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There are at least three reasonable supplement schedules commonly in use these days. The one bit of advise I would give for all of them is to not over dust the feeders. Too much of a good thing is a bad thing. Your feeder insects should never look like powdered doughnuts or that scene from...
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"Help". "Need Help" and "Help Please", are not good thread titles. Give us something to go on before we open it and see we don't even know the species that you have. There are dozens possibly hundreds of pages of these titles. I really want to help people with their chameleons but I only have so...
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I really like Bean Beetles, Callosobruchus maculatus, as a feeder for baby chameleons in combination with other feeders. I have used them to feed clutches of Jackson's, Hoehneli and know panther breeders who use them with success as well. I will discuss their care and use in the form of a pros...
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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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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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Disinfection This section is for times when a total tear down of the cage is in order. If you have a cage that sadly has no occupant or the occupant needs to get over some infection and never get it back. Maybe you bought the cage on craigslist or you don't know for sure what happened with...
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How did this Happen? D3 toxicity is possible in any chameleon fed excess supplementation. It is most common in Jackson's and other montane, high altitude chameleons, because of their slower metabolism but it happens to other species as well. This can easily happen to any new keeper if they have...
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Deep Cleaning Supplies: paper towels, sponge or scrub brush, gloves, eye protection, dish soap like Dawn, chlorine bleach diluted (never ever mix beach and ammonia) or an activated hydrogen peroxide like Clorox Healthcare® Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner Disinfectant Optional: Clear household...
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Weekly Cleaning Supplies: paper towels. 70% isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) or white vinegar diluted 1:1 Optional: activated hydrogen peroxide like Clorox Healthcare® Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner Disinfectant, Hot steam cleaner No matter what products you use, read and follow the...
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Cage cleaning is an important aspect of husbandry but probably not everyones favorite. It is still as vital as humidity, temperature or nutrition for the healthy life of your chameleon. I have adapted my training at keeping a veterinary hospital cage clean to cleaning a chameleon habitat. Where...

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