Blog Entries

  1. Cage Upgrade - Story Time Part 2

    I'm just picking up from part 1. No need to re-introduce everything. For funsies skip to the story above the last picture in this post! Branches - I got a bundle of sticks/branches from the woods and spent a whole afternoon cleaning them up. I like to take a sharp utility knife and whittle off ALL the knobs. Call me crazy, but usually they're sharp enough to cut my screen enclosure. Sometimes I debark the branches...depends on if it's flaky, decomposing, or looks like there might be bugs...
  2. Cage Upgrade - Story Time Part 1

    The past few months I've been focusing my love for Pepe towards his cage upgrade (and a few other small details), and I think today I finally reached a point of completion. I'll definitely give the details (and pics) needed for anyone who might be going through the same stages in chameleon care and have questions for a cage upgrade, but I can't help but also tell the story behind everything as well. On a personal note, I've had a rough few months battling some crippling anxiety and a dash...
  3. New bedroom and plants

    It’s been awhile. My sister moved out of our house and I got to take over her bedroom. This means that I finally have a window that works! Which also means, Leon can climb on the new pothos plant that hangs right infront if the window, all on the curtains, and if he wants he can climb from there to the outside plants that are outside of the window. So much more areas for him to have fun in! I don’t have that many pictures ( that are good) of Leon right now but this is just a little update....
  4. Chamlie growing

    Chamlie has definitely let her personality shine, she does not like us much unless we have food. She adores the dogs and will go where ever she can in her home to watch the dogs it’s actully quite funny. I would say her favorite things to do are hang/watch the dogs,eatting and when it’s rainning out side. She still will not come to us but will at least eat from th dish when we hold it up to her, as well as only really appears to like us when we have food in hand or out for feeding. She is...
  5. Intro to Advanced LED Lighting 102

    Advanced LED Lighting 102 - This blog is a collective of information myself (and others, if they wish it to be included) have gathered, about Advanced LED Lighting for Chameleons. A step far and beyond, the prefabbed LEDs on Amazon! For those that want more for their plants and animals!
  6. Day 5

    Today Chamlie actually ate some worms! She was all over cage exploring looking for the crickets, this is the only time she is truly happy. No cal worms just not her style until this morning I think she was starving but she is eatting crickets like crazy. I know she’s growing so I’m doing my best to give her variety to help build her up. She does not want to come out of her home nor anything to do with me... I think I will have to force her out on Friday to do a deep cleaning on her...
  7. 4th Day

    Chamlie was moody today, she was caught hanging out over her laying bin serveral times so I don’t know if she was hunting or actually looking lay eggs. She was not into worms at all I think she prefers crickets . I added more ivy to her home but I don’t think she likes it she stays far away from it... I tried to hand feed again today nope not having it and it appeared as if she wanted to come out while I cleaned her cage but did not come towards my hand. We will try for worms again today...
  8. Coming on up, with Chamlies home

    3rd Day:LOL: was a success as far as getting some new things in Chamlies home. Still not hand feeding and more interested in feeding then anything. She gets sad when she eats all 9 small crickets so I gave her four more and that seemed to peel her right up. I got one of her two plants placed in her cage along with threes sticks and her laying bin. Which I did catch her laying above it for a bit! Glad I made that move - picture below. I also plan on adding some fake Ivy, and possibly...
  9. 2nd Day

    :pChamlie was a little more sensitive to the dogs, more like she knew they where there. She has jumped on eatting Free range crickets but, still has not taken to hand feeding yet; maybe tomorrow fingers crossed . After she had 11 crickets she climbed half way up her home and showed off her happy colors! I am assuming ... (Picture below) I picked up some play sand and some coco husk/soil to mix up for a recommend plant. As well as a over sized pot to put in her home for a laying bin. (just...
  10. Chamlie’s Home Coming

    Our 1st day together was a little bit of a rough one only while she was at the petstore, which she did not want leave for the life of her! Literally took us three Days :p:cool: *I’ll explain below* :unsure: 1st day we went to get it was to late and we had nothing set up. :oops: 2nd day we went but she started shedding so we decided not to bring her home :confused::( . :LOL: 3rd day was a charm lol that is when we got her home! :eek: (she was being housed with a little larger female...
  11. Clydes death

    Well my baby girl Clyde passed last night in her sleep after waiting for me to get home from work she had tons of eggs for 3 days and was exhausted and weak despite. Refusing to eat she always drank water was loving energetic and cuddly unlike most chameleons she was one of a kind I can't believe she's gone she will always be missed and loved tonight is her burial its going to be hard I haven't got over the fact that shes gone at 1yrs old just because of eggs that are infertile I would...
  12. Baby Steps...

    I've now had little Pepe for 4 weeks and we're still working on building trust, very slowly. Here's what I've tried so far: A few times I've left the door to his enclosure open while I sit about 5 feet away, facing away, but occasionally turning to check to make sure he wasn't trying to escape or make a dramatic fall or anything like that...especially when the mistking kicks in and he HATES it. When I do this he is still extremely hesitant to come out of hiding and out into his basking...
  13. Intro to the Madgascar Biome Project!

    Hey guys, I been away awhile, had a new baby and a bunch of other stuff go down. So I had to leave the hobby among others. But I am back, and going to finish my large DIY enclosure, along with changing the plan, to a Madgascar Biome! SUMMARY IDEA The goal, 100% Naturalistic Vivarium! It will be a little slice of Madgascar in my living room! It will also house a F. Paradlis. ALL PLANTS will be Eastern Humid Forest Natives, just like the Panther. THE DETAILS! THE ENCLOSURE: The Enclosure,...
  14. Still adjusting and tweaking the setup, including feeders...

    Naturally, the new cham (name STILL undecided...I'm so indecisive on this it's ridiculous) and I are till setting into routines, still getting details tweaked, and improving the environment. I have been continuously sealing my reservoir bucket for Mistking with silicon, waiting patiently for it to cure, filling it with water, and seeing yet again another slow drip of water. Before this dang reservoir bucket I thought I was a pretty handy person, but this pain in the butt makes even the...
  15. Day 2 update with my little guy

    Holy shitake mushrooms what a whirlwind the past 2 days have been with this crazy little guy! Day 1 was all about making sure the basics were met, but of course still very exciting!! Everything from opening the box carefully, seeing him for the first time, getting him in his enclosure, getting him to eat, misting, checking for healthy signs like poo and urate, etc.. For the most part all of this went smoothly and things seemed great. I thought I must have created a nice home for him because...
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