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Veiled/Panther Chameleon enclosure questions


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Posted by jusmebabe on April 27, 2003 at 21:44:11:

In Reply to: Veiled/Panther Chameleon enclosure questions posted by Scelus on April 27, 2003 at 21:21:38:

:I've been checking through www.bigappleherp.com for
:a reptarium and general enclosure needs.
:I'm going to be picking up a male Panther or Veiled Chameleon within the next two weeks... The repariums I'm looking at are 30"x30"x72", 175G and 30"x30"x48", 260G. The six footer just seems like more of a deal and a showcase, being only $20 more than the four footer. Is there any big difference between
:the species that would dictate the heighth of the cage?
:Also, I've noticed that most misters don't cover this large of a cage (260G). Would it be better to hand mist the cage with a spray bottle? And if I do this will it eliminate the need for a drip system?
:Lastly... Ficus Trees are one of the recommended live trees to use in the reptarium, but after inspection it would seem that the branches are too thin to support the weight of a chameleon... is there a more
:secure plant?
:I would love an experienced chameleon owner to answer my "newb"
:questions. Thanks!
:

The above mentioned chameleons both look for the highest point. As for size those sizes aren't needed (unless you just want them). You can house either as adults in a 100 gal. Ficuse trees are fine and will support them just buy a bigger one as opposed to the smaller ones.
Just remember that cricket's will chew through your 100.00 plus reptariums in no time (trust me i have had all mine chewed) so you want to consider getting a regular chameleon cage made of aluminum. As for misting, i use a I.V. bag and let it run since i can determine the drip rate. I also mist 2 times a day (morning and late afternoon).



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