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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-12-2004, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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Jim Laid Eggs :P

Jim, my Graceful Chameleon, finally laid her eggs last week. I've known that Jim is, indeed, female for awhile now but I still call her Jim and generally refer to her as 'him' anyway.

The eggs aren't fertilized as Jim doesn't have mate. There were around 20, total, which is amazing considering the size of Jim -- she's about 4 inches from head to the beginning of the tail.






Just like with Becki's cham she laid them over the period of a day, covered them up, and then started her recovery period. She's being fed plenty of calcium supplements to make up for what was lost producing the eggs.

P.S. Sorry for the quality of the pics -- not my best camera.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-12-2004, 09:08 PM
 
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That's neat. Does it take alot out of those guys when they lay eggs?
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Yeah, they usually spend over a day laying ... chams tend to move very slow so digging takes a long time as well as covering up.

Most of their nutrients and energy goes into producing eggs up to two months before they are laid ... Jim felt light as a feather after she laid the eggs whereas she had some weight to her before ...
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-12-2004, 11:32 PM
 
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Will she be sad that the eggs don't hatch or you take them or is it just a natural thing she does?
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Wow! That's pretty cool! I remember when Shane's mom's Beardie laid eggs (at least I think it was the beardie ) Anyway, they are pretty neat!
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No, they pretty much forget about them after they are laid and buried ... I felt bad for taking them out though anyway ... I mean, it was so much work for her!
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