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Do chameleons stop eating when they lay eggs?

Do chameleons stop eating when they lay eggs?

Its normal for the chameleon to be hungry and thirsty after laying the eggs. They should be back to normal in a couple of days. Females that don’t eat often have issues and may have trouble with future clutches if the problems weren’t corrected. Its hard to know if the female laid all the eggs or not without an x-ray.

Why is my chameleon laying on the bottom of his cage?

Your chameleon may go to the bottom of its cage in an attempt to find more moisture, or it may hide away as a result of the discomfort it feels from being dehydrated.

Why is my veiled chameleon laying on the ground?

Chameleons need a sense of security and if they do not have the cover they are looking for in he way of plant life then they can get restless looking for it. To avoid this make sure your cage has a section that is thick with leaves. Another reason for pacing the floor is for males trying to find a mate.

How can you tell if a chameleon is dehydrated?

Look at its urates (the white part of its poop). If the urates are yellow in color it needs more water, while if they are orange, your chameleon is seriously dehydrated. Signs that your chameleon is dying from dehydration include sagging skin, sunken eyes, loss of appetite, and lethargy.

Is my chameleon dead or sleeping?

When you are looking for your chameleon, the healthy chameleon will have had its eyes locked on you from the moment you stepped in the room. The only time a chameleon will not have its eyes open is when it is sleeping. If your chameleon has its eyes closed during the day this is an immediate warning sign.

How do I know if my Chameleon is impacted?


  1. No poo for 4+ days, despite regular feeding.
  2. Straining to defecate, without result.
  3. Bloating/swollen abdomen.
  4. Refusal to eat.
  5. Paralysis of the back leg(s)

How do I know if my Chameleon is egg bound?

How to Identify an Egg Bound Chameleon

  1. Observe your chameleon for signs that she needs to lay eggs.
  2. Look for physical symptoms of illness such as difficulty breathing, open mouth breathing, refusal to eat, inability or unwillingness to climb within her enclosure, lethargy and sunken or closed eyes.