbrate :P I just bought the baby a few days ago...he ate 3 crickets in front of me, and drank water from leaves. Now, however, he hasn't moved much in 2 days and seems to be "sleeping" alot? He seems skinny to me, a little ribs showing, but I was assured he would "bulk" up after a few weeks. The day I got him, his eyes were open and he was very curious, always looking around and moving quite a bit. I'm pretty concerned. I've had many others herps, but this is my 1st veiled. The people I got him from said he just needs to get used to his new home since they hate change...I'm just not thrilled about the lethargy (it appears to be anyway) and no activity) thanks!

Posted by: Kris at September 18, 2005 06:15 AM

hey i was wondering if u tell its gender by its feet is that true. i like the video i like making videos of mine eating. awesome website

Posted by: dustin at September 18, 2005 07:05 PM


Posted by: JULIA at October 3, 2005 03:46 PM

hi my chamelion "Georgie" has shedded for the frst time yesterday (Dec. 29, 05) and i was really worried bc i didnt know what was going on when he wouldnt eat the cricket that was crawling on his back!!!!! then i realized he was shedding. but today he is done with the shedding n he still wont eat nething... ne ideas?

Posted by: Jackie at December 30, 2005 10:37 AM

Perhaps he is just not hungry! Chameleons tend to ingest quite of bit of their shedding as they lose the layer of skin.

Posted by: Jeff at December 30, 2005 11:37 AM

Hi I have a velied chameleon and she has this skin on her head that she is shedding but it never seems to fall off. She's had this loose skin on there for a few months now and i'm worried if i pick it off it will cause more problems and she might hate me. what do you think i should do?

Posted by: Max at January 13, 2006 04:37 PM

I have a situation similar to the one Kris posted in sept. I have other reptiles, but this is my first chameleon. Just got him 3 days ago. He seems lethargic. He's in a 16x16x30 screen cage with a ficus plant and a basking light. I've put him in an area that kids/cats can't disturb. I mist 2x/day. He came with meal worms and pinhead crickets. I feed him 2x/day. He might be eating the crickets, but not the worms. I just checked, his basking spot is 85 degrees. Is he too cold? I thought I researched these critters fairly well, but now I've got so many questions.....

Posted by: Sandy at January 18, 2006 11:55 AM

Heya there, I got a baby lizard on Saturday and named him Daisuke. He seems to be sleeping alot, and I think it may be because he's trying to grow his tail back or something >__O But if not, please tell me so I can take care of him and keep him healthy =D
[ kekeke, Daisuke is... really small. >__>]

Posted by: Rai at February 21, 2006 06:09 PM

hello i just got a female chameleon 2 days ago and she will eat warms and cric out of my hand but when i go to pick her up she trys to bit me i was just wondering how to get her to trust me or to like me please email me at Dpanther42785@aol.com if u have any thoughts about this

Posted by: donny at March 2, 2006 07:27 PM

hey, i got a female veiled chameleon about a week ago. she's about 2.5 months now. For about the first few days we kept her in a big plant and put crickets on the leaves for her to eat and she always seemed pretty happy and was always a nice green colour. But we noticed crickets escaping and we were worried about her not being able to eat enough so we put her in a propper netted black cage. When we first put her in she always stayed green but in the last 2 days everytime i see her she keeps changing from green to a blackly gray colour. Is she scared or nervous about something or could she just be trying to blend into her envoronment?
Thanks so much :)

Posted by: Emmy at April 14, 2006 12:11 PM

Hey I have a gecko and I want to know how to tell whether it's a male or a female. Do you know?

Posted by: Anonymous at May 7, 2006 09:52 AM


my bay chameleon just started shedding today and
i was wondering how long you think it will take for him to shedit all off.
If you could e-mail me with that info. it would
be a big help

thank you

Posted by: Taytum at May 21, 2006 10:51 AM

hit there,
i have a young chameloen who has just started shedding. i am new to the chameleon world and was wondering if there was anything i can do to make her more comfortable? i know never to pull the skin off but is there something? snakes like to soak but Kora hates to even be misted with water.
will you please help me, i have been all over the internet and havn't found any solid advice.

thank you,

Posted by: Samantha at June 14, 2006 01:42 PM

She shouldn't need any help shedding. The discomfort is what she requires to get her to complete the job.

