Potential Cage Question

#1
I'm planning on getting a veiled chameleon in a few weeks at the reptile show. I currently have an 18x18x24 Exo Terra glass terrarium and I was wondering if i could use it temporarily for the chameleon.

I've read that they need screen enclosures, but is there anyway i can make the one i have work?

Thanks!
 
#3
I'm not exactly familiar with how they are constructed but could you somehow replace the back and front doors with screen somehow? If the answer is no, then I would say your best bet is to buy a new enclosure or plan to build one. Keep in mind, these guys can get pretty big in a year and will need more room than 18x18x24... All ways best to plan ahead.
 
#4
I'm planning on getting a veiled chameleon in a few weeks at the reptile show. I currently have an 18x18x24 Exo Terra glass terrarium and I was wondering if i could use it temporarily for the chameleon.

I've read that they need screen enclosures, but is there anyway i can make the one i have work?

Thanks!
Ventilation is the key. The problem with the exoterra systems is that it's all enclosed in glass. No ventilation so humidity can be hard to find at a constant level. Look at the top viewed posts in this forum and there's one about a guy with glass enclosures and making it work. Take a page or two from him if you really want to use your exoterra stuff. I'd suggest getting a screen cage or even doing a simple DIY with PVC and screen material from home depot. Make a cage for under $20 that way.
 

ferretinmyshoes

Veterinarian
Staff member
#5
Regardless of ventilation problems an 18x18x24 is way too small for a veiled unless it's a hatchling! If it is very small it can work as a temporary cage but if it's even half its adult size that cage would simply be too small for it. The lights are correct though.
 

SS4Luck

Established Member
#6
What show are you going to? If it is a large one there will be vendors seling mesh cages for cheap. Im pretty sure its tiki tiki even seels a starter kit where you get a cage and full setup plus cham for a hell of a deal.

Im pretty sure its FLChams, but it might be screamealons that has the same deal too and i know 100% for sure LLLReptile does.


Get at LEAST an 16x16x30, if not a 18x18x36. The second of the two will last you up till a year or so with a veiled male, and would pry be okay for a female adult. A full grown male veiled will need a 2x2x4, they just get large lol
 
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