Atticus and the new parsons enclosures.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Twitchet, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. Twitchet

    Twitchet Chameleon Enthusiast

    It’s been a while since I’ve posted about the parsons,
    They were moved from old smaller enclosures into a new purpose build shed, both have large floor to ceiling enclosures, 7ft long, planted and with their own access to outdoor 6ft long sunrooms for warmer days. The shed is also fitted with improved ventilation with windows and built in extraction fan so I can keep temperatures down and cool at night.
    Their old houses which were 5ft long now house my veiled and panther so they are happy and also have their own access out to individual 6ft sunrooms.
    The other side of the shed now has three condos, housing a xanth, a porcus false chameleon and Nemo a kinyonga boehmei.
    These two parsons seem to take change and moving quite hard and took a long time to settle in but they finally have and I am confident that this summer will see them do well and contribute to grow.
    Atticus, CBB 15 was 60g when I got him back in summer 16, he is now 500g and unbelievably impressive, he doesn’t like being looked at and starts to stress fairly easily but tolerates handling well.
    The female is still 500g despite being tricky to feed for a while but she is getting back on form now.
    They seem to take up a lot of time and space and in the summer I spend even longer with them, letting them out in the sun, adjusting their shading for the days weather, misting sessions etc, I’m their personal attendant all day but despite the work and the stress of being guardians to these creatures they are worth it and I do feel privileged to work with them.
    I’m so proud of Atticus, he was such a funny little duckling and is growing to be a Swan.
    Complete with calci fly.

    Little baby Atticus.
    Females enclosure is straight ahead but the enclosure goes around the corner to the right but half is hidden from view. Female at top of enclosure.
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  2. Remkon

    Remkon Chameleon Enthusiast

    @Twitchet ,the way you care for your animals is a complement to the hobby.
    The shed looks great, I hope I can match that with mine!

    Parsons are probably the prettiest living rocks on the face of the earth and yours look great!
  3. Twitchet

    Twitchet Chameleon Enthusiast

    Thank you Remko, that means a lot and I’m sure your shed will be absolutely brilliant, can’t wait to see it finished, neither can you I guess!!:LOL:
    Living rocks is right although lately they’ve been walking around a lot.. for them anyway.. and it’s nice to see.
  4. Fiona's Mom

    Fiona's Mom Chameleon Enthusiast

    I'm in love with baby Atticus.:love: As to your setup.....all i can say is WOW!!
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  5. jannb

    jannb Chameleon Enthusiast

    I totally agree with Remkon. You do such a fantastic job in everything that you do. The parsons are looking gorgeous and so healthy and their homes are just totally awesome.
  6. Twitchet

    Twitchet Chameleon Enthusiast

    Thank you for your comments, yes, he was like a little shrimp when he was a baby, so small and now so huge, it’s been a real treat to watch him grow up and he’s still got a long way to go.
  7. Twitchet

    Twitchet Chameleon Enthusiast

    Thank you so much Jann, that means a great great deal, I tried to be as prepared as possible when I got them but I never thought they would need quite so much but it’s a chance of a lifetime isn’t it.
    I’ve been through thinking I couldn’t cope with them and the responsibility of keeping such animals but I’m really enjoying them more than ever now and I can’t wait to see them outdoors every day hopefully right up to October in the sun.. well...shade.;)
    Thank you.
  8. JacksJill

    JacksJill Chameleon Enthusiast

    A wonderful setup with so many nice details. I'm sure they will continue to thrive now that they are getting over the newness. "Change is different and therefore bad" is their motto.
  9. jamest0o0

    jamest0o0 Chameleon Enthusiast

    Amazing! Glad to see things are going well for you and your parson's.
  10. CJ's Exotics

    CJ's Exotics Chameleon Enthusiast

    The chams, the enclosures, and the shed look amazing! That must have been such hard work, great job! Details down to the painting on the shed walls!
  11. Motherlode Chameleon

    Motherlode Chameleon Chameleon Enthusiast

    Great job! The indoor enclosures turned out amazing. Wasn't there an outside part of your shed for your Calumma parsonii parsonii? Could you post pictures of the sun rooms?

    Best Regards
    Jeremy A. Rich
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  12. Boston Pitty

    Boston Pitty Established Member

    This is amazing! Your chameleons are happy :)
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  13. Twitchet

    Twitchet Chameleon Enthusiast

    Thank you for your comments, yes, they did find changing houses difficult which is understandable, I suppose I’m spoilt in the fact that my panther and veiled are bomb proof and when they moved into the old parsons houses they were totally fine and eating instantly!
    Even trimming a few leaves back is viewed with great suspicion for the parsons! :rolleyes::)
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  14. Twitchet

    Twitchet Chameleon Enthusiast

    Thank you James, very kind and it’s nice to see them doing well. :)
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  15. Twitchet

    Twitchet Chameleon Enthusiast

    Thank you very much, that’s very kind.
    Thank you, I hope they are happy, as happy as a parsons can be anyway.
  16. Twitchet

    Twitchet Chameleon Enthusiast

    Thank you Jeremy, very kind of you.
    the first reptile shed wasn’t adaptable enough so one day I had a ‘clever’ idea:rolleyes::( of saving and buying another shed tailored just to the parsons,
    I tried very hard to get these new indoor enclosures more suited to a parsons habit, so a wide range of branch sizes and touch wood, no pinkfoot, nice easy walk ways and lots of easy connecting branches for easier access from one level to another, the plants love it in there, so nice cover, it was difficult to workout layout as the sunrooms could only be on one side and both houses needed access via hatches out there, it wasn’t ideal but there was no other option, the sunrooms have not yet been fitted with branches, mistkings, rubber matting incase they fall, shading, a dividing panel, or plants as it’s u.k winter but it’s warm enough soon for them to come out for a few hours, the panels in the sun rooms are removable for uv and need meshing so still a way to go.
    So not much to show but they are a nice size for them and I look forward to letting them out.
    Thank you.
  17. savage13

    savage13 Avid Member


    Hey Tabitha your boy turn out to be amazing reminds me of mines boy:(... I love your enclosures I also noticed the female in her home and your boy in his.. Looks like in another 2 or 3 years you’ll be Ready for the next step. On how to become a grandma:D... Best wishes..
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  18. Twitchet

    Twitchet Chameleon Enthusiast

    Hello Felix, oh that means a lot that he looks like your boy:(,
    Yes they were in amongst the plants hiding away but you spotted them! Yes, still a way to go before being a grandma, I don’t know if I would as I don’t think there’s enough people here that would want a parsons here, if I do I’ll send you one! :) But you’ll have a bit of a wait.
    Hoping you are well. Best wishes to you too.
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  19. Garrett

    Garrett Chameleon Enthusiast

    The meme on your door :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
  20. Did you name ur baby parson after Atticus Finch from the book “ Kill a Mocking bird “?

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