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Male Veiled Cham Digging Holes

Discussion in 'Chameleons' started by Myr, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. Myr

    Myr New Member

    I recently purchased a sub-adult male veiled chameleon, and he seems to be in perfect health and behaving normally, except that a couple days ago he began digging holes in the substrate of his enclosure. I have never seen a male chameleon behave this way (I am certain it's a male - he has very pronounced spurs on his hind feet). Is there any reason for him to be doing this?
     
  2. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    I'm assuming he also has a very pronounces casque on his head?
     
  3. Myr

    Myr New Member

    Yup. He's got the spurs, the casque, and the deeper coloration.
    Right after I got him he also strained his abdominal muscles while defecating and his hemipenis was briefly exposed. Indisputably male.
     
  4. Myr

    Myr New Member

    Here's a profile image of the casque, I don't have any images of his spurs atm 12593508_1038959049460443_4836448491816563481_o.jpg
     
  5. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    looks more like a girl to me, but I will admit, I am not as familiar with chams as I am with other reptiles.
     
  6. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

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