can I?

AngieL

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It's not a good idea to house them together. He will probably want to mate all the time and the female will become gravid and stressed. Also that is not a big enough enclosure to house 2.

If you are new to chameleons then its a great idea to build up experience before diving in abd getting more (although its so tempting to just start a cham farm in the living room :D)
 
Here is a pic of the home....
 

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chameleonowner32

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I would take the rocks/substrate out immediately. If your jacks missed a cricket an ate a rock or dirt by accident you would have a nice vet bill.
 

chameleonowner32

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Yeah that's a perfect substrate setup for a ri. Not trying to be rude just help you. :) if you have potted plants put large clean river rocks or screen over the dirt. Also removing the substrate will help with drainage
 

Lovereps

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I'm always glad to see people asking questions before doing things.
This caresheet has reliable info about Jackson's, although I use calcium dust without D3 every other feeding, with D3 1x a month and multivitamin powder 1x a month--more often than that is too much.
https://www.chameleonforums.com/care/caresheets/jacksons/
Petstores very often give advice to do things that can actually harm your chameleon, so you'd be wise to have a look at the caresheet and ask questions.
As for keeping a pair of Jackson's together--people here don't do it because it would require a ridiculously large custom built cage in order to keep both chams happy--so people keep them separately in easier to manage but still large sized cages.
 
Thx a lot people. This is an awesome forum. I will replace small rocks with big ones. So just to be clear...I should use calcium powder 1-2 times a week?
 

chameleonowner32

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I mean no substrate at all, the less that can have bacteria the better.. :) here is an example of my custom built with pure drainage ImageUploadedByTapatalk1367292282.030480.jpg
 
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