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My Wife's New Veiled Chameleon :)

Discussion in 'Chameleons' started by Andyc3020, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. Og_

    Og_ Elite Member

    I really hate coming into the middle of a discussion like this and not knowing all the details. However, I am very familiar with some of the symptoms and the causes.
  2. Andyc3020

    Andyc3020 Elite Member

    He is in the back room away from where we are most of the time. In the same room as my timor monitor. Both are very shy so we leave him alone most of the time. There is so much conflicting information about chameleons. I am half way convinced the air flow thing is a myth and the only reason they need screen cage is to avoid their own reflection. I have two computer fans i can hook up if I need to though. What is the scientific reason for needing air flow? I have seen him eat two crickets and he has crickets and fruit flies in his cage now.
  3. Poison

    Poison Elite Member

    They need constant air flow to prevent contant high humidity. Give them constant high humidity and he will get RI.

    Again, they do not need a screen cage.
  4. mshrmheadcharge

    mshrmheadcharge Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Exactly what poison said. It's important that you get him out of the fish tank...
  5. Andyc3020

    Andyc3020 Elite Member


    very interesting article about mesh vs. glass cage.

    Looks like air flow is important especially in tall cages. Since I am using a 20 gal. long tank, there should be plenty of airflow according to this article anyway.

    Having said that, I am going to hook up one of my computer fans as a puller fan to get more air flow. And like I said, I'm going to be finishing his screen cage this weekend.

    I really appreciate everyone's input and advice. :)
  6. Poison

    Poison Elite Member

    The Bradypodion (the chams in the first 2 pics ) you see in that article have since past away do to RI. They need much more air flow then a panther or veiled

    Als as you can see, he is using exo terras and the other enclosure have vents in them. All of his cages have good air flow.
  7. Andyc3020

    Andyc3020 Elite Member

    yes sir/ma'am . I read the whole thing and it does talk about the importance of ventilation. I guess I just associate ventilation with loss of humidity. It is just counterintuitive as a reptile guy to use screen. I'm sure you understand. Don't worry, I'll take care of him.
  8. rhinokeeper

    rhinokeeper Elite Member

    I got my cham when she was about 3 weeks old and she uas lived in a glass viv her entire life and she is doing great but I do use usb fans.
  9. Og_

    Og_ Elite Member

    Air circulation and proper humidity is the key. However, It is a challenge to achieve both in a small enclosure. The smaller the enclosure, The more difficult it is.
  10. Andyc3020

    Andyc3020 Elite Member

    Growing growing growing... Healthy little guy. Thanks for the tips everyone :)

  11. Andyc3020

    Andyc3020 Elite Member

    his cage is on the right... not setup the way i want it yet.. .still need a drainage system and a lot more plants.

    If you are wondering, my v. auffenbergi's cage is on the left


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  12. Andyc3020

    Andyc3020 Elite Member

    I re-decorated today. Much better :)

    I still want to put some real plants on the bottom. that's why its kinda open down there.



    (it's more cluttered than it looks in this pic)

    you can't see how many different size stick are in there now. It is pretty cluttered. Hendrix seems happy.

  13. dylroche

    dylroche Well-Known Member

    Impulse buys are the best ;]! ccongrats
  14. suad

    suad Member

    Where is your Drip Cup so he can hydrate ?
    Very important !!
    Beautiful cage you built though!
  15. Andyc3020

    Andyc3020 Elite Member

    there doesn't have to be a drip cup. He laps it off the leaves. The humidifier creates plenty of condensation. The bottom of the cage is sealed with plastic and has a drain hole.
  16. Andyc3020

    Andyc3020 Elite Member


    just realized this pic didn't upload correctly lets try again.
  17. Thalatte

    Thalatte Elite Member

    very nice.
  18. Andyc3020

    Andyc3020 Elite Member

    He is growing so fast!


  19. Andyc3020

    Andyc3020 Elite Member

    I just realized we have had Hendrix for exactly 4 months today. :) so i guess he is about 5 months old.


    he isn't in such a great mood today... or ever haha :(

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  20. aProffitt19

    aProffitt19 New Member

    He is so awesome! I love the cage setup, too! I have a female Veiled Chameleon and she's about a year old and she's pretty moody as well. Especially when I invade her turf to clean up her cage lol.

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