which is better a glass aquarium of a screen cage?
Wrong.Jam said:screened cage ... they allow for better ventilation so there is a lesser build up of bacteria, which is much healthier for the cham.
Heika, no need to put words into my mouth. I disagree, a screened cage is not always preferable over a solid sided cage. I didn't say that aquarium would be provide the correct living conditions either. I don't think anyone here has mentioned the word "Aquarium" aside from you. Aquarium suggests "fish tank" in which the dimensions would almost positively be incorrect to provide suitable living area. I know personally, one of the original AdCham founders uses Aquariums for young chameleons and custom-made glass sided (Screen front/Tops) cages for their adults. I have also witnessed the death of chameleons here in screen cages from low heat and humidity.Heika said:You know as well as I do that screened caging is much preferable over an aquarium for a veiled chameleon. While I don't see anything wrong with the perforated wood cages used in the article that you are referencing, I would NEVER tell a person new to the hobby that an aquarium would be a good alternative. And, actually, the reason I mentioned Alaska is because I know a person who keeps chameleons quite successfully there, and uses the type of caging mentioned in the article. Adding heat and bacteria build up in an aquarium (not to mention drainage) to the learning curve for a new keeper is not only irresponsible, it is cruel for the animal involved. I know that you live in an area that is very dry and cold in the winter.. so do I. I compensate, as I mentioned in my prior post. Now that we have dragged evertech's question far off topic, I would like to know what kind of caging you use to increase humidity. Your personal experience would be a valuable addition to this thread.
Will Hayward said:I don't think anyone here has mentioned the word "Aquarium" aside from you. Aquarium suggests "fish tank" in which the dimensions would almost positively be incorrect to provide suitable living area.
evertech11 said:which is better a glass aquarium of a screen cage?
Lunatic913 said:*bell rings. round three! *bell rings
LMAO, I was thinking it before I read it. I think the point that was made here was... that so many of us have been told at some point that "this is is the way it's done, and this is the only way it's done". Everything about pet keeping in general is flexible to a point. I can't even begin to tell you haw many times I have gotten into disputes with people on other forums because I didn't a agree with "The Law" of the majority rule. Just because someone does something diferent doesn't mean it's the wrong way, and just because 90% of people do it one way doesn't make it the only way. Oh, and if I had a penny for every time someone said "there are exceptions to every rule".... Who wrote these rules? Is there a secret list?
It seemed to me that the original poster was looking for opinions. Instead of offering up individual opinions there was a short debate about who was wright and who was wrong. Why can't both methods be acceptable?! Does there always have to be a right or wrong? Just because you don't agree with someones ideas doesn't make them wrong either.
Just my opnions and some thoughts to consider.