So far Veiled and Panther
Avid Member, Male, 24, from Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Always loved the smell of lilac flowers. Jun 7, 2018
- Jevin was last seen:
- Oct 24, 2018
- Apr 14, 1994 (Age: 24)
- Calgary, Alberta, Canada
- Liquor Store Cashier
- Jevin Wutzke
I got my first chameleon, Daisy, back in early 2009, and she passed away roughly 3 years later, just shy of 3.5 years of age. She died of old age, although towards the end of her life, she had an infection on her tongue, but it was dealt with and she had recovered from it. She was a very over productive egg layer and would lay eggs about once every three months and clutches of 60 or more infertile eggs. She was my first reptile and I was very sad to see her pass.
- Favorite Species:
- So far Veiled and Panther
However, I learned a lot from owning her and a lot from the time she passed to when I acquired my second chameleon in October 2017. I learned that the enclosure given to me from the breeder I purchased Daisy from was sufficient, but also lacking. It did not provide many climbing routes or hides and had sphagnum moss covering the bottom, in addition to a reptirain, which according to the breeder would keep the humidity levels up. From my experience, the reptirain was never capable of anything more than a split up stream of water. The setup did however have a ficus and two pothos and was a mesh cage.
Fast forward to the acquiring of my second chameleon and third reptile, a Panther Chameleon called Chandler Bing. I have built a custom enclosure for him that is more than big enough for him and is equipped with a MistKing in addition to the room he is kept in having a humidifier which keeps the humidity in the acceptable range. His lights are all on timers and I used stuff I learned from my first Chameleon and my Bearded Dragon to make care of him relatively easy to do.