My Experience With Furcifer Verrucosus

Furcifer Verrucosus aka The Giant Spiny Chameleon aka The Warty Chameleon aka The Crocodile Chameleon 🐊

These chams are from the desert and can endure harsher climates than most. These big guys can tolerate heat like a skillet. Since the weather is typically dry during the day they rely on fog and rains of the early mornings and night to hydrate in the wild. I have witnessed them drinking water when they are fully asleep 😴

As big as they are crocodile chameleons are the most timid specie i have ever worked with. From Veileds, Panthers, Hoes, and Jackson’s they take the cake in the timid category. They have the same personality as calumma malthe; very skiddish and love to hide behind branches as you walk by.

Currently i have a trio, 1 male and 2 females and have a buddy who is breeding an unrelated pair. Hopefully we can get these guys more recognition bc they are awesome and actually very vibrantly colored. A pregnant female verrucosus has the craziest colors and males have yellows, greens, blues even reds that pop out like a panther.

My 2 WC females from @westcoastchameleonbrothers (Mitch) are too young now but wish me luck on successfully hatching these crocs 🐊

Stay tuned for their progress and i hope y’all enjoyed the little crocodile chameleon introduction.
 

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Morpheo's Mom

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Wow, I have never heard of the Furcifer Verrucous. Very cool. I particularly like the fourth image you posted with those unique scales on their head. Would be quite interesting to see them drink water in their sleep.

Good luck hatching babies and I look forward to updates!
 
Hermes
 

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crosscutts

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I had a couple of verrucosus back in the late 80s they were wild caught . As you say they were very skiddedish but I did love the coloring . unfortunately both were parasite riddled and didn’t last me very long . I think the treatment may have helped their demise. Knowledge and information back then was very minimal ..
 
I had a couple of verrucosus back in the late 80s they were wild caught . As you say they were very skiddedish but I did love the coloring . unfortunately both were parasite riddled and didn’t last me very long . I think the treatment may have helped their demise. Knowledge and information back then was very minimal ..
That is amazing i give you my salute OG 🫡

Yes i hear that treating for parasites can actually shorten their lives faster. Do you have any pics of them?
 

crosscutts

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That is amazing i give you my salute OG 🫡

Yes i hear that treating for parasites can actually shorten their lives faster. Do you have any pics of them?
Did not find any of the verrucosus but I did find this great one of my wife at 19 years old (54 now) holding a giant panther wild caught. And another Of a Johnsons that just lived wild in the house .. darn it I know I have those pictures somewhere might take a little more digging
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Did not find any of the verrucosus but I did find this great one of my wife at 19 years old (54 now) holding a giant panther wild caught. And another Of a Johnsons that just lived wild in the house .. darn it I know I have those pictures somewhere might take a little more digging
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Wow thats dope
Makes me want to make a chameleon photobook
 
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