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  • An Up-To-Date Husbandry Form
    Dear "twinklefingers" person, I was just wondering what that pic you got of a chameleons skeleton is suppose to represent??
  • Chameleon herbivory
    I didn't expect it to take an annotated bibliography form, but this is exactly what I meant by finding a new angle and attacking it again. Bravo!
  • Chameleon herbivory
    This may be another reason for chameleons eating leaves, etc...to rid themselves of parasites...and that could be why veileds seem to do it in the...
  • Chameleon herbivory
    One more bit to add...
  • Chameleon herbivory
    Interesting, I actually read that pin worms in tortoises are beneficial in that way.

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Overarching question: Why do some chameleons eat plants? Related Questions: Are all/some chameleons omnivores? What exactly makes an animal an omnivore? Should I be feeding my chameleon vegetables? Do some chameleons need plant material in their diet? Are chameleons able to digest/extract...
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This is another shot of the pots as well as more grapevine that is foamed in. After the cage is done I will use bendy vines to connect the grapevine branches and will also drape pothos over them to create small hideaways for the chameleon. I hope this helps and please feel free to PM me with...
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On the back we are placing 4 pots. I use the 8" plastic pots and foam them into place. My plants are in other 8" pots so I can slide them in and out as needed. I have tried using smaller pots and was disappointed. By using 8" pots you can grow a nicely sized pothos or spider plant (my 2 go-to...
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These are the 2 back panels of the cage. We only work on 1 side panel, or the 2 back panels at a time both for space and to not go crazy.
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Carve down any bumps you don't like and add some foam to any holes (foam is cheaper than silicone). Liberally squeeze the silicone onto the foam. Work in smallish areas never applying more than one tube of silicone at time. Then scoop and pack your not completely dry coco husk and pack it with...
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We like adding grapevine directly into the expanding foam for extra stability. Again, zip tie the pieces to hold them into place then foam after snipping the ends of the zip ties. When you are doing the layers of foam add it ONE LAYER OF FOAM AT A TIME, letting it dry completely between layers.
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Decide if you will have a branch or pot for a planter on this piece. Secure those to the egg crate. Use horizontal pieces of egg crate zip tied to the vertical egg crate to create ledges for pots or dimension to the structure. Now it's time for the expanding foam. Put down a base layer of foam...
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The first step we covered 1 side panel with black silicone. This step was only necessary for us due to the placement of the cage in our reptile room. This cage will have it's side facing 2 other cages, so instead of doing a moveable barrier I didn't want to have to worry about that and instead...
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The first step is to gather your supplies. You will need: One 2 ft x 4ft sheet of egg crate (light diffuser) plus scraps I had around. I purchased at a local Box hardware store. They have smaller pieces available for use in aquariums on Amazon for smaller projects. Search egg crate light...
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Anyone reading this is probably familiar with the thread I recently started about mentorship, and my obvious over-exuberance, naiveté, idealism and all those other typical traits that come along with being a relative newcomer to a community. So be it! Recently, @JacksJill suggested that the...
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While I'm sure the forum pros can ferret out threads that answer the following questions, I rarely hear them discussed, answered or even asked. So here it goes: 1) Why don't screened cages come with uv transmitting acrylic strips on the tops? Since the typical cage screen filters out up to 50%...
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This blog is not related to chameleons specifically but may have some relevance in the future with breeding “friendly chameleons”. I am in no way claiming this to be scientific fact, just making personal observations based on my experiences with a very small population of lizards. My personal...
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Chameleon Info: Your Chameleon - He is a veiled chameleon named Khalid. I got him on 7/21/19 at a local reptile Expo. The seller told me he was 10 weeks old at the time of purchase. That would put his birthday at May 12th, 2019. It's mid October now, so he should be about 5 months old...
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It’s Saturday morning, I’m out picking up coffee with my three year old daughter Nora. My wife calls me to tell me our cat just brought in a lizard, it’s still alive and it’s escaped into our bathroom. I say, “That’s pretty metal, what do we want to name the lizard?” We make an unexpected stop...
Information gathered 9/6/2019: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Elm Creek Animal Hospital 327 Dean Ave E Champlin MN 55316 (763) 427-5150 M-F 8-6pm Saturday 8–12pm Sunday Closed Dr. Reierson, 43yrs, Wednesdays - beginning to retire and training new...
First shed in my care: 7/27, lasted a couple days Shed once more in between 9/5/19-9/6/19 On 9/27, he started shedding one leg and by 9/29 was finished. The last time he shed, he shed just one leg first. Then a couple days later, the rest would go. It's 10/6 and Khalid looks like the final...
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If you want a place in the Forum Calendar or a shiny medal next to your avatar there are some basic things you will have to do. First understand what the contest is looking for pictures that will ultimately go into the calendar. Nobody wants to be distracted by your fingernails, dirty or...
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Welcome to another installment of our World Chameleon Species Tour! Today we are in the Cameroon highlands with Trioceros pfefferi. Natural History: Trioceros pfefferi is a small size chameleon around the size of a carpet chameleon. It is listed as living between 1100m to 1900m by the IUCN...
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I will be exploring the link between excessive doses of oral vitamin D3 (hyper-vitaminosis) and the appearance of low vitamin A levels (hypo-vitaminosis ). There has been controversy in the past on wether or not it is safe to give vitamin A as retinol to chameleons versus only vitamin A from...
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I'm always trying to find these links for people. Now anyone who is interested in knowing more about Jacksons chameleons can find them here. Articles This is the caresheet from this site if you haven't seen it and you want to take care of a Jackson's Chameleon read it...
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