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My male chameleon has 2 protrusions which I am guessing are his penis or penis/s. They only emerge when he has a poo (from same vent). Once he's poo'd the "protruding things" go back onto the body.

I've tried to look up chameleon testes/penis etc on google and a whole range of things came up but not what I'm looking for. :whistling2:

If anyone knows I'd be grateful. If you're male chameleon does this please let me know as I don't know if this is normal.

Thanks

Niikkki
 

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Hi , it is notoriously difficult sexing bosc's , if you can catch them defecating and they "evert" males have what is termed as a hermipenis (looks like a flower on a stick! x 2) sometimes as in tegus males have a larger head and are larger but this is by no means 100% as you can get small males and large females so really unless you see them evert it is difficult :2thumb:

like a true gent :D
 

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Hi

My male chameleon has 2 protrusions which I am guessing are his penis or penis/s. They only emerge when he has a poo (from same vent). Once he's poo'd the "protruding things" go back onto the body.

I've tried to look up chameleon testes/penis etc on google and a whole range of things came up but not what I'm looking for. :whistling2:

If anyone knows I'd be grateful. If you're male chameleon does this please let me know as I don't know if this is normal.

Thanks

Niikkki

u googled chameleon penis lol made my day
 

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Ha ha i dont know about a penis, but it deffo could be his sperm plug. They expel these when they poo and then they go back inside. Its only a problem if it never comes out or stays out. I wouldn't worry
 

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Thanks everyone. They do always go back in but as he's getting bigger these hemipenes are getting bigger. I'll try take a pic next time I catch him hovering his backside off a branch doing dumps, if anyone is interested.

Thanks again very helpful everyone.

And Yes, I did google "chameleon penis"....... and not a single diagram/info came up on reptilian penis's!! I didn't try googleing hemipenes, which may have been more useful. :blush:
 

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lol amazing post
 

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Chameleons like all lizards have a paired sex organ, called (as you seem to have discovered while googling Chameleon penis!!! :mf_dribble:) Hemipenes.

You'll find lots of reptiles push a little too hard while having a poo and do this kind of accidental exposure (get over to the tortoise section, it happens almost daily there :lol2:)

Nothing to worry about and nothing unusual :)
 

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Made me Laugh :)

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