Here are a couple of my Panther chameleons mating.The female laid healthy eggs 31 days later. This is the sign she is done with mating. I get all sorts of questions emailed to me on an almost daily basis and one I see quite often revolves around a curiosity regarding hybridizing different species. This blog post is written per my personal experience and education. Chameleon breeding explained in detail by an expert, © 2016 Pet-Chameleon-Care.com - All Rights Reserved -, Breeding chameleons - Step 1 (Preparation), Breeding chameleons - Step 4 (Egg-laying), Breeding chameleons - Step 5 (Digging up eggs). – No, female chameleons need to lay eggs even if the eggs aren’t fertilized. Here are general characteristics of males Soil/Sand – The other item you’ll need in a nesting box is the soil or sand for the female chameleon to create a small burrow into and lay her eggs. Chameleons are arboreal, meaning they spend most of their time up in trees and foliage. When you see pacing, move to the next step right away. Thermometer – The temperature of the eggs need to be kept as stable as possible. Otherwise, you may still try the next step even if a female hasn’t changed colors. Raise your chameleons to adult size before you attempt to have them breed. If you see any consistent color change in females, this may be their sign. Learn more about this on our affiliate disclosure. hind legs. Remember, chameleons don’t care for their young, so don’t worry about the female chameleon wanting to be near the eggs. Watch for when the female changes color Nine years later, I still can’t stop talking about them and helping people become confident, capable chameleon owners. While you can successfully keep a breeding pair of chameleons together all the time, there’s a saying: “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” I’ve found this to be true with chameleon breeding. The temperature should be kept at a stable 84° degrees Fahrenheit (30° C) and relative humidity of 50%. As long as the male is ready, it’s worth If you have kept chameleons as pets, but you’re looking for a way to extend this hobby, then breeding chameleons is a fun way to get this done, and it’s not too difficult. In this section, you’ll find a list of suggested items you need to breed your chameleons. every other day. Play sand is designed to be free of all All material, unless otherwise cited, is copyright to Olimpia Martinotti. Make sure you have the items and know what you’re getting into before trying to breed chameleons. You may enjoy learning more about how chameleons give birth. often asked when discussing breeding chameleons not answered above. Note: But when the female is ready to lay eggs, she will move to the ground and start pacing. breeding process for these reptiles? Also, the addition of a handle makes it easier to move the box near a heater or where you need to get the eggs at the right temperature and humidity. chemicals and any toxicity making it perfect for pets as well as the kids it choosing an option such as the one linked above. – It’s possible to make money breeding chameleons.