I assume we are talking about Chamaeleo (Trioceros) deremensis. These guys are great. I feel they are likely one of the best first montane chameleons for a keeper, but probably not the best "first" chameleon. They are very hardy if provided the proper environmental parameters. They are sedentary and laid back much like C. p. parsonii. Also, like parsonii, they seem to love water and need much more than some other species. Likely one of the most important parameters to be maintained is temperature. Deremensis need cool day time temps ~75-78 and to be provided an ~10 degree drop at night. I try and max mine out at 78 and get it down to 67 or so at night.
hey thanks i have been reaseraching these guys for some time they are my favorite type of chameleon but i dont think i could have 1 becase i live near buffalo and we experiance temps from freezing to 96 but thanks for the info
Out side temp is not as relavent as the micro climate inside that cage. No matter what cham you get and what your environment is you will still need to provide the micro climate that the cham needs. This can be accomplished through many diffrent things, some being: UVB Lighting(A MUST), Basking lamp, mist systems, Humidifyers, A/C Units, etc.