ok thanks for sure not looking to get another cham right now but i have an empty cage which i can decide what to put in it im looking into breeding geckos or cresties but i wouldnt mind another unique cham i have a veiled and an ambilobe any ideas?if you want a melleri
i highly suggest to get a misting system...they drink alot...and they need alot of cage space....
like 5ft wide x 3 ft deep x 3 ft high
if you want more info ask "summoner12" and "Fluxlizard", both i know are keeping melleri...
Taking into consideration where you live, I would stay away form anything that need high humidity as you will have a devil of a time getting it in AZ.jmo
Agreed.This won't be enough room for any of the big species.
awsome idea...my suggestion to you would be, sell the flexarium and use the money for materials to construct a DIY cage made out of aluminum or wood. therefore, i do not suggest any species, but cannot wait to see whatever you decide to get, chameleon or not
lol not sure i love to research and learn. I just got my new ambilobe so ill give it a few months and save up my money, I am selling my reptarium probably today my friend just now called me about it lol. Me and my friend constructed a 4 foot long by 2 feet wide by 4 feet tall cage with a stand that picks it up 4 ft off the ground. Some one was talking about veileds being cool, just by the way i do have one and I love him I do have a room for my chameleons and I have a mistking misting system that sprays about 8 times a day for 2 minutes each time. We also made a DIY drainage which seems to be working verywell Ill try to get some pictures today of everything Thank you for everyones input I love to here opinions! Im almost positive you can but can you keep a male oustalet's chameleon in a 2x2x4 and would a 4x2x4 be big enough for a melleri? If it is not big enough I wont even consider one because I would hate to have one pass away becuase of a small cagethat's fine, that's what HE thinks. the OP said not immediately.. im sure we'll see pics soon lol.
Ok thanks I heard they drink a lot, I guess we do pretty good with oustalet's I know one person who has been breeding and getting healthy babiesIf you are starting with a new species, it is always best to have as big enclosure as possible and prepare different conditions in different corners.
Concerning melleri, they do not drink much. And they do not require a misting system. I offer them twice a week water from a syringe, a shy female drinks in the shower. I have experience with captive bred animals only, but I was warned that WC animals tend to eat and drink too much which can cause their death. This species is a difficult species but sometimes it happens that they live many years in hands of a beginner. The good thing about them is that they do not mind constant conditions during whole year. 4*2*4 is enough if well equipped.
Concerning oustalets, at the beginning, they are looking like an easy species, but at least in our country (we do not have opportunity for use of outdoor cages for more then vonly a few weeks in summer) very few of them survive more than one year in captivity.