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Old 05-31-2007, 12:03 AM
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What type of Chameleon Do I have?

Hello Reptile World. I recently bought a sub-adult Chameleon and was told that he was a Graceful Chameleon but as I look at pictures of Chameleons she doesn't look anything like the pictures that I see. She has some sort of flap behind his neck that I have only seen open when I first got him last week. He has three stubby little horns that I'm wondering if perhaps as he gets older might they grow longer. She is most of the time a green color but can change to a dark brown or grey and when she is green she has orange spots or reddish areas along her side. She does have a crest. I'll try to get a picture I'm sure that would help a lot. Thanks.
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Old 05-31-2007, 07:30 AM
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Sounds almost like a Werner's Chameleon. A picture would help bunches.
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Old 05-31-2007, 09:08 AM
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Yeah I'll have to get some pictures. Got to go buy a digital camera first. Wow Chameleons can get expensive. LOL. I looked at a picture of a Werner the proboscis on mine is much shorter it doesn't extend past its nose and it has two just on the inside of th eyes which are small too. Will they grow possibly?
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Old 06-03-2007, 09:07 PM
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What type of Chameleon do I have

I already asked this question once but now I have pictures. I downloaded them to my profile. Hope somebody can take a look at them and tell me what he is. Right now I"m leaning towards a female Jackson? Thanks. I figure it out my photos are in the members gallery under Wally. Alphabetical so look towards the back pages I think 12 or 13.

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Old 06-04-2007, 06:40 AM
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You have a female Chameleo trioceros fuelleborni.

Here is a caresheet to start you out on keeping her properly: http://www.adcham.com/html/taxonomy/...elleborni.html

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Old 06-04-2007, 10:43 AM
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By the way I followed that online lead and it led me to a page that basically told me where they come from and how to identify them but there was no real information on temps and humidity. I'm looking for some info specifically for my type of Chameleon but it seems hard to find. Thanks. Peace
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Old 06-04-2007, 07:57 PM
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I work with many montane species of chameleons but not the fuelleborni specifically so I can't offer personal insights on them. There are people on this forum that do so hopefully they will pipe up and offer you some direction.

In the meantime, I would keep her in a screen cage (I think you've got her in a tank?) with a ambient temperature of about 80F. The hot spot can be a bit higher, but make sure she can get away to a cooler spot if she wants. High humidity is a must for montanes - like 70% or more all the time. This can be achieved with misting and a cool mist humidifier. Offer lots of different, gutloaded crunchy bugs like crickets, roaches and flies. She is probably wild caught so a trip to the vet for a check-up and fecal analysis is recommended. She may also be gravid - the fuelleborni give live birth. most WC montanes are very shy so keep handling to minimum if at all.

Some common names are flapjack or Poroto 3 horned chameleons. Perhaps a google search with those parameters will give you better caresheet results.

Good luck! She's real pretty.
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Yeah I have her in an aquarium right now. Perhaps I should get a net cage. But I would think it would be harder to keep the humidity up in one of those. Right now I"m relying on water bottle. I think the reason she was closing her eyes during the day time was because I had her light on all night. I started turning it off last night. I just watched her drink and I think she is eating though I haven't seen her eat today. Thanks for your input. Oh incidentally temps 80 in basking and 77 at cool end. humidity around 70. I saw on another website that these lizards are used to extreme changes in temp and they even suggested keeping them outside. HMMM? I live on the coast of Washington state its summer so the weather is decent but in the Winter I would doubt she would like that at all.
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Old 06-04-2007, 08:26 PM
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Poroto Mountains

Just wanted to let you know I"m looking up info on her original home. The Poroto Mountains. Some interesting stuff.
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