I have been wanting a chameleon for years and decided to finally go for it. I have owned and bred leopard geckos in the past and also had an iguana as a kid. I've been lurking for a few days now as I have been trying to understand everything I'll need for a chameleon. I'm planning on going with a Panther male, 4 months old or so. So far I have below on my list of things to buy before buying a chameleon. I plan to have the cage setup and running and then order the chameleon. ZooMed ReptiBreeze cage - 24"x24"x48" - Wanted LLLReptile cage but they not longer sell them. Is DIYCages better? MistKing 22251 Starter Misting System MistKing Rain Nozzle MistKing T fitting to allow 1 mister nozzle + rain nozzle ZooMed digital temp + humidity gauge ZooMed Dripper Repashy Calcium Plus ZooMed Reptisun 5.0 T5 bulb + bulb fixture Ceramic heat bulb + bulb fixture 2x Emours Small Animal Bend-A-Brand jungle vine (on amazon) Things I am not sure about: Setting up the cage. Should I buy bamboo sticks or something to give framework within the cage to attach vines too etc? Without doing this I don't understand how to attach vines and stuff to the cage. I prefer to not cut into the screen if I can avoid it. Where do I get leaves that will suit a chameleon well for lurking in and drinking off of. Is Michaels craft store a good place to look? Is the drip system needed if I will have the MistKing Rain nozzle set up? Where do I buy a chameleon? Every where I go seems sold out of the nice looking males. Looking for an exotic colored one. I'm in NJ and would like to pick up locally if possible, but I know this may be a long shot. How old of a cham should I get? I'd like to get one on the younger side but read putting a tiny cham in a huge cage can stress them out. I'd also like one that is a little older so I can see the coloration better.