Baby vieled Cham wierd colors maybe sick???

Pearl Fields

Avid Member
Not trying to be an ass or anything but if you cant afford tge proper set up maybe you should think of giving it to someone who can. Because at this rate your cham will die quickly. Gotta think of the little tree dino's best intrest
Yeah, this is unfortunately the truth.
 

MissSkittles

Chameleon Enthusiast
okay I understand where ur coming from but we are college students and can’t afford to pay $500 on chameleon stuff. Like any cheaper options?
Why yes, in some things you don’t have to spend a lot or anything at all. BUT some things are not negotiable. You MUST have the appropriate uvb and supplements. Without these, your chameleon will eventually develop metabolic bone disease and after a prolonged suffering, will die. Not trying to use scare tactics, but this is truth and unfortunately the forum sees it all too often. You have a few months before you’ll need to upgrade your enclosure for a larger one. This gives you time to scour places like CraigsList and Facebook marketplace for a gently used one...or you could build your own (although it would probably cost just as much as buying one).
Ways you can cut some costs...get branches from outside...totally free. Look at your houseplants or those of friends and family. If anyone has pothos, philodendron or wandering jew, those are super easy to start from clippings. It costs just looking and asking. If no one has any, go to Walmart and buy the bushiest pothos you can find, or even the mass cane plant that is surrounded by pothos. A few pots and some soil and split it up into a few plants.
Spending a few bucks now on the necessary items will in the long run save you not only expensive vet bills, but will save your cham’s life and happiness.
 

MissSkittles

Chameleon Enthusiast
Forgot to add...if you breed your own feeders, this is another way to save. Regardless of your feelings about roaches, Dubia/discoid are great feeders and super easy to breed. Neither climb nor fly so they are pretty easy to keep without escapes.
 

MissSkittles

Chameleon Enthusiast
For supplements, you need a phosphorus free calcium without D3 for daily use.
Instead of buying a calcium with D3 and a multivitamin too, you could buy Reptivite multivitamin with D3, which you’d use once every 2 weeks.
 

JuniorC

Avid Member
A lot of people don't realize how expensive the hobby really is and the poor chameleons are the ones who end up paying for it. And unless you're breeding your own bugs that alone will end up costing you a lot in the long run.
 

Thompson

Avid Member
okay I understand where ur coming from but we are college students and can’t afford to pay $500 on chameleon stuff. Like any cheaper options?
Can we take a moment you guys and just laugh

His heart was in the right place...

his wallet was not.

Whoever sold the chameleon to him should be ashamed.


(I know this is an old thread)
 
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