Informations for my first cham

Souli91

New Member
Hello everybody,

I'm new on this forum, the informations are really good, i'm really happy i found such good quality forum.
Here you can find my introducing https://www.chameleonforums.com/newbie-belgium-116207/
So today i went to a pet shop, he has some nice species in my opinion and i think that their conditions were pretty good.

Here some pictures that i took :
 

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peacenlove

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the one on the far left looks like a fishers chameleon to me. I live in Utah so i don't have the opportunity to ever see these kind of chameleons. Very gorgeous chameleon id go with the one on the far left :) but with what species is the easiest I honestly think they all take the same or similar care and there is no easier species they are all going to be tough but once you do your research and learn about how to care for them and what they need then they all are pretty similar and not hard to care for especially if you live in a more humid place.
 

Souli91

New Member
the one on the far left looks like a fishers chameleon to me. I live in Utah so i don't have the opportunity to ever see these kind of chameleons. Very gorgeous chameleon id go with the one on the far left :) but with what species is the easiest I honestly think they all take the same or similar care and there is no easier species they are all going to be tough but once you do your research and learn about how to care for them and what they need then they all are pretty similar and not hard to care for especially if you live in a more humid place.
is that a kinyongia matschiei ?
 

Souli91

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I have a question about the lights. I think i'm going to get an ordianry bulb for the basking but for the uvb bulb i would like to get this product http://zoomed.eu/reptisun-t5-terrarium-hood/ but it is impossible to find on a european website that sells this one in particular, they only sell fixtures like that http://www.amazon.com/Exo-Terra-24-Inch-Canopy-Terrariums/dp/B0016BGGBO
So i would like to know if that kind of fixture http://www.exo-terra.com/en/products/compact_top.php , that works with 1 or 2 uvb bulbs would be ok for a chameleon

Thanks for your help.
 

bigcappa

Avid Member
Wow, you definitely got a good selection of chameleons.

Most people suggest saying away from compact bulbs and sticking to linear ZooMed's. You can find aquarium hood's that should work about the same, anything that will hold a linear tube bulb should work for you. Check Amazon or a local fish store for an aquarium hood that will fit the length of lights that you want.

Also read this post if you want more info on uvb and lighting for chameleons - https://www.chameleonforums.com/definitive-lighting-thread-everything-you-really-need-know-80869/
 

bigcappa

Avid Member
I think your chameleons are:

First post: listed left to right

Kinyongia Matschiei/Giant Fischers - they have dual split horns

Trioceros cristatus or deremensis - not really sure though

Chamaeleo senegalensis

Trioceros jacksonii xantholophus

Second post: listed left to right

Is that your Kinyongia again or another chameleon in the first image? it kinda looks like a Calumma species.

Trioceros hoehnelii

Kinyongia Matschiei/Giant Fischers
 

Souli91

New Member
I'll probably order all i need for the cage within the next week.

Here is the list :

-Reptibreeze cage 18x18x36, i'll find a way to use less space for the juvenile.

-Thermo-hygrometer

-Repti fogger, is that a good choice ?

-Vines and fake plants

-timers for the lights and the fogger

-UVB bulb + arcadia fixture

I would like to know if all that is enough or if something is missing or if i should replace something by another product. For the real plants i'll probably get a Ficus in a shop.
And if you have any other advice or remark, it would be great.
 

Souli91

New Member
I changed my mind about the fogger. I'm thinking now about a real mist system but i hesitate between the monsoon and a mistking system. I read that the mistking is much better than the monsoon but it's a bit difficult for me to get it plus the shipping costs are quite expensive so i would like to know if the monsoon is still that bad or the quality has improved a bit.
And can you answer my other questions please ?

Thanks.
 

matt2310

New Member
all i have heard about monsoon is that it craps out within 2-3 months, i just ordered a aquazamp misting system it was VERY easy to setup and all i needed was water 160$ shipped.
 

Souli91

New Member
all i have heard about monsoon is that it craps out within 2-3 months, i just ordered a aquazamp misting system it was VERY easy to setup and all i needed was water 160$ shipped.
I alsou would like an aquazamp system but unfortunately the website doesn't work when i try to order to know how much it will cost for the shipping costs.
 

Souli91

New Member
Last week I got a lucky reptile light strip T5 for the tank of my turtle. http://www.luckyreptile.com/products/145/en/pid1,4$pid2,33311$pid3,7773931$sort,55562/products.html
I'm looking for a uvb linear bulb fixture but i don't find anything like that except arcadia ballast so I would like to know if I can use this T5 fixture for my future chameleon instead of a T8 fixture.
 
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