As for misting (apart from any issues of shedding), the most common admonition I see is that it should be done very regularly, some say 3 times per day, whether the chameleon likes it or not. The alternative is usually eye infections and/or dehydration. Mine also hates misting, and I dislike doing it, so I use an alternative: http://www.veiled-chameleon.com/weblog/archives/000232.html

Posted by: Jeff at June 14, 2006 01:53 PM

Hi. I got a Leopard Gecko for last Christmas and I was wondering how to tell if it's a Boy or Girl. Any help would be a lot.

Posted by: Gary at July 8, 2006 09:13 AM

hi gary,

a leopord gecko can be easily sexed. if you turn him/her upside down and look at were the tail meets the body. a male gecko will have 2 large bulges (for obvious reason)

its as simple as that

Posted by: steve at August 18, 2006 06:12 AM

unfortunately one of my veiled chameleons has a broken tail. I found it to be almost purple and bent at the tip. I havent been able to find out anything online about what i should do. please help


Posted by: Will at September 14, 2006 08:04 PM

whats the best way two water a male almost two years old veiled chameleon...

Posted by: oliver at October 9, 2006 09:33 AM

im getting a veiled chemeleon for christmas and i don't know to get a female or a male. What do you think is nicer. Also is it true that a female will get pregnant at the age of 2 even not around the male?
Thanks for your help :D :)

Posted by: alexi at December 6, 2006 02:44 PM

when my gecko shed its skin it has left a graze like red mark on its toe and tail. what can i use to help it heal?

Posted by: carly at December 26, 2006 03:58 PM

Does anyone know if it would be ok to put a cuttle fish in my veileds viv so it has calcium there when it needs it.I know she would nibble it because i have seen her trying to eat the rock i have in my viv.My tortoise eats cuttle fish for its shell so maybe it would be ok for my veiled.

Posted by: Mark at January 5, 2007 08:07 AM

chameleon and arboreal lizards sometimes have a hard time drinking from dished in the wild they lap water from leaves. if they wont drink from a dish its best to set up a drip system. you can do this fairly easily by either placing an ice cube on the top for the cage or by poking some small holes in a plastic cup filled with water. put a container in the bottom to catch the water, the dripping water might even encourage the chameleon to drink from the dish. it helps if the water drips over some leaves of a plant this makes it easy for the chameleon to lap up the water. I've read sources that say pothos is a good plant to use although they also say it has high oxalate content any plant you use should be non toxic and you should give it a lot of water for a week before putting it in the cage to sweat any pesticides that it may have on it

all these recommendation come from

Posted by: ambrous at January 15, 2007 10:46 PM

there should be a small appendage that stems from where the toes come together this is called a tarsal spur it is visible from birth in males

this info come from

Posted by: ambrous at January 15, 2007 10:55 PM

6 months is average for sexual maturity. maturity can happen early. chameleons do produce eggs regardless of fertilization. and unfertilized eggs supposedly bind more. egg binding can come from lack of calcium a calcium supplement should be given to veileds twice a week. veileds should be fed 20-30 insects a week excessive feeding is though to cause egg binding according to my source. there should also be a appropriate egg laying site in the cage this can be a container about 1'6'' across filled with a mixture of moist sand and peat moss. the same effect can be accomplished by having an moist area that would be easy for the female to dig in they will sometimes dig holes in the soil of potted plants in the cage. when a female is about to lay she will start to dig a hole after constucing she will back in and lay. the point is that a lack of a suitable laying site can cause egg binding.

all this info came from http://www.kingsnake.com/rockymountain/RMHPages/RMHCarpets.htm
which was written by Petra Spiess
id recommend reading the entire page if you have a female chameleon

Posted by: ambrous at January 15, 2007 11:15 PM

Hi, my chameleon Chaz started shedding and he is about 14 months old. This time instead of shedding over the pointy tips of his back, the tips came off, is this normal???

