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  1. DanSB

    A cricket only diet is acceptable

    I keep seeing where people are posting on here that a cricket only diet is not healthy / not good. I disagree. I think a cricket only diet dusted with Repashy calcium plus and a good gut load like Cricket Crack and fresh veggies is a perfectly acceptable diet for most captive bred chameleons...
  2. DanSB

    Senegal Chameleon Group!

    I've been wanting to start a Senegal Chameleon breeding group for many years now but one thing or another has always slowed me down. So when I saw an ad from a reputable reptile seller advertising juveniles available I finally couldn't resist. I really just want to start with a 1:2 group but...
  3. DanSB

    Exo-Terras new waterfall

    It looks like our friends at Exo Terra have designed a waterfall specifically for Herps that don't recognize standing water. If I'm correct we will begin to see this product sold with many chams so it wouldn't hurt to take a look at it and decide if it solves the "Dirty Dangerous Waterfall"...
  4. DanSB

    Black Soldier Flies

    In my infinite wisdom I purchased 150 lot of BSF larvae (insert brand name here). Didn't keep them in the fridge, and only feed about 4 a day... I'm starting to get flies and nobody in the house right now will eat the flies. I really can't find info about feeding, breeding in a controlled...
  5. DanSB

    Post 1,000

    I make very few superfluous, self indulgent posts. But it is a rare and grand occasion when one can say with confidence they have hit the little submit button 1,000 times on what is without doubt the best English language dedicated chameleon forum on the entire internet. I really enjoy...
  6. DanSB

    herp keeper vertebrate feeding psychosis

    I've noticed (more in people I know and other forums than here) this odd tendency of many herp keepers to get all excited and think it is awesome to watch their pet kill a vertebrate. I wonder if this is some sort of psychosis, or whatever mental illness. Or am I weird and it is normal for...
  7. DanSB

    How much money is enough?

    I often hear people say if you can't afford X you shouldn't have a chameleon. This happens most with vet visits but applies to other husbandry issues as well. I can have a nice, complete chameleon set up for under 100 dollars US (all currency will be in USD). I can find a lovely captive bred...
  8. DanSB

    Large Chain Pet Stores and Chameleons

    In my area there are two large chain pet stores, which as far as I can tell are present throughout the US. Both of which have had a glut of Chameleons lately, of which I always have to go and check out when I'm purchasing cat supplies. I seldom if ever purchase herp supplies, and rarely fish...
  9. DanSB

    What species likes it hot?

    So I'm having some issues keeping the afternoon temps in my house below 85 to 90 and this will likely persist for several months. My house is a Victorian, not really built with temperature in mind and because of some remodeling I can't keep ambient below 80 like last summer and will not be done...
  10. DanSB

    Chameleon Paradize!

    Last night we had a Chuck E Cheese night which as usual was trying for the adults but great fun for the kid. Following a 3 year old with a bucket of tokens from game to game we stumbled on the Chameleon Paradize! Essentially you get to hit a yellow button so a giant chameleon can knock down...
  11. DanSB

    Chamaeleo the "Junk" Chameleons

    It seems to me that other than Chamaeleo calyptratus most of this genus are seldom regarded as desirable or good pets, fetching the lowest prices if someone bothers to import them, not worth the time of a commercial breeder and neglected to die then considered too difficult to keep... This...
  12. DanSB

    Ch. africanus Temps, RH, etc...

    For those of you keeping africanus what are you doing for temps, RH, and any other general tips... I am currently keeping one male juvenile (lost my female already). Basking 90 - 95 F throughout the day. (I let it warm up by mid afternoon) Ambient 75 - 85 Overnight around 65 low RH...
  13. DanSB

    Sunken eyes Gaping Bloody Prolapse

    Your Chameleon - The species Ch. africanus sex, Female age 3 / 4 months? How long has it been in your care? 2 weeks Handling - How often do you handle your chameleon? Never Feeding - What are you feeding your cham? Small Crickets & Dubias What amount? offer 12-20 daily What is the...
  14. DanSB

    Paraffin Wax Cage finish?

    Has anyone used Paraffin wax to finish their wood cham enclosures? I can't imagine there would be any issue with a paraffin wax and a chameleon but figured I'd throw it out there just to see if anyone knows of some weird thing that makes no sense and is typical of chameleons :)
  15. DanSB

    Complaining

    As some of you know my Pipin my Senegal passed away a little while ago. The first few days were tough, I kept trying to mist the enclosure or get some insects ready for dinner. I still have an impulse to mist and the frogs appreciate the extra attention I suppose. I can't find any dang...
  16. DanSB

    See ya later Pipin

    Pipin the Senegal has left us. After a short bout with some sort of infection he passed before we were able to even get him to a vet. Last Friday he spent the day with his eyes closed all day. Suspecting a vitamin deficiency and possible dehydration I acted accordingly. Saturday evening it...
  17. DanSB

    Dehydration cure

    So my house had been a little warmer than usual due to the thermostat acting up not to mention when it was running the AC dries out the house like nobodies business. I would spray the enclosure until it was soaking wet only to find everything bone dry an hour later. Needless to say my...
  18. DanSB

    Pyrethrin insecticides and Chameleons forced exposure...

    I'm not sure how many places have air born spraying of their areas for mosquitoes but anyone in Sacramento county where I live should be aware the local Vector control conducts aerial spraying to kill of mosquitoes due to West Nile Virus activity and supposedly some forms of Malaria infecting...
  19. DanSB

    West African Humid Savannah information?

    Does anyone know of a good resource to find information on the West African Humid Savannah? Specifically I'm looking for climate, native plants, and insects. This is the natural habitat of the Senegal Chameleon and I've been trying to determine best husbandry practices. It seems like this...
  20. DanSB

    Pet Store Experience

    I've seen multiple threads about people's pet store experiences on here today so I thought I would add mine. Except my experience is much different. There is a reptile specialty store with two locations south of Sacramento Ca that I am sure anyone in the area knows about. They aren't perfect...
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