Capsicum safe?

SPork

New Member
I was wondering if it would be safe to keep a Capsicum (habanero) plant in my chameleon cage?
 

cubanbee

New Member
Given my various painful experiences with getting microscopic specs of habanero in my eye and other sensitive areas, I'm going to have to say NO. Here are some things likely safer to keep in your Cham's enclosure.

An eagle.
A tar pit.
A loaded, tiny, chameleon sized gun.
An assassin hired by the chameleon mob back in the old country. Unless your Cham is a snitch. Then this is worse.
99 percent of other plants (like the Pothos, scheflerra and Ficus many of us use in our cages).

In general I'd stay away from putting items in your cage that can cause things like blindness and lava butt.
 

Solid Snake

Avid Member
Oleoresin capsicum is what is used to manufacture pepper spray.

Pepper spray is designed to attack your CNS and makes you believe you are dying.

Its essentially concentrated pepper.

Its powerful, and not good.

Whilst I imagine that there is a severely low possibility of the plant producing fruit and then a situation occurring to where the chameleon is effected, Id say that its just not a good idea, and that there are many plants that would be much better suited to the needs of the animal.
 

LazardLizard

New Member
Agreeing with above^^^. Of course if you want to test it yourself because you think maybe, then rub the plant and its fruit all over your face and on your eyes. Then you will know for sure:)

You might need to eat some it to, just to make sure...
 

nick barta

Chameleon Enthusiast
Site Sponsor
Given my various painful experiences with getting microscopic specs of habanero in my eye and other sensitive areas, I'm going to have to say NO. Here are some things likely safer to keep in your Cham's enclosure.

An eagle.
A tar pit.
A loaded, tiny, chameleon sized gun.
An assassin hired by the chameleon mob back in the old country. Unless your Cham is a snitch. Then this is worse.
99 percent of other plants (like the Pothos, scheflerra and Ficus many of us use in our cages).

In general I'd stay away from putting items in your cage that can cause things like blindness and lava butt.

Keep posting, you make me :D.
 

Mike Fisher

Established Member
Given my various painful experiences with getting microscopic specs of habanero in my eye and other sensitive areas, I'm going to have to say NO. Here are some things likely safer to keep in your Cham's enclosure.

An eagle.
A tar pit.
A loaded, tiny, chameleon sized gun.
An assassin hired by the chameleon mob back in the old country. Unless your Cham is a snitch. Then this is worse.
99 percent of other plants (like the Pothos, scheflerra and Ficus many of us use in our cages).

In general I'd stay away from putting items in your cage that can cause things like blindness and lava butt.

LOL, best post I've read in awhile. Checked out your blog because of it.:D
 

KingJulian

New Member
Given my various painful experiences with getting microscopic specs of habanero in my eye and other sensitive areas, I'm going to have to say NO. Here are some things likely safer to keep in your Cham's enclosure.

An eagle.
A tar pit.
A loaded, tiny, chameleon sized gun.
An assassin hired by the chameleon mob back in the old country. Unless your Cham is a snitch. Then this is worse.
99 percent of other plants (like the Pothos, scheflerra and Ficus many of us use in our cages).

In general I'd stay away from putting items in your cage that can cause things like blindness and lava butt.

This made my day. :)
 

SPork

New Member
I was mainly asking about the plant and possible leaf ingestion because it is a member of the nightshade family. With the lighting in a chameleon setup the plant would not have enough light to produce fruit.
 

Decadancin

Moderatoris Americanus
Staff member
An assassin hired by the chameleon mob back in the old country. Unless your Cham is a snitch. Then this is worse.

There is no actual proof that such a mob even exists.

Please refrain from speculating about things when posting on the forums. It could lead to certain... situations... allegedly... so I've heard... :cool:.
 
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