Posted by: miranda at January 23, 2007 01:10 PM

hey, i just got a jacksons chameleon on the 7th and i didn't notice this at first but when i got him home i saw that his right leg was purple and now its looking like an almost blackish or very dark purple. do you think that this is just bruise and should it be examined by a vet? i've looked around but can't really find much on bruises.

Posted by: jake at January 25, 2007 10:52 PM

my geckos tail fell off to day and it was bleeding what should i do please conntect me at soccerbaby424

Posted by: riley at February 3, 2007 05:16 PM

my little sister dropped my leopard geckos house on his tail... his tail has now fallen off but the end is still raw and a little bloody. He seems okay and is still eating etc. Will he be okay and is there anything I can do to make him feel better?

You can email me on my Daddy's email.

Jacob - age 5

Posted by: Jacob at February 8, 2007 08:17 PM

Sorry - email for Jacob cburak1@telus.net

Posted by: Jacob at February 8, 2007 08:18 PM

Sorry Jacob - I don't know how to care for lost gecko tails. :-(

Posted by: Jeff at February 8, 2007 11:45 PM

how to tell if a long-nosed leopard lizard is a boy or girl

Posted by: cory at March 10, 2007 08:43 PM

Hi Jeff, I got a veied about 6 months ago and he's a cutie.Well anyway he hasn't shedded for about 2 months and he started to get these puffy things under his eyes and it kind of scared me. Then about 3 days ago he couldn't get his food and i'm getting worried if he is sick or if it is a process of shedding.Thanks Jeff

Posted by: Caitlin at March 12, 2007 03:08 PM

so can u not assist your chameleon in its shedding process?
or do u just not want to touch it?
anything i should know?

Posted by: Collin =) at May 26, 2007 09:36 PM

hey Jeff,
my name is Kayla and i just got a chameleon about a week ago, well she's only a few months old and my mom called me today saying she was ghostly white, i think that she is shedding now but i dont know what to do to make her more comfortable i know i can mist her a bit but my mom also said she hasnt moved from her spot yet, hre eyes are closed like she's sleeping, is this normal?

Posted by: Kayla at June 8, 2007 12:06 PM

hi i droped the log on me lizards tail and it squeeked then i picked it up 2 c if it was ok and then it ran off my leg and fell on the floor i picked it back up and put it in its cage and it just climbed back on the log and it just sitting there what should i do ?? e mail me back pleese on spikeharley92@homtail.com thanks

Posted by: harley at July 6, 2007 01:38 PM

hey i just bought a baby veilded chameleon [male] and i was wondering how long it takes for them to turn crazy colors?
oh and is it bad to handle him alot?

he seems to like it

Posted by: amanda at July 24, 2007 08:05 PM

i was just handling my 8 month old male veiled chameleon, and his grip didn't seem as strong as it use to be. upon further look i noticed that he is missing 4 of his claws...

will they grow back??

Posted by: kevin at September 24, 2007 03:33 PM

Ummmmmm... thisis my first time writing but I'm getting a male and female veiled cham and i was wondering where to get an egg incubator.Please help!

Posted by: Tarie at October 10, 2007 03:17 PM

P.s. Just thought I should mention these things:I;m ten years old and have a pastel ballpython,ball python,and red tail boa(Vahn Gogh,Kahn,and Buigheira.)and king louie the iguana(and hamsters and fish).I'm very responsible(they've never been sick)but I'm worried about my soon-to-be veiled babies.

Posted by: Tarie at October 10, 2007 03:24 PM

how can you tell if a House Gecko is a boy or girl????????????????????????????????????????????????

Posted by: Alexandria Cvetkovich at November 3, 2007 07:26 PM

how can you tell the chameleon if its a girl or boy

Posted by: sherelyn at November 8, 2007 03:33 PM

hi i was just looking

Posted by: shereece at November 15, 2007 04:46 PM

hey, just got a veiled, and he seems a little on the skinny side. was wondering if anyone could help me with some ideas as to how to plump him up. hes about 2.5 inches long and awesome. if anyone has any ideas just shoot me an email. thanks a ton.

