Chameleon help "again"

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Chameleon help "again"

Postby Dragonkate17 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:03 pm

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Hi everyone unfortunately I went to see a tank but the owner tried to rip me off. Am I able to put a chameleon in a large 40 gallon tank with lots of plants that's really long ? Or will it still feel crammed? Please help me!
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Re: Chameleon help "again"

Postby AHBD » Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:13 pm

Hi Kate, the 40 gal tank will be fine for a few months, but an adult cham. needs more climbing space so the cage should be tall rather than long. If you set up a 40 gal. tank for a baby, just be sure that you can monitor how he eats because the tank will be quite large + the little crickets can easily outrun him. You might want to look into getting a screened enclosure such as a Reptarium. They don't cost too much , just look it up...a 65 gal. would be great for an adult cham.
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Re: Chameleon help "again"

Postby ScaleGripper » Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:27 pm

Chameleons are arboreal. They prefer heights up in the canopy as opposed to life along the ground. My Ambilobe panther does very well in a large, tall screened enclosure full of plants, vines and bamboo with a drip system for hydration and humidity. I get all my chameleon's needs answered at chameleonforums.com. Screened enclosures are cheaper than glass,....and preferred. Use what you got for now but aim for tall and screened soon enough. I also enjoy watching the feeders climb the screen surface and watch my "Sniper" picking them off above the tree line like a shooting gallery expert!! Enjoy your baby!
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Re: Chameleon help "again"

Postby Dragonkate17 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:30 pm

Unfortunately I can't buy anyone online , only off of craigslist or from a store. would something like this work?
http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.j ... lInUS%2FNo my petsmart doesnt have many options...
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Re: Chameleon help "again"

Postby ScaleGripper » Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:33 pm

Guardian of "The Ark".....
..."Zulu", "Bowser" & "Sierra",Translucent Bearded Dragons
..."Sniper", male, blue bar, Ambilobe, Panther Chameleon
..."Flynn", "Bailey" & "Bear" faithful canine companions
..."Dozer" & "Dory", female Hermann's Tortoises
..."Taryn" female Albino Ball Python (awaiting mate in Nov)
...one human preteen daughter and her pet rat, "Faith"!
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Re: Chameleon help "again"

Postby Dragonkate17 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:56 pm

:/ it feels like it's gonna be a long time until I am fully ready
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Re: Chameleon help "again"

Postby Lpsouth1978 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:27 pm

You can always build one. They are easy to do! Just build a frame using wood (treated to protect against mold and rot), PVC pipe, or whatever you want. Then Cover it in Aluminum mesh. It probably wouldn't cost more than about $50. Cheaper than anything you will find at petsmart. Or you can get a Reptiarium. I know my petsmart carries them. You want something that is at least 18"x18"x36" for an adult chameleon.

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