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Old 20-07-2010, 05:17 PM
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I realise that there is no science to this and that it is very difficult to sex a baby panther chameleon, however I am looking for some advise of what I should be able to see at around 5 months of age.
Obviously one of the big give-aways is colour, but would you expect a 5 month old panther to be showing much colour or just "hints". Mine has a bit of green around the face but not much else. Occasionally we see a tinge of green on the legs and body.
I keep looking for a bulge at the base of the tail but am seeing nothing. Again is this something that develops with age or would you expect this to be obvious by now?
Finally I believe that the Rostral (above the mouth) will become more protuding with a male. Should this be evident in a younger chameleon?
I know there are lots of variables but I'm looking for general opinions / experiences.
Any tips would be very much appreciated.
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hi mate
you can tell the sex at a very young age,the tail base on a male is the give away
yours should be showing alot of colour at 5 months
male nosy be @ 12-14 weeks

and a female,these tend to be very peachy/pink in colour at a young age


can you get some pics up?


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Cheers Graeme.
I'll take some photos at the weekend and post them up.
The tail base doesn't look too different to your males, but no where near as much colour yet.
Not pink / peachy either though more of a grey colouring mostly turning much darker when basking.
I may be a little premature with my concerns but the last male we had was a female.
Out of interest how old is the male in your pictures?
Many thanks, Chris
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I finally got round to taking some photos this afternoon.
I'm still none the wiser?
Any thoughts or opinions would be very much appreciated.
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Old 08-08-2010, 06:07 PM
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i would say boy
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that's a boy without doubt... where did u get him from?
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Thanks all, I was sure that everybody would say female (shows how little I know).

HE is one of Ben's Diego Suarez offspring. Got him at the back end of May so I guess he would now be around 5 or 6 months.

I can't wait to see how he turns out now, the sire "Diego" is stunning, hopefully he'll grow up to be like his daddy.
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nice male youve got there mate.



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shouldn't worry too much about colour at this stage. we keep sambava which are a very similar locality and progress in colour up to 18 months, they can be slow starters unlike ambilobe and nosy be, but well worth the wait....
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