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Posted by ozone on April 25, 2003 at 08:39:08:
In Reply to: easiest chameleon posted by leofreak on April 24, 2003 at 16:05:30:
I'm no expert, but I've been doing lots of research of my own on this subject..and the consensus is that veiled is the easiest cham to keep, followed by the panther. Both are pretty hearty for chams (although not "easy" pets/herps by any means), but it's my understanding that veils are slightly easier for beginners because they grow faster than panthers (babies/juveniles are tougher to keep in general), they don't need quite the same level of humidity than panthers require, and their final size is a bit smaller than panthers (so the cage doesn't need to be quite as huge). Veils, of course, also cost quite a bit less than panthers.
On the other hand, adult panthers have a reputation for being somewhat more friendly towards humans than veils, who have more of a tendency to hiss or bite at owners. This is by no means a hard and fast rule, however. Individual chams all have different personalities.
Hope this helps.