QUESTIONS for experienced Jackson Chameleon keepers

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QUESTIONS for experienced Jackson Chameleon keepers

Post by Wahnsi » Thu, 23 Jun 1994 10:36:59



        I would appreciate any information regarding any part of the
proccess of raising baby jacksons, or where to find information regarding
such.  The reason being,  there is a man in the area that is looking for
someone to raise the babys of his jackson when she has them.  From the
last batch she had, only two of the nine survived because, as he said, he
didn't have the time or the knowledge to take care of them.  He was
recommended to me by a friend because I already have been keeping several
chameleons for the last two years.  But, I don't know anything about
raising babies.  Mine were young when I got them, but not that young.  The
Jackson is gravid again but I don't know how far along she is or the
usual gestation period for them.
        Again, any information about them or where to get such info would
be greatly appreciated.  Thanks,

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QUESTIONS for experienced Jackson Chameleon keepers

Post by Kevin Burt » Wed, 29 Jun 1994 04:30:26



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> proccess of raising baby jacksons, or where to find information regarding

There are two books (part I & II) on keeping Chameleons that most pet shops should
have. They are those white books with only a staple binding. They are cheap, but
very informative. I can't remember the publisher right now.

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> last batch she had, only two of the nine survived because, as he said, he
> didn't have the time or the knowledge to take care of them.  He was

Most important! Seperate them from the mother! She will eat them!
Mine just had her babies. They need a drop of about two feet to stretch their embryonic
sac enough for them to break out. Mine didn't drop enough, so I had to break the sac
myself, with a paper towel. They started moving around within a few minutes, and seem
fine now. They need to eat pinhead crickets, if I remember right. Make sure you give
them _plenty_ of calcium supplement with thier food. (and plenty of food!) The first
year is by far the most important for their growth. If you want big ones, feed them a
lot! :)

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> Jackson is gravid again but I don't know how far along she is or the
> usual gestation period for them.

Three months. (that's fast!)

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>    Again, any information about them or where to get such info would
> be greatly appreciated.  Thanks,

Me too! I need to know anything anyone can tell me, as mine had a small litter, and
I want them all to survive!

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