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  1. Connorology

    Feeder History: Where Did Dubias Come From?

    When did dubia roaches first become commercially available? And when did they become as widespread as they are now? I started out keeping reptiles when I was a kid in the late 90's and early to mid 00's. Back then, the insect feeders commercially available were crickets and mealworms, with the...
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    Bioactive Setup and Lighting Suggestions

    Good Evening All, I've seen a few posts recently about bioactive builds and lighting. I thought I would share the enclosure I setup for my two year old panther Chameleon Spicoli back in December, with lighting and drainage specs for anyone trying to build something similar. Spicoli in a 36" x...
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    Humidifier Setup Question

    Good Morning, I run an ultrasonic humidifier into my chameleon's enclosure. I pipe the fog in with a vinyl tube and keep it set fairly low to increase the humidity without shrouding the animal in fog. I'm pretty good about cleaning the humidifier itself, but I noticed today that the tubing...
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    Ficus pumila: Any Concerns?

    I am in the early stages of planning an enclosure remodel for my two year old panther chameleon, for both practical and aesthetic reasons. I have some creeping fig (Ficus pumila) left over from another project, and I think it would look good climbing up the vivarium backdrop. From my cursory...
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    Sick Jackson's: Looking for Community Input

    Good Afternoon All, So the takeaway to the attached novel is that I'm looking for some community input on my chameleon's health issues. I have taken him to an experienced exotics veterinarian and I am a veterinary student myself. That said, chameleons are unique animals, and it can be tough to...
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    Baytril Treatment Regimen

    Hello, I have a question for members who have administered oral baytril to their animals: for how many days did you have to give baytril? And did your vet have you administering every 24 hours or every 48? Thanks.
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    Triceros jacksonii jacksonii

    Does anyone have experience with this subspecies (T. j. jacksonii) or know a good breeder to purchase from? I've seen some pretty spectacular colors on these guys, compared to the solid green of the xantholophus, though I'm not sure if those colors are representative or just the most strikingly...
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    Upgrade Suggestions for Jackon's Chameleon

    Good evening all, So I am looking to upgrade my chameleon's cage in the near future. Currently I'm using a slightly modified bird-cage (2' by 2' by 3')...
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    Sick Jackson's Chameleon: Tongue Weakness, Insect Calorie Count, General Update

    I have a positive update regarding my chameleon's condition: After 12 days of treatment for an oral infection he has improved noticeably (See: https://www.chameleonforums.com/threads/assistance-needed-palliative-care-for-sick-jacksons-chameleon.146572/). His mouth is almost entirely healed and...
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    Assistance Needed: Palliative Care for Sick Jackson's Chameleon

    Good Evening All, My Jackson's Chameleon is fairly sick from an abscess turned mouth-rot that developed very quickly over the holidays. I've taken him to the vet, and she gave me ceftazidime injections I need to give him every three days along with subcutaneous saline. I also need to swab his...
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    Noisy UVB

    Good Evening Everyone, This may be a silly question, but are any of you folks aware of a quiet option for UVB hoods? I currently use an 18inch hood with a zoomed uvb5. My only complaint: It emits a high pitched buzz that gets on my nerves (and has as long as I can recall). I'm not sure if...
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    Growth Near Vent

    Good Evening Everyone, My chameleon has some sort of growth near his vent. He does not seem to be in any discomfort. I first noticed this about a week ago, but thought it was discolored shed. I do not still think that is the case. Link...
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    Gutloading/Dusting/Varied Feeders

    Hi All, I've been reading a lot of posts about the ingredients in a good dry gutload. Some of these recipes are so elaborate that they contain 20+ ingredients in order to ensure the prey items have had a chance to consume a feed that contains all the necessary vitamins and minerals a...
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    Jackson's Horn Growth/Shedding Issues

    Hi All, So this isn't an urgent concern exactly, my Jackson's appears to be doing quite well. Rather, I am just looking for some general input on two minor issues: 1) The horn above his right eye is slanted downwards a tad, and is growing slightly unevenly. I have read posts here and...
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    Jackson's Off Balance

    Hi All, So when I left for work this morning, my ~year old male Jackson's chameleon was doing fine. I misted him for a minute or two and he drank the water. He also appears to have eaten about five small dubia roaches today. So he started off the day healthy. However, he is now moving...
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    Pinkie Mice As Feeders

    Hi All, I was wondering if there's a consensus on whether or not pinkie mice can be occasionally used as feeders for larger chameleon species. I have read mixed things about the topic in the past. Posts and comments seem to be divided into 2-3 categories: 1) Yes. They provide some extra...
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    Tongue Mechanics

    Can anyone point me to some resources (Journal articles, visualizations, reputable websites etc) that explain the anatomy/mechanics behind the chameleon's tongue launching capability? I have a basic understanding of it from a herpetology course I took in college, but that a was a couple years...
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    ChamCam (Chameleon Live)

    Hi Folks, I set up a webcam in my Jax's cage. I've had him a week now, and I plan to use the camera to periodically check in on him while I am at work to make sure he's doing ok. I thought I'd post a link here as well if anyone wants to take a peek...
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    New Jackson's Chameleon

    Hello All, So I bit the bullet yesterday and bought a male Jax from a local reptile store. Time will tell if that was the right decision, or if I should have ordered direct from a breeder. He's in the acclimation phase now, but he seems healthy. He's been drinking when I mist him and he's...
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    Growing Feeder Snails

    Hi All, I've been reading through a couple threads about using CB garden snails as feeders. Does anyone know how long it takes before the progeny are large enough to feed off? (The type we have all over in California is Cornu aspersum). I've seen a couple sources say they aren't fully...
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