Moving in day!!

timber64

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Today is the day I finally got to move my veiled chameleon into his new enclosure!! Meet Fidji and his new home!! I’m still planning to add some small orchids when I can find some, but otherwise I feel his new home is complete. It’s a Dragon Strand Tall Hybrid with Arcadia Jungle Dawn LED 22.5”, Arcadia ProT UVB 12%, Flukers basking light with 75 watt bulb all atop a wire shelf sitting 4” above cage, Monsoon mister(for now), Reptizoo fogger with PVC extension, 2 Govee thermometers/hygrometers, Full Throttle feeder cup, and lots of Cham safe plants, branches and vines.

I bought him January 2nd at Petco and he was no larger than my index finger (first pic). I assume he was no older than one month, making him about 3 months old now. Can anyone help confirm age and sex? I’m 99% sure he’s male but want confirmation.
 

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dinomom

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Today is the day I finally got to move my veiled chameleon into his new enclosure!! Meet Fidji and his new home!! I’m still planning to add some small orchids when I can find some, but otherwise I feel his new home is complete. It’s a Dragon Strand Tall Hybrid with Arcadia Jungle Dawn LED 22.5”, Arcadia ProT UVB 12%, Flukers basking light with 75 watt bulb all atop a wire shelf sitting 4” above cage, Monsoon mister(for now), Reptizoo fogger with PVC extension, 2 Govee thermometers/hygrometers, Full Throttle feeder cup, and lots of Cham safe plants, branches and vines.

I bought him January 2nd at Petco and he was no larger than my index finger (first pic). I assume he was no older than one month, making him about 3 months old now. Can anyone help confirm age and sex? I’m 99% sure he’s male but want confirmation.
I have a move-in day today for my boehmei! I have most of the stuff set up; but in the end I need some of the stuff from the temp cage so he will have to go hang out on a plant for a while. that stresses ME out.

So I understand that it is very exciting to finally move them into their own Taj Mahal!

PS I finally figured out what is "wrong" with the Monsoon, no one really verbalized this specifically. It does not have a timer; so if you want it to have it go at 7 and 7 you need to unplug it and plug in at 7 the first time so it knows when to go. And the longest it can run at one time is 2 minutes (I thought the markings of 4, 6, etc. meant minutes, but that is SECONDS) Not great for a veiled so I was manually running it longer. It works it is just a pain :)

That will be ok for boehmei smaller cage I think, today I am attempting to install Mist King for veiled. The cursing will be heard throughout the land.

Congrats!
 

timber64

Member
Beautiful young man! As long as there is about 10-12” between basking area and 12% uvb, all is fine there.
Yep, got that covered. I followed the advice to use a wire shelf so all the lights sit 4 inches above the top of the cage, with another 5-8 inches along the basking area. So a 12% should be fine.
 

timber64

Member
PS I finally figured out what is "wrong" with the Monsoon, no one really verbalized this specifically. It does not have a timer; so if you want it to have it go at 7 and 7 you need to unplug it and plug in at 7 the first time so it knows when to go. And the longest it can run at one time is 2 minutes (I thought the markings of 4, 6, etc. meant minutes, but that is SECONDS) Not great for a veiled so I was manually running it longer. It works it is just a pain :)
I have the Monsoon Solo. Not sure if it's different than the larger Monsoon version, but mine has the timer as you mention, but it also has a basic ON setting as well. I put mine on a programmable timer and turned the Monsoon to ALWAYS ON, and so the timer controls how long it stays on for each time. At least I think that's how it's working - I say that because I found the chamber empty today just 24 hrs after filling it. Yet no water in the cage so now I'm puzzled where it all went. But I don't think it was getting a 12-hour shower or anything!!
 

dinomom

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I have the Monsoon Solo. Not sure if it's different than the larger Monsoon version, but mine has the timer as you mention, but it also has a basic ON setting as well. I put mine on a programmable timer and turned the Monsoon to ALWAYS ON, and so the timer controls how long it stays on for each time. At least I think that's how it's working - I say that because I found the chamber empty today just 24 hrs after filling it. Yet no water in the cage so now I'm puzzled where it all went. But I don't think it was getting a 12-hour shower or anything!!
It might have run all day and evaporated. Mine won't work with a timer since it has its own internal one or something technical..if on a timer it will switch on and run 4 seconds and cut off.
 
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