Abby didn't die, thankfully. The "learned something" experience combined with "I didn't kill my chameleon" is the best experience.As a close friend with decades of chameleon experience loves to tell me "The true experience of anyone who claims to a chameleon expert can be measured in how many they have killed . the higher the number, the more expert they are". Its pretty damn true, although the best "experts" try to learn quickly, lest we kill all of our chameleons !
I really appreciate Jim Flahertys quote. I will be looking him up, cause i want to read more about him. If i can't find anything, please post where i can find more info on him.Oh, poor Abby! I suspect many of us have some really bad stories about things that taught us lessons. I read an interview once, with Jim Flaherty where he said:
Abby didn't die, thankfully. The "learned something" experience combined with "I didn't kill my chameleon" is the best experience.
I've searched and found two members having exo terra with buddha in the background, but none of them was the one. So I take back what I said, maybe I haven't seen him/her here. Or maybe I did just cannot find him.I was just thinking that! I've seen this fool on here before, someone point him out!!!!!
As long as you don't keep them in the same enclosure, there's no danger of one eating the other. I have two that are within inches of each other but have no idea because there's a black plastic wall separating their enclosures.I've go nothing bad to say anything about people who have more than one cham. In fact i think i those who can make a good home for them and give them happy live are absolutely fantastic people. But, after seeing the video and pictures of chams eating other chams i will never have more than one. I don't know what i would do if i saw a cham eating another cham.
I don't believe this was intended by the owners. They were placed in the enclosure together and anything alive that is small enough to fit in the mouth will be eaten by a veiled if it is hungry enough. There was a total lack of understanding by the owners, a potentially fatal error in the captive care of a chameleon. I too would feed my chameleon small lizards if they were abundant in the area I live, but I'd never feed a young chameleon to another chameleon ever. You are correct about the nature aspect of this, but it is unnecessary. You do not let your hungry cat eat your other cat alive do you?I would feed my chams little anoles or small geckos if i lived in a warmer climate and i could just find them outside. they eat small lizards and birds etc. in the wild. It not gross its nature.