Posted by: Mac, Age 19 at December 26, 2007 07:01 PM

my veileds are hatching prematurely,they won't open their eyes any help would be nice

Posted by: angie at December 29, 2007 11:38 AM

i am worried my cameleons eyes are buldging and look really swollen i dont kno why please help me

Posted by: robin at January 3, 2008 11:04 PM

Will anyone tell me how old my cham is b4I must start looking at her belly to see if she needs to lay any eggs? I don't plan to breed her I just wonder how much time I have before I have to worry about this-so how old are they when theybegin to get eggs?

Posted by: jennifer at January 28, 2008 08:55 PM

man nobody answers any questions on here.

Posted by: frustrated at January 28, 2008 08:58 PM

When they lay eggs has a great deal to do with how much they eat. If you feed them a lot, they could easily lay eggs in six months. On the other hand, some go years without laying eggs. It's best to have a place for laying available at all times.

Posted by: Jeff at January 28, 2008 09:56 PM

HELP!!!!! I have two chameleons in captivity and are housed together. We are getting a new place today so that they can have separate homes. My small male (the female is about 3 months older) has a problem with his tail.

It looks like it is hurt very bad at the tip, like the tip of his tail was caught on something and hurt, or maybe it is just the start of him shedding. He can't curl it up, and it looks like it hurts him. There are like 3 pieces of his tail on the tip, all dried up looking and separate. What do we do? Will he be ok? Do we really need to house them apart? Can they hurt eachother? HELP!!!

I am so worried.

Posted by: Shannon at February 17, 2008 12:54 PM

please help..I have a female veiled chameleon..she is 3 months old..I juss wanna know at wut age do they start laying eggs and will she die if i dnt get her some bedding 4 her?....I planning on selling her and buying a male instead do u think it will be ok..please answer my question...)::::=

Posted by: cristal at March 15, 2008 02:35 PM

quick question...just got a baby veiled two days ago and she seems to be sleeping a lot today. I did just set her up in her new pad and im sure she is completely stressed about that, but i was just curious if there is anything else i should be watching for? She seems a little scrawny as well.

Posted by: Tyler at March 24, 2008 07:16 PM

i'm starting to get into reptiles and just wanna get to know more befor i buy one i'm thinking of getting a veiled chameleon are they hard to keep, or if anything do you know of any other cool chameleons that you might suggest for a starter

Posted by: matthew at April 9, 2008 09:53 AM

I just got a baby male veiled chameleon 4 weeks ago and everything was fine, then I noticed his one eye wasn't opening.Then a few days later both
eyes are closed.Help!! I'm worried that he will starve if this continues.

Posted by: Curt at April 11, 2008 07:13 PM

Hey, I just got a baby veiled Chameleon a couple weeks ago, and I was just wondering if its ok to take him/her out every day? or will that stress it out to much?? Also, it just started shedding for the first time today, since we've had it, and i was also wondering if it is ok to rub it a bit to help? He/she seemed to like it alot, but will it hurt it?
please email me at brittany_19906@hotmail.com

Posted by: Brittany at April 13, 2008 05:19 PM

Hi! my fiance got a veiled chameleon as my valentines day present this past v-day from PetSmart. I'm pretty sure it's a female because I read your blog about the tarsals on the males feet. She was doing great, very active eating normally and one day we came home and it looked like she had fallen from the top of her enclosure and had broken her front right leg, right about where her wrist is. We took her to our vet and he told us that because she was so small they could'nt put a cast or brace on her leg and that we should make sure she continues to eat and gets plenty of calcium and gave us some supplements to feed to her. And if not then we should get a repta-aid and manually feed it to her twice a day. She was eating normally for about a week and then all of a sudden a few days ago, she started looking really skinny and started seeming very sleepy. I've been hand feeding her the repta-aid for the past two days and she seems to be more active but I'm a little worried that she isn't very happy because she has never enjoyed human contact very much and always hisses when we put our hands in her enclosure.

Do you know of any groups or organizations that adopt herps that need new homes? I would hate to keep her here if she's not happy.

