Atticus and the new parsons enclosures.

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

  1. absolutbill

    absolutbill Chameleon Enthusiast

    What an amazing enclosure you have! I love Parsons, but I just can't see myself undertaking such responsibility with them. I'm far better with the more resilient species!
     
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  2. Motherlode Chameleon

    Motherlode Chameleon Chameleon Enthusiast

    Looks great! HaHa more pictures and it is Okay to show off your newly or soon to be finished custom Parsonii shed.

    Best Regards
    Jeremy A. Rich
     
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  3. Action Jackson

    Action Jackson Chameleon Enthusiast

    Great job. The love you have for your chameleons sure shows.
     
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  4. Twitchet

    Twitchet Chameleon Enthusiast

    Well done Garrett! You spotted it!!:D(y)
    I cannot take credit for it I’m afraid,
    Years ago someone was asking here about keeping parsons for the first time and someone said you don’t just go and purchase a parsons,
    then straight away someone else sent that meme in and it always made me laugh, I kept it ever since.
    Oh how very very true those words on the meme are though !!!
     
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  5. Twitchet

    Twitchet Chameleon Enthusiast

    I just love To Kill a mockingbird but he wasn’t, it’s such a great name but Atticus came from another character on TV. I just love that name and it suits him now . Thanks.
    Thank you Jeremy, I will definitely get some photos added here of them outdoors when the sun or should I say shade rooms are done.

    Thank you so much Craig, those are nice words for a beginner parsons keeper to read. :)
     
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  6. Twitchet

    Twitchet Chameleon Enthusiast

    Thanks Michelle, I know what you mean, when I first got them it was stressful with the responsibility of them, thinking I shouldn’t of got them and will I cope and I must admit I didn’t enjoy them for a while because of that but I’ve settled down now the fear and stress has gone ( a little! )
    and it was a real experience and now it’s super exciting to think of the summer coming up and them in their new houses.
    Thanks ever so, makes a change from spiders eh?
     
  7. absolutbill

    absolutbill Chameleon Enthusiast

    I am thankful for a post with creatures that only have 2 eyes!!! :D
     
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  8. NorCalAnthony

    NorCalAnthony Established Member

    Wow your shed is awesome! I would love to build something like that in our back yard some day. I'll hopefully be getting a little Parson's from @Garrett in the next few weeks and can't wait to watch him grow in to a beast like your Atticus :)
     
  9. Twitchet

    Twitchet Chameleon Enthusiast

    Thank you very much, that is wonderful news that you will soon be a new parsoneer, exciting times!
    Looking forward to hearing more when it arrives. It is a very special honour to be able to watch them grow even though it takes a while, the veiled grew so quick.. he seemed to grow right before your eyes!
    Atticus seems to put on about 30g each month though.
    Good luck.
     
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  10. NorCalAnthony

    NorCalAnthony Established Member

    Thanks I'm super excited to be joining the Parson's club. :) I've had nothing but Panther's for the last several years and think they're awesome but I fell in love when I saw my first Parson's a year or so ago and have been saving up and doing as much research on them as I can ever since.
     
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  11. Twitchet

    Twitchet Chameleon Enthusiast

    Yes, there is nothing like a parsons, everything about them is fascinating, they are a joy to see, I love the scale patterns, I fell in love at first sight too, then by chance within a few months I saw the ad with mine for sale, first for sale in the u.k for years that I had seen anyway so i thought this it is now or never.
     
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  12. Twitchet

    Twitchet Chameleon Enthusiast

    Well, here’s an update,
    finally the parsons outdoor enclosures are done at least so they can go out, never quite finished as I still need to fix better shading on the windows and fit up mistking nozzles in each one but anyway, after a year it’s just about done.
    Today was extra special because it’s just shy of two years since I got them and Atticus was very shy and difficult to feed if he saw you, for the last year I’ve managed to feed him with my fingers through the mesh but only if I hide and stay still and he can’t see me at all, today I walked into the sunroom and offered him a locust and he took it instantly, usually he starts to puff up and get agitated but he actually took food with me there and with eye contact, so two years of care and working paid off, it was a good moment.
    So finally I fitted the houses with good walk ways, and easy routes so they don’t have to do a lot of tricky manoeuvres to change direction, hopefully the figs will be o.k for them and the branches are nice to walk on, there’s a screen to screen the two of them from eachother, and sof foam floors just incase one fell, there’s fans fitted at the top for when it’s too hot and 100% shading for the sun on the roof but 50% shading for the windows for uv. The metal branch brackets I used are not attractive but they meant I could fix branches and held the branches away from the wall, I might try and disguise them tough. They know how to use their hatches from indoors to out and it is such a pleasure to see them resting in the sun (not sun but shade!)
    Each house is 6 x 4 x 6 ft and although I could of added more branches I had to wirgh up the fact that in the evening I do need to pick them up and put them back indoors so I need most branches for me to have access too when trying to pick up a chameleon that doesn’t want to go back to bed.

    Not a good picture of the female or enclosure.
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    Atticus was having lunch.. do not disturb!
    His back feet are so wide!!!
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    Uh oh.. back off!
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  13. VerucaSalt

    VerucaSalt Member

    Beautifully done!!! My goodness I am in the right place for inspiration. Happy, healthy reptiles and massive enclosure goals❤️❤️❤️
     
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  14. Twitchet

    Twitchet Chameleon Enthusiast

    Thank you very much, very kind words, a lot of work and a lot of money:(:LOL:
    but when you see them happy and basking it’s worth it for sure. (y)
     
  15. JacksJill

    JacksJill Chameleon Enthusiast

    I'd love to see how the doggie er chameleon door works. Beautiful enclosure can't wait to see the fig leafed out. It will be gorgeous.
     
  16. Twitchet

    Twitchet Chameleon Enthusiast

    Thanks Jacksjill, the hatches are just doors that I have to open to let them out, nothing special but every morning the male is patiently waiting by his door so he can get outdoors.
    Would like to grow something else in there too so it looks more leafy.
    Thanks.
     
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  17. Twitchet

    Twitchet Chameleon Enthusiast

    Quick update, the female is having a nice day out and is exploring her fig tree for the first time so am sharing this picture, she had been very tricky to feed through the winter which freaked me out but she has regained normal eating habits naturally and is back to her old self.
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  18. jamest0o0

    jamest0o0 Chameleon Enthusiast

    Glad they're doing well for you! I just bought a Chicago hardy fig yesterday. Yours looks great.
     
  19. Twitchet

    Twitchet Chameleon Enthusiast

    Hi James, many thanks, you know the feeling when they don’t eat, its so stressful if they don’t and you can’t help but start worrying! so yes, both of them eating several foods a day or every other day is bliss!
    530g male, 470g, I think, female so can’t wait to see what that will be in the autumn.
     
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  20. jamest0o0

    jamest0o0 Chameleon Enthusiast

    Oh definitely, on the caresheet for parson's it should say: "prone to heavily stressing out keeper through hunger strikes, beware"
     
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