Monday, September 13, 2010

My Town Monday: BABY VEILED CHAMELEONS!!!

I was going to post about the La Jolla Rough Water Swim for this week's My Town Monday post. I got the kids off to school, walked the dog, fed the chameleons and opened incubator #1 to check on the veiled chameleon eggs...

SURPRISE!! A baby veiled chameleon was walking, more like lurching, around the deli dish!!!

I opened incubator #2...

Three more baby veiled emerging from eggs! (I placed a penny in the dish to give you perspective. No, no, I don't leave money in with the eggs.)

I'm holding the first beautiful baby!

Here are 3 baby veiled siblings exploring a shoe box, making each other's acquaintance, waiting for me to finish preparing their cage.

I am dancing around the house with joy! Not, of course, when I'm holding one of the babies! I am sending picture texts to Child #2 (the owner of the chameleons). He's in school and shouldn't be receiving texts. But, hey Mr. Principal, this is the miracle of life, reptile style!

Current status:

-3 babies completely out of his/her respective egg
-1 baby still dragging egg around
-1 baby with only his/her head out
43 eggs still to hatch

Oh, I cannot stop singing and dancing. I am so excited!

Mr. Summy phoned to tell me not to get TOO excited, as in we're NOT keeping 48 chameleons. Oh, but he knows me well. ;)

Please check out the links to the other My Town Monday posts on the official My Town Monday blog.

11 comments:

Travis Erwin said...

Awesome. My youngest is after me to buy him a Bearded Dragon. I'll show him these pics when i get home.

Shauna Roberts said...

They're wonderful! A whole new adventure in lizard ownership. (This is the first crop of babies to hatch, right?)

Shauna Roberts said...

P.S. One seems brighter green than the others. Does that mean anything, such as its sex?

Alyssa Goodnight said...

You crack me up! All those disclamers... :)

Quite a day in the Summy household--enjoy!

Sarakastic said...

Congratulations!!!! They are so cute.

cmv... said...

wow wow wow... so cute! i was just wondering after your last egg laying post if any had hatched. how fun to part of an amazing process.

Teresa said...

Congratulations, Barrie!! All your hard work paid off! We had a hard time getting rid of the baby pets that we nursed along, too. But we never had 48 chameleon babies at one time.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Congratulations on your babies! They are cute!

Charles Gramlich said...

They look so alien.

Mac and Cheese said...

You did it! Awesome!

Frank Baron said...

Very nifty! But...what ARE you going to do with 48 chameleons?