Panther Chameleon Enclosure Help Please

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
Ok let's say I do get this misting system, does the misting system not only provide water for the chameleon, but provide water for all the plants to keep them alive? And the dragon strands, are they only supports for sticks or for potted plants as well?
So pros of auto misting. Your not standing their pumping and timing yourself. The cham will freely drink because your not standing there stalking it with the spray bottle. The mistking has a very very fine spray pattern much more gentle then a spray bottle. You do not have to worry if you are gone for a weekend because the mistking has a timer where you set the exact time and duration of every misting cycle you want.

Con you have to use RO or distilled water in a misting system or it will clog your nozzles using tap water.


Um yes the dragon strand ledges are supports for branches and mounting plants higher in the cage so that the floor is clear and can be cleaned easily.

Take a look at this... This is the best way to utilize them https://dragonstrand.com/getting-the-most-from-your-dragon-strand-dragon-ledges/
 
So pros of auto misting. Your not standing their pumping and timing yourself. The cham will freely drink because your not standing there stalking it with the spray bottle. The mistking has a very very fine spray pattern much more gentle then a spray bottle. You do not have to worry if you are gone for a weekend because the mistking has a timer where you set the exact time and duration of every misting cycle you want.

Con you have to use RO or distilled water in a misting system or it will clog your nozzles using tap water.


Um yes the dragon strand ledges are supports for branches and mounting plants higher in the cage so that the floor is clear and can be cleaned easily.

Take a look at this... This is the best way to utilize them https://dragonstrand.com/getting-the-most-from-your-dragon-strand-dragon-ledges/
Ok thank you. So this is everything on my list to get. Please tell me if i'm missing something.
* MistKing STARTER Misting System VERSION 4 https://www.joshsfrogs.com/mistking-starter-misting-system-version-4-free-shipping.html
* 2x2x4 cage accessory pack https://dragonstrand.com/product/2x2x4-cage-accessory-pack/
* Arcadia 6% UVB T5 Ho https://www.pangeareptile.com/store/arcadia-6-uvb-t5-reptile-bulb.html
* 2 Vivarium electronics T5 HO Fixture https://www.pangeareptile.com/store/t5-uvb-light-fixture.html
* Zoo Med reptibreeze Open Air Screen Cage, Extra Large, 24 x 24 x 48 inches https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001PHABI8/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?smid=A2LDZGFAGG1QXE&psc=1
* DIY Dripper (red cup with pin holes on bottom with ice sitting in it through out the day

I hope I got everything :)
BTW are money trees good for chameleons? I am thinking of getting a money tree this weekend with 1 or 2 more plants and I am going hiking on a trail this weekend to find good sticks for my panther.
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
Ok thank you. So this is everything on my list to get. Please tell me if i'm missing something.
* MistKing STARTER Misting System VERSION 4 https://www.joshsfrogs.com/mistking-starter-misting-system-version-4-free-shipping.html
* 2x2x4 cage accessory pack https://dragonstrand.com/product/2x2x4-cage-accessory-pack/
* Arcadia 6% UVB T5 Ho https://www.pangeareptile.com/store/arcadia-6-uvb-t5-reptile-bulb.html
* 2 Vivarium electronics T5 HO Fixture https://www.pangeareptile.com/store/t5-uvb-light-fixture.html
* Zoo Med reptibreeze Open Air Screen Cage, Extra Large, 24 x 24 x 48 inches https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001PHABI8/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?smid=A2LDZGFAGG1QXE&psc=1
* DIY Dripper (red cup with pin holes on bottom with ice sitting in it through out the day

I hope I got everything :)
BTW are money trees good for chameleons? I am thinking of getting a money tree this weekend with 1 or 2 more plants and I am going hiking on a trail this weekend to find good sticks for my panther.
Ok and you want one of these to hook in under your basking fixture. https://www.pangeareptile.com/store/digital-thermometer.html

Plants.... https://chameleonacademy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Chameleon-Plants-061321.pdf

Gutload... Repashy bug burger. Can be ordered on amazon mix as directed store in air tight tupperwear. Don't mix the entire container lol this should last you quite a while. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RM796YA/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Start hunting branches... Branches on the ground from fresh falls are fine as well. No pine no cedar.

Now what supplements did you buy? Take pics for me. Lets make sure they are right.

How are you offering the feeders? Do you have a cup or anything?
 
Ok and you want one of these to hook in under your basking fixture. https://www.pangeareptile.com/store/digital-thermometer.html

Plants.... https://chameleonacademy.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Chameleon-Plants-061321.pdf

Gutload... Repashy bug burger. Can be ordered on amazon mix as directed store in air tight tupperwear. Don't mix the entire container lol this should last you quite a while. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RM796YA/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Start hunting branches... Branches on the ground from fresh falls are fine as well. No pine no cedar.

Now what supplements did you buy? Take pics for me. Lets make sure they are right.

