Enclosure advices

RolandKovacs

New Member
Good evening people,
Hope everyone is doing well.
I read and check a lot of reviews and forum's about chameleon enclosure. But I think this is the best place where I can get some good ideas, advice for everything.
I have my REPTIBREEZE XXL mesh vivarium with fake and live plants, arcadia t5 6% uvb bulb ( I read in many places I can use 12% could be better), heat lamp a homemade dripping system and I just finished today my misting system as well and homemade feeder. For what I looking forward is to get some led light for the plants as I think they need it.

Humidity during the day between 45-60% at night 60-80%

Temperature during the day 22-25 Celsius
Nighttime 19-20 Celsius


My boy is 3 month old Veiled Chameleon love him, I try to make his life enjoyable as the most I can.
I will attach some pictures with the enclosure please any advice don't keep it for yourself.

Many thanks
 

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Thatcher

Chameleon Enthusiast
Good evening people,
Hope everyone is doing well.
I read and check a lot of reviews and forum's about chameleon enclosure. But I think this is the best place where I can get some good ideas, advice for everything.
I have my REPTIBREEZE XXL mesh vivarium with fake and live plants, arcadia t5 6% uvb bulb ( I read in many places I can use 12% could be better), heat lamp a homemade dripping system and I just finished today my misting system as well and homemade feeder. For what I looking forward is to get some led light for the plants as I think they need it.

Humidity during the day between 45-60% at night 60-80%

Temperature during the day 22-25 Celsius
Nighttime 19-20 Celsius


My boy is 3 month old Veiled Chameleon love him, I try to make his life enjoyable as the most I can.
I will attach some pictures with the enclosure please any advice don't keep it for yourself.

Many thanks
the main problem i see is the plants they are fake which is specifically bad for veiled chameleons because they tend to eat leaves for whatever reason and when they eat fake ones they can become impacted.
 

RolandKovacs

New Member
the main problem i see is the plants they are fake which is specifically bad for veiled chameleons because they tend to eat leaves for whatever reason and when they eat fake ones they can become impacted.
I have fake plants which are mainly hanging luckily I never saw him trying to eat them.
Also I have some real plants down the bottom of the enclosure.

What would be your idea ? Getting rid of the fake ones?
 

MissSkittles

Chameleon Enthusiast
Hi! :) I agree about replacing all of the fake plants with live ones. Your little cutie will nibble his plants and it only takes one time for an impaction to happen. I hang my fake plants on the outside of my enclosures to provide more privacy. For a great plant light, I like these. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07TKKG8Q3/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&th=1 They are strong enough to keep just about any plant alive, even hibiscus. If you don’t feel you need or want one so powerful, I also use these with good success. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BRKG7X1/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
For advice, I’d say to increase your basking temp a little up to 27c but no higher. Stay with the Arcadia 6%. The 12% is too strong. You should add many more branches and vines for your chameleon to travel on. Empty space is wasted space.
 
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