Thank you for everything

Posted by: Caileigh at April 18, 2008 08:57 PM

hi my name is jodie and i dont know weather my leopard gecko iks a girl or a boy can u help me?

Posted by: jodie o'brien at June 5, 2008 11:16 AM

Hi Jeff,
I just have one question or well concern. I have had my Lil Veiled for about a month now, he is 3 monthes old and he just went through his first shedding. It lasted less than 24 hours and he did seem really uncomfortable. He still has some unshed white skin down around his ankles and feet and it seems that he has lost a little bit of his grip. Is this Normal? And are there any signs that they are fixng to shed?
Thanks for any advice.
My email address is onze_a_lil_lady@yahoo.com

Posted by: Mandy at June 6, 2008 05:38 PM

i brought a veiled chameleon about 9 months ago and in the second month i noticed that his left eye had something in it. i got him checked out at the vets and they gave me a cream to wash the thing out it worked but he later went blind in that eye. and now he always keeps his other eye closed and he hasent eaten any thing for a week now what could be the problem???
my e-mail address is essexboi92@aol.com


Posted by: luke at July 4, 2008 06:57 AM

hey jeff!

i just got a baby veil as a graduation present and named her camille.she's the cutest thing. i've watched her eat 2 crickets and its amazing!! but she keeps peeling and peeling for about a week now. its disgusting!! how long will this last? also,is it normal for her not 2 change colors? shes only about 2 inches long plus her tail. thanks kacy

Posted by: kacy a. b. at July 9, 2008 04:06 PM

Please could you inform me with any information about my Veiled Chameleon, She is 7 month old and when she has a stool it is solid. what can I give her to loosen her stools?

Yours, David

Posted by: David Vickers at July 11, 2008 01:51 PM

hya i had a male chameleon 4 2 months and then bought a female chameleon which was alot smaller ruffely about the same size as a big hopper, the 2 chameleons were living 2gether 4 three weeks and one day the male chameleon tried 2 eat the female chameleon and she sadly died, but now the male chameleon is just lying down under a log turning the colour blue all the time, do u know wot is the matter with him??

Posted by: carly at July 20, 2008 02:51 PM

Hey!!!! My Leopard Gecko has lost all of his claws. What should I do???????????? :-P

Posted by: Grace at July 23, 2008 08:13 PM

Hi everyone!
I have had Bosko for almost a year now, but he has only shed once in that whole time. He is pretty small for his age, am i doing something wrong that may have caused a stunt in his growth?

Posted by: Lacey at August 4, 2008 03:19 PM

Hello, Ive had a Veiled chameleon for about 3-4 months now and for the past 3 days hes had his eyes closed loads during the day...he usually eats well but not as well now. i have a waterfall and a dripper which have fresh water in them all the time plus his tank is misted as needed. Is there anyone who knows what the problem could be?

Posted by: Steve at September 14, 2008 03:05 AM

i have a leopard gecko and am getting a chameleon.. can you put them in the same cage?
and can a chameleon stay healthy eatin just crickets and mealworms and fruit?

Posted by: ivy at October 14, 2008 05:38 PM

My veiled chameleon just got her tail amputated and it was closed with sutures. A couple days later her tail was dripping with blood and the sutures had been torn apart. I thought she was eating her tail. I took her back to the animal hospital and they gave me some cream to put on the remainder of her tail. Tonight I walked into my room and she had her tail in her mouth chewing on it and blood was everywhere. Does anyone know why a chameleon would be eating its tail? Thanks

Posted by: Mo at November 30, 2008 06:08 PM

I have a 5month year old baby girl veiled chameleon and some times she goes on the top of lid in the cage by the light and some times she goes under the light for a little bit and could this have made her go blind and can they go blind.

Posted by: lona at December 17, 2008 09:16 PM

i have a veiled chameleon, he is shedding at the moment and i have noticed he has a claw missing on his right front foot, will this grow back naturally or just heal over? there is no swelling or sign of infection.