How are you offering the feeders? Do you have a cup or anything?
I bought calcium with D3, calcium without D3, and a multi vitamin powder. I offer the crickets next to the chameleon and he doesn't eat them right away but he hunts them and eats them. Do I need a feeder container? Here are the links for pictures of the supplements. I'm on computer now so idk how to do pictures good on here lol. Here are the links:
With D3: https://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-Rept...zoo+med+calcium+with+d3&qid=1626388173&sr=8-7

Without D3: https://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-Rept...+med+calcium+without+d3&qid=1626388218&sr=8-2

Multi vitamin: https://www.amazon.com/Exo-Terra-Vi...=chameleon+multivitamin&qid=1626388241&sr=8-3

Can I feed the crickets like lettuce or something else other than the gutload bug burger?
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
I bought calcium with D3, calcium without D3, and a multi vitamin powder. I offer the crickets next to the chameleon and he doesn't eat them right away but he hunts them and eats them. Do I need a feeder container? Here are the links for pictures of the supplements. I'm on computer now so idk how to do pictures good on here lol. Here are the links:
With D3: https://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-Rept...zoo+med+calcium+with+d3&qid=1626388173&sr=8-7

Without D3: https://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-Rept...+med+calcium+without+d3&qid=1626388218&sr=8-2

Multi vitamin: https://www.amazon.com/Exo-Terra-Vi...=chameleon+multivitamin&qid=1626388241&sr=8-3

Can I feed the crickets like lettuce or something else other than the gutload bug burger?
Ok return this one exo terra Multi vitamin: https://www.amazon.com/Exo-Terra-Vi...=chameleon+multivitamin&qid=1626388241&sr=8-3

This one Reptivite is a multivitamin and D3. So you will use this only 2 times a month say the 1st and the 15th. https://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-Rept...zoo+med+calcium+with+d3&qid=1626388173&sr=8-7

This one is your plain calcium without D3 and you will use it at all feeding unless it is a day to use the reptivite. https://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-Rept...+med+calcium+without+d3&qid=1626388218&sr=8-2

Remember you are lightly dusting all feeders right before you feed them off. No powdered donuts look.

You can make all fresh... Follow this list. You want a variety of the items listed. Change it every day or it will get disgusting.

The cham looks to be more like 4 months old based on the size of your hand vs the cham. But may I ask how old you are :) in case your younger with smaller hands. If it is a 4 month old your still feeding it 20-25 feeders every single day. Feeding amounts change as they mature.


I like this feeder run. Lets them feel like they are hunting without having crickets loose that can bite your cham while it sleeps. https://tkchameleons.com/collections/accessories/products/shooting-gallery
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
Crap I forgot the gutload list... sorry hun.

chameleon-gutload.jpg
 
Ok return this one exo terra Multi vitamin: https://www.amazon.com/Exo-Terra-Vi...=chameleon+multivitamin&qid=1626388241&sr=8-3

This one Reptivite is a multivitamin and D3. So you will use this only 2 times a month say the 1st and the 15th. https://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-Rept...zoo+med+calcium+with+d3&qid=1626388173&sr=8-7

This one is your plain calcium without D3 and you will use it at all feeding unless it is a day to use the reptivite. https://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-Rept...+med+calcium+without+d3&qid=1626388218&sr=8-2

Remember you are lightly dusting all feeders right before you feed them off. No powdered donuts look.

You can make all fresh... Follow this list. You want a variety of the items listed. Change it every day or it will get disgusting.

The cham looks to be more like 4 months old based on the size of your hand vs the cham. But may I ask how old you are :) in case your younger with smaller hands. If it is a 4 month old your still feeding it 20-25 feeders every single day. Feeding amounts change as they mature.


I like this feeder run. Lets them feel like they are hunting without having crickets loose that can bite your cham while it sleeps. https://tkchameleons.com/collections/accessories/products/shooting-gallery
So I return the multi vitamin one and get that vitamin one you suggested. Got it. How does that feeder work? Because it has to be opened for the chameleon to get to it but then the crickets would get out. Also I am 15 but my friends say I have small hands 🥲. Idk if they say that just because but yeah. I think they are normal sized lol. And I don't think I got a heater for the cham. The 6% Arcadia light doesn't count as a heater so which heater is recommended?
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
So I return the multi vitamin one and get that vitamin one you suggested. Got it. How does that feeder work? Because it has to be opened for the chameleon to get to it but then the crickets would get out. Also I am 15 but my friends say I have small hands 🥲. Idk if they say that just because but yeah. I think they are normal sized lol. And I don't think I got a heater for the cham. The 6% Arcadia light doesn't count as a heater so which heater is recommended?
Take a look at this https://www.chameleonforums.com/threads/chameleon-shooting-gallery-screened-cage-feeder.169011/
Shows you more about it.

Ok so you have a basking fixture... IT is one of your dome lights. You can use a regular 60-75watt incandescent light bulb for it and that is your heat. No heat at night they need the cool down.

lol ok. so I am still thinking more like 4 months old due to the color blush on babies cheeks and size compared to your fingers. A two month old is very small.
 
Take a look at this https://www.chameleonforums.com/threads/chameleon-shooting-gallery-screened-cage-feeder.169011/
Shows you more about it.

