Chameleon Shopping Cart and Plan

Here is what I am planning on buying for a future chameleon.
https://dragonstrand.com/product/large-keeper-screen-chameleon-cage-kit/ Adult cage setup (I've heard that one should get a small cage beforehand for a young chameleon. Is that true?)
https://dragonstrand.com/product/large-keeper-drainage-tray/ Drainage tray
https://www.amazon.ca/Zoo-Med-System-Little-Dripper/dp/B0002AQE6C/ref=sr_1_3 ie=UTF8&qid=1539625234&sr=8-3&keywords=chameleon+dripper Dripper
https://www.amazon.ca/MistKing-2225...N=B012IAK4SC&linkCode=xm2&tag=besdeatod038-20 Mistking
UVB light
Heat light
Plant light
Silkworms
Hornworms
Roaches
Feeder food and supplies
Plants and sticks
Setup would include: Basking area, lots of horizontal sticks and plants, plus all of the stuff above.
Routines: Thoroughly hand spray in morning and night, activate mister at night to simulate nighttime fog, leave dripper on throughout the day, turn lights on in the morning and off at night, feed and dust feeders (maybe breed them. How should I go about doing that?), gut-load feeders, feed to chameleon (no bigger than head), let out in backyard for sunlight, introduce to handling early-on, clean floor panels.
And that's about it! What do you guys think? Please discuss and/or correct anything that you feel should be discussed and/or corrected. :)
 

ERKleRose

Chameleon Enthusiast
Here is what I am planning on buying for a future chameleon.
https://dragonstrand.com/product/large-keeper-screen-chameleon-cage-kit/ Adult cage setup (I've heard that one should get a small cage beforehand for a young chameleon. Is that true?)
https://dragonstrand.com/product/large-keeper-drainage-tray/ Drainage tray
https://www.amazon.ca/Zoo-Med-System-Little-Dripper/dp/B0002AQE6C/ref=sr_1_3 ie=UTF8&qid=1539625234&sr=8-3&keywords=chameleon+dripper Dripper
https://www.amazon.ca/MistKing-2225...N=B012IAK4SC&linkCode=xm2&tag=besdeatod038-20 Mistking
UVB light
Heat light
Plant light
Silkworms
Hornworms
Roaches
Feeder food and supplies
Plants and sticks
Setup would include: Basking area, lots of horizontal sticks and plants, plus all of the stuff above.
Routines: Thoroughly hand spray in morning and night, activate mister at night to simulate nighttime fog, leave dripper on throughout the day, turn lights on in the morning and off at night, feed and dust feeders (maybe breed them. How should I go about doing that?), gut-load feeders, feed to chameleon (no bigger than head), let out in backyard for sunlight, introduce to handling early-on, clean floor panels.
And that's about it! What do you guys think? Please discuss and/or correct anything that you feel should be discussed and/or corrected. :)
You dust the feeders you’re going to feed your chameleon that day right before you feed them. Don’t handle too often- chams are like fish: look but don’t touch. Handling should only be with positive reinforcement like going outside or handfeeding. Set the MistKing up to mist throughout the day also. Make sure to have vines, and not all branches and vines have to be horizontal, just most. Get a timer for the lights, it’ll make it easier and more consistent. Make sure to gutload the feeders for at least a couple of hours before feeding them. Bsfl is a great feeder, too! Set up a drainage system
 

ERKleRose

Chameleon Enthusiast
What sex and species of chameleon are you going for? What gutload and supplements will you use? YouTube how to breed feeder insects and it’ll help you out on that front. What types of roaches are you getting?
 
What sex and species of chameleon are you going for? What gutload and supplements will you use? YouTube how to breed feeder insects and it’ll help you out on that front. What types of roaches are you getting?
Male veiled, the same roaches that you mentioned as good in an earlier post (orange-headed, ivory-headed, dubia, green banana, and red runner, though it depends on what I can get my hands on), and I will do some research on gut-loading to see again which foods are best for it as I can't remember clearly... Something like cabbage, tomato without peel, egg and sweet-potato ring a bell but I also read a list of what NOT to gut-load with, so I may have mixed some of them up.
 

ERKleRose

Chameleon Enthusiast
Male veiled, the same roaches that you mentioned as good in an earlier post (orange-headed, ivory-headed, dubia, green banana, and red runner, though it depends on what I can get my hands on), and I will do some research on gut-loading to see again which foods are best for it as I can't remember clearly... Something like cabbage, tomato without peel, egg and sweet-potato ring a bell but I also read a list of what NOT to gut-load with, so I may have mixed some of them up.
No tomato, not sure about egg. On the resources tab here under food and nutrition is a gutloading list. Good roach choices!
 
What type of uvb light? And what type of supplements will you be using
I was thinking an arcadia D3 6%, but I'm going to look around some stores hopefully and see what I can find. I haven't considered the specific brand of supplements, so that's yet another thing that I could benefit from advice on.
 

ERKleRose

Chameleon Enthusiast
I was thinking an arcadia D3 6%, but I'm going to look around some stores hopefully and see what I can find. I haven't considered the specific brand of supplements, so that's yet another thing that I could benefit from advice on.
As long as it’s phosphorous free calcium without D3 every feeding, phosphorous free calcium with D3 twice monthly, and a multivitamin twice monthly, you’re good
 

timw1

Chameleon Enthusiast
I haven't considered the specific brand of supplements, so that's yet another thing that I could benefit from advice on.

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