Manual Misting or Misting System?

Discussion in 'Enclosures And Supplies' started by ChamQuestions, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. ChamQuestions

    ChamQuestions New Member

    Hello, everyone. I am hoping to purchase a young, captive-bred male veiled chameleon sometime in November or potentially later (depending on when local breeders have chameleons available) and was wondering if it would be okay to manually mist using a spray bottle instead of using a misting system. This is because three days of the week, there won't be anyone in the house to do the misting until about three to four thirty in the afternoon as a result of school and my parents' work schedule. Two days, there would be someone at home but they are generally busy and may go on out-of-house errands regularly. Two more days (the weekend) should be pretty doable by hand as I have a lot of time then. I don't have a massive budget, by I also don't intend to breed or do anything too extreme with the chameleon so I should be able to get the necessary equipment. Nevertheless, it is still a greater price. So: mister, humidifier, dripper, spray bottle... What combination do you guys think would be best?
     
  2. ERKleRose

    ERKleRose Avid Member

    All of the above
     
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  3. ChamQuestions

    ChamQuestions New Member

    So, none of them could operate sufficiently on their own?
     
  4. mae_day

    mae_day Member

    Given your schedule constraints, the more automated you can make the enclosure the better. Save up and get a Mistking-- your chameleon (and your own peace of mind) will thank you for it.
     
  5. ERKleRose

    ERKleRose Avid Member

    A hand mister will suffice, but an automated mister with a humidifier at night and a 2-5 minute hand misting in the morning and at night and a dripper for a couple hours during the day is optimal.
     
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  6. ChamQuestions

    ChamQuestions New Member

    What benefits do mistkings have at such a price?
     
  7. ERKleRose

    ERKleRose Avid Member

    Complete customization. But with all of your questions about misting, I would start with an Exo Terra Monsoon Multi
     
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  8. mae_day

    mae_day Member

    Imo, The Mistking system is the most
    Agreed. Plus, providing mist while no one is home is a good idea. Keeps the humidity up and give the cham a chance to drink throughout the day.
     
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  9. ChamQuestions

    ChamQuestions New Member

    So, I would get an Exo Terra Monsoon Multi, mist the enclosure when I can, and use a dripper for drinking water?
     
  10. ERKleRose

    ERKleRose Avid Member

    Yes, but only hand mist once in the morning and once at night for 2-5 minutes to give your cham a chance to drink more.
     
  11. ChamQuestions

    ChamQuestions New Member

    Okay, that sounds good. An automatic mister seems to be best, but I was wondering if there were other options? The price is very high! I wasn't expecting that.:confused:
     
  12. mae_day

    mae_day Member

    Welcome to chameleon keeping! :ROFLMAO:

    No but seriously, the initial set up costs are rather high, even with as conservative a budget as good husbandry allows.
     
  13. ChamQuestions

    ChamQuestions New Member

    Okay. I will manage.
     
  14. ERKleRose

    ERKleRose Avid Member

    You don’t even want to know how much I’m in the hole
     
  15. ERKleRose

    ERKleRose Avid Member

    But my chams are worth every penny!
     
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  16. ChamQuestions

    ChamQuestions New Member

    I'm glad to hear!
     
  17. ChamQuestions

    ChamQuestions New Member

    What's the best website for purchasing that equipment?
     
  18. ERKleRose

    ERKleRose Avid Member

    Petsmart will price match. Walmart online is actually fairly cheap. Any reptile products website is great
     
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  19. ChamQuestions

    ChamQuestions New Member

    Would a starter misting system by MistKing also work?
     
  20. mae_day

    mae_day Member

    Absolutely!
     
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