Ok so you have a basking fixture... IT is one of your dome lights. You can use a regular 60-75watt incandescent light bulb for it and that is your heat. No heat at night they need the cool down.

lol ok. so I am still thinking more like 4 months old due to the color blush on babies cheeks and size compared to your fingers. A two month old is very small.
I just doubled checked with my dad and he is actually 3 months old. Is that more realistic? I dont know his birthday so maybe he's close to 4 months. And the heat light I have in the dome is a 60 watt so that works. I can't return the multi vitamin so how do you want me to use the vitamin supplement, d3 supplement, and without d3 supplement.
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
I just doubled checked with my dad and he is actually 3 months old. Is that more realistic? I dont know his birthday so maybe he's close to 4 months. And the heat light I have in the dome is a 60 watt so that works. I can't return the multi vitamin so how do you want me to use the vitamin supplement, d3 supplement, and without d3 supplement.
Reptivite is a multivitamin and D3. So you will use this only 2 times a month say the 1st and the 15th.

plain calcium without D3 and you will use it at all feeding unless it is a day to use the reptivite.

that sounds about right for the age. Where did you get baby from?

As long as the 60 watt bulb is not a red bulb you can use it.
 
I didn't get reptivite, I am unable to return the multi vitamin one so I have the d3, without d3, and multivitamin (https://www.amazon.com/Exo-Terra-Vi...=chameleon+multivitamin&qid=1626388241&sr=8-3) So, I will use the without D3 every day starting the 17th, I will use the with D3 once every other week, and the multi vitamin once every other week. Does that sound right? I got this cham 3 days ago from FL Chams. And my 60 watt bulb is blue so it's fine. And unfortunately the enclosure will not be here until the 27th earliest so I will keep a very close eye on my cham.
 
Reptivite is a multivitamin and D3. So you will use this only 2 times a month say the 1st and the 15th.

plain calcium without D3 and you will use it at all feeding unless it is a day to use the reptivite.

that sounds about right for the age. Where did you get baby from?

As long as the 60 watt bulb is not a red bulb you can use it.
BTW we just decided on a name. Skittles :)
 
Reptivite is a multivitamin and D3. So you will use this only 2 times a month say the 1st and the 15th.

plain calcium without D3 and you will use it at all feeding unless it is a day to use the reptivite.

that sounds about right for the age. Where did you get baby from?

As long as the 60 watt bulb is not a red bulb you can use it.
Oops I forgot to hit send for this one.

I didn't get reptivite, I am unable to return the multi vitamin one so I have the d3, without d3, and multivitamin (https://www.amazon.com/Exo-Terra-Vi...=chameleon+multivitamin&qid=1626388241&sr=8-3) So, I will use the without D3 every day starting the 17th, I will use the with D3 once every other week, and the multi vitamin once every other week. Does that sound right? I got this cham 3 days ago from FL Chams. And my 60 watt bulb is blue so it's fine. And unfortunately the enclosure will not be here until the 27th earliest so I will keep a very close eye on my cham.
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
I didn't get reptivite, I am unable to return the multi vitamin one so I have the d3, without d3, and multivitamin (https://www.amazon.com/Exo-Terra-Vi...=chameleon+multivitamin&qid=1626388241&sr=8-3) So, I will use the without D3 every day starting the 17th, I will use the with D3 once every other week, and the multi vitamin once every other week. Does that sound right? I got this cham 3 days ago from FL Chams. And my 60 watt bulb is blue so it's fine. And unfortunately the enclosure will not be here until the 27th earliest so I will keep a very close eye on my cham.
Ok show me exactly what you got because the reptivite with D3 was in there with the three you showed me.
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
Ok as far as FL chams goes... watch him closely and get a fecal done at the vet. They do not have a very good reputation for parasite free chameleons. You would just take in a fecal to a reptile vet. Most parasites are easy to get rid of and do not cause a ton of harm. Others do cause harm and must be treated.
 
Ok as far as FL chams goes... watch him closely and get a fecal done at the vet. They do not have a very good reputation for parasite free chameleons. You would just take in a fecal to a reptile vet. Most parasites are easy to get rid of and do not cause a ton of harm. Others do cause harm and must be treated.
Ok I will bring a fecal sample to the vet tomorrow after my mom gets out of work.
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
Ok so with these three... you would not use the calcium with D3 because your multivitamin (exo terra) has D3 in it.

So same thing as before.
Exo terra is a multivitamin and D3. So you will use this only 2 times a month say the 1st and the 15th.

Pisces USA plain phos free calcium without D3 and you will use it at all feeding unless it is a day to use the reptivite.
 
Ok so with these three... you would not use the calcium with D3 because your multivitamin (exo terra) has D3 in it.

So same thing as before.
Exo terra is a multivitamin and D3. So you will use this only 2 times a month say the 1st and the 15th.

Pisces USA plain phos free calcium without D3 and you will use it at all feeding unless it is a day to use the reptivite.
Ok got it.
 
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