Posted by: will at January 11, 2009 03:44 PM

Hi, I got my son a gecko lizard for Christmas and fot the last week I have noticed that it's stomache is getting large. The pet store people told me that it was a boy gecko. We have had it now for around six weeks. Do you think it could be pregnant or do you know of any illness that makes it stomache enlarge?


Posted by: shelly at February 13, 2009 10:54 AM

hi! i just got a veiled chameleon she is only 2 mo old! she is shedding but now she will not eat or drink any thing! i dont know what to do! help me please

Posted by: brandy at February 20, 2009 09:00 PM

I recently bought a male veiled chameleon (about 5 weeks ago) and for the first few weeks he seemed fine but recently he seems t be going off his food. I thought maybe it's because he's due to shed, but when i put a wax worm in (as opposed to the crickets he normally eats) he went and ate it straight away. Whats your opinion on this? Should i just change his diet around every so often?
And also the guy i brought him off said he was 6 weeks old when i got him, he now should be nearing 3 months but he's nowhere near as big as other 3 month olds ive seen in shops.
I'd say he's about 4 inches long head to tip of tail.

thanks alot

Posted by: Rob at February 25, 2009 12:47 PM

hey jeff. I'm 12 and have 2 green tree pythons. I'm gonna breed them. I wanna chamelion really bad. my mom said that we will have a discution.(happened with my snakes 2) but I have 2 buy them (like always) i save up all my money (like always) when I grow up i wanna be a herpatoligist or a vet. i have read every comment on this page. think i know allot about chamelions now. do u think it will be easy 4 me because of my prior w/ my snakes experiences. or should i wait 2 get a chamelion

Posted by: aa at March 7, 2009 06:22 AM

Hi! I just recently bought a veiled cham about a week ago and now he doesn't seem to want to eat as much as when I first got him. He's been trying to crawl out of the tank everytime he sees me (he knows where the opening is and doens't want to be in his tank) and he's been digging about in the dirt. I don't know the age of him (or even if it's a real boy, how can you really trust teenagers at a pet store?). But can you please tell me if this is something I should concern myself about? If it's a possibility it could be a female about to lay eggs and if I need to change it's food or it's environment?

Posted by: Stacey at March 9, 2009 03:50 PM

Hi.I have a veiled chameleon that's about 5 months old. I am totally new at caring for reptiles, but so far Lola (my chameleon) seems to be doing fine. I have been feeding her crickets and kale and I would like to try some new foods, so her diet isn't as boring. Do you have any recommendations?

Posted by: cloe at April 4, 2009 11:46 AM

Hi,my name is Hadif ...umm i bought a vielld chameleon on friday ,i wanna ask about somthing..how many worm i have 2 feed her in a day??

Posted by: Hadif at April 6, 2009 06:39 AM

ohh..i forgot to say that ,my chameleon is outdoor,and how many watt dose she need??

Posted by: hadif at April 6, 2009 06:41 AM

HI GUYZ...I got veiled yamani chameleon..idk how to let it change its skin or idk how to make for her a good home..some buddy told me that it killed her self when she feel that she het her life!!!!!!!!

Posted by: 7amo0od at April 6, 2009 06:46 AM

ok thnks

Posted by: hadif at April 6, 2009 06:49 AM

i forgot to tell u guyz...how many worms i can feed it in a day????????????

Posted by: 7amo0od at April 6, 2009 06:50 AM

umm..plz guys i need help cuse this is not my first chameleon its my 6th chameleon..all of them DEAD!!so i wish this chameleon stay with me T_T

Posted by: hadif at April 6, 2009 06:51 AM

Hi,its me again. I was just wondering,how often should i feed my veiled wax worms? I heard they can be addicting.

Posted by: cloe at April 8, 2009 02:04 PM

hi, iv had my 2 female chameleons 4 about 7 months now and they have been together a year before that, i keep seeing that u shouldnt put them together but mine get along fine and even help each other shed by eating it off one other is this commen.

Posted by: rachel at June 2, 2009 01:12 PM

My girlfriend was spraying her chameleon and he just out of her hand and onto the floor. She is just devestated. She thinks she broke his legs and there is no exotic pet emergency place open this weekend.

What can we do till its open.

