Furcifer Campani – Jeweled Chameleon – Male Color Change

We were able to get a nice string of photos that show off how the males will color up for the females. Well, I guess we should say how they lose all their colors for the females. With most species, the males will take on vibrant color patterns when in full display for a female but with the F. campani they actually turn black as the night sky and tiny white spots like stars begin to shine right before your eyes. It is truly something amazing to witness. Furcifer Campani - Male Jeweled Chameleon - Canvas Chameleons (3) Furcifer Campani - Male Jeweled Chameleon - Canvas Chameleons (4) Furcifer Campani - Male Jeweled Chameleon - Canvas Chameleons (5) Furcifer Campani - Male Jeweled Chameleon - Canvas Chameleons (6) Furcifer Campani - Male Jeweled Chameleon - Canvas Chameleons (7) Furcifer Campani - Male Jeweled Chameleon - Canvas Chameleons (8) Furcifer Campani - Male Jeweled Chameleon - Canvas Chameleons (9) Furcifer Campani - Male Jeweled Chameleon - Canvas Chameleons (10) Furcifer Campani - Male Jeweled Chameleon - Canvas Chameleons (11)

 

Furcifer Campani – Jeweled Chameleon – Day 52

Today is day 52 and the little Furcifer campani continues to be doing well. She isn’t growing by leaps and bounds but I feel she has a steady growth rate. I would compare her current size to that of a newly hatch Furcifer lateralis. I continue to say her, but I don’t have any form of reference so it is difficult to tell for sure. Her tail base is increasing in size yet I don’t see any form of a bulge developing to date.

As for colors and patters, I’m beginning to notice a change when she is on the move and most certainly when she is hunting verse while at rest. Her normal basking/resting colors consist of a lime green body with white stripes outlined by deep oranges. Her spot colors vary but they are still visible while resting, just not as pronounced. Here are a few examples of her current resting colors.

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