How difficult is it to raise male and female chameleon

I currently have a female 5 month old panther chameleon. She is pretty easy to maintain since all the lighting and humidity are hooked up to a controller. I just mist her 3-5 times a day and make sure I have properly fed her. So I really want to get a male and just duplicate the current cage(They wont be able to see eachother!) but could that be too much to handle. Any testimonies on anyones first second chameleon
 

Maurer3D

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If you automate your Heating, Lighting, and Misting system adding another animal is very easy. Just a couple extra minutes for feeding and cleaning every week. Misting is the big one to get automated you can save yourself the pain (literally), and save minutes to hours a day.

I spend about 20 minutes a day (not counting when I watch them, that would add an hour or two) for my current setup, 4 chameleons plus all the food I am raising for them.
 

SS4Luck

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With two chameleons an auto mister becomes a GODSEND! Other than that its just a extra minute or two feeding the second one. I saw you do it if you feel like you can handle it. You can put the cages next to eachother just make sure there is a solid divider inbetween them so they cant see anything :)
 

Elizadolots

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I don't think 2 is going to be that much harder than one. You can even set it up to share the UVB bulb if you do it right.

Coroplast makes a great divider. It's lightweight, small, affordable, waterproof...just about everything you could want it to be.
 

laurie

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I would invest in a misting system and then go for it. For me a misting system makes my chams safer as they always get the needed water and me happier as I don't spend hours every day with a spray bottle.
 

DeviousMike

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Any number of chams is not difficult if you have the time and money. It's just getting used to a routine and sticking to it and you are fine. I agree that an automatic misting system is the one thing that makes cham keeping very easy.
 
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jerseyrugby21

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i can't say from personal experiance but currently i spend about 3 min a day with my current cham and i have the misting and all of the lights animated the only things i do is put the crickets in and pick up the papertowels i have on the bottom of the enclosure and this takes no time at all i would consider the three factors
1)cost of the extra food
2)cost of a misting system if one is not already imposed
3)(not very important) but the extra three min or so to clean the second encloser
 
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