Posted by: missy at June 6, 2009 08:22 PM

hi i have a 3 month old flap neck chameleon and i just recieved him today hes been sleeping alot of the day is this normal please email me at bekone1@live.com if you have a answer for me thanks

Posted by: shawn at July 2, 2009 09:44 PM

should i keep my boy and girl veiled chameleons together?

Posted by: Hannah at October 5, 2009 04:16 PM

my veiled chameleon has an eye that is cl0sed she rubs it on her climbing branch.what do i do

Posted by: mike at October 8, 2009 08:26 AM

hi i have a veild chameleon she is about 30 weeks old now i was just wondering could i put another chameleon with her or is she best to be alone?

Posted by: lizzie at December 20, 2009 12:13 PM

hello, i recently purchaced a chemelion and needed a few tips..
it is the second day and he hasn't moved much. and when he does move he sometimes shakes back and fourth as he moves his legs.
any clues?

Posted by: nate at February 5, 2010 03:52 PM

I have 2 leopard geckos.. male and female. I don't know much about them b/c my sister-in-law moved out and left them at her dad's.. didn't take care of them so we ended up with them. i know they eat crickets and mealworms and i know about their heat and all but i'm not sure if i should feed them anything else. also, my female was a bright yellow and now she's really pale, almost white. also, she's getting kinda fat. is she getting ready to shed?? and could she be pregnant?? i THINK they're about 2 years old. could be wrong though.

Posted by: Alison at March 3, 2010 08:43 PM

how many times a day do i need to feed my little baby chameleon???

Posted by: Sophy at April 25, 2010 03:14 PM

Can you help me.

i just got a boy veiled chameleon and I can't find a name for it!!!

Posted by: kara at April 25, 2010 05:28 PM

My boyfriend and my chameleon is shedding; I was wondering if it is okay to help him by rubbing it off or peeling it off?

Also, do they get mood swings?
Because I was just squirting the cage with water (not getting him wet) and it hissed at me. He has never done this before?

Posted by: Kaitlyn. at July 29, 2010 09:46 PM

how to find the baby is it bor or girl

Posted by: fathima sareeha at September 15, 2010 01:57 PM

i had my veiled chameleon for about 2-3 months but shes already an adult. she has two white spots on bothe sides of her veil and some of her spikes on her back are white too. im a bit confused about the situation. i don't know if she's starting to shed or something els.
please help.

Posted by: David at March 5, 2011 03:08 PM

Picked up a baby veiled male about a week ago he is about a month old im pretty sure...iI have him in a 10 gallon aquarium for now until he gets a little older... He is very active moving around curious about everything but all of a sudden he is walkin along the bottom edge of the glass trying to get out, he only does this for a bit then goes back up into his branches... Is this ok? Also I never have a set feeding schedule for him I usually keep 3 to 4 small crickets in his cage all the time... Is that the best way to feed him?

Posted by: Pete at May 14, 2011 04:18 AM

how long does it tke a vieled chameleon to shedd because i have a 5 month old male thats taken about 2 days of shedding and i am new to them so if u could tell me if something is wrong thanks so much

Posted by: enrique at December 12, 2011 09:57 PM

I have a veiled chameleon and it started sleeping on the ground and i was wondering if this was a sign that it is a female and is going to lay unfertilized eggs but i am worried she is really young and small so i was wondering what age she could be to start if she is trying to lay unfertilized eggs.

Posted by: Ashley at March 4, 2012 09:19 PM

Hi I have just got a 2 year old veiled and have just seen a whate patch of skin on his back that wasnt there this morning, is this just shreeding or something else maybe, do they shed for thier whole lives? also how many crickets should I be giving him each day?, thanks

Posted by: mark at July 28, 2012 10:13 AM

I have a vield chameleon i had another chameleon that passed away I ust to help him shed all the time and my new chameleon i was trying to get the shed stuff of of his head and POOF his little piece that long lump of his head is broken off hanging on a little bit what do I do! Do I wait for it to heal itself or do I just take it off??? I NEED HELP ASAP
I am scared :(

Posted by: Mia at March 12, 2013 03:05 PM

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