Semi free range bio active enclosure

Shanar808

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O my.....it feels so f** amazing, what just a thin piece mesh can do. I feel 300% more connected with her 😍. Just sitting next to me in her little tree with no boundary except the few inches of air, BIZAR! Didn’t expected this.....😃
I completely agree! 😍 It’s an awesome experience when your chameleon can be soo close to you without being afraid. I have a free range tree set up from my chams enclosure up and over my bed with a branch she can use to climb near the head of the bed if she wants and here is where she is rn.
 

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Sonny13

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I completely agree! 😍 It’s an awesome experience when your chameleon can be soo close to you without being afraid. I have a free range tree set up from my chams enclosure up and over my bed with a branch she can use to climb near the head of the bed if she wants and here is where she is rn.
👌🏻👌🏻 That’s really cool!
It’s just great when they can do their own thing.
 

Klyde O'Scope

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I completely agree! 😍 It’s an awesome experience when your chameleon can be soo close to you without being afraid. I have a free range tree set up from my chams enclosure up and over my bed with a branch she can use to climb near the head of the bed if she wants and here is where she is rn.
I agree it sounds :cool:. Just curious... Ever have to clean 💩 off your pillow? :rolleyes:
 

Klyde O'Scope

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My enclosure isn't free range, but it's oriented so the little guy can see out the front box window, and he loves it too.

Likewise, the beardie's fave out-of-enclosure perch is in a north-facing window where he can watch what goes on in the big willow tree & meadow beyond.

When either/both have had enough, they make it known by moving. ;)

Really glad this is working out for you! :cool:
 

Sonny13

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My enclosure isn't free range, but it's oriented so the little guy can see out the front box window, and he loves it too.

Likewise, the beardie's fave out-of-enclosure perch is in a north-facing window where he can watch what goes on in the big willow tree & meadow beyond.

When either/both have had enough, they make it known by moving. ;)

Really glad this is working out for you! :cool:
Haha, nice that they got their view and free space.

Even greater that you can read them 😎

She now has double view, and both sides are windows and she can watch from atop of her branches to the garden or to the more actively street side.

So far it looks like it’s working. Had Saturday the first escape and pulled the plastic side walls a bit higher, now 2 days nothing, so 🤞🏻

Now hopefully doesn’t poo in the tree, and more from tree on the soil. That’s for now the big ❓❓❓
 

Klyde O'Scope

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She now has double view, and both sides are windows and she can watch from atop of her branches to the garden or to the more actively street side.
My prediction SWAG is that she'll settle on whichever window attracts the most bugs. :LOL:

Now hopefully doesn’t poo in the tree
Good luck with that! :LOL:

EDIT: 💩 happens when & where it happens.
 
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Shanar808

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I agree it sounds :cool:. Just curious... Ever have to clean 💩 off your pillow? :rolleyes:
😅 I usually lay a cardboard on the bed under her hangout spots but there have been a couple of whoopsies. But it’s not so bad now that I wait for her to leave a pile of 💩 before I let my guard down. 😂
 

CasqueAbove

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On the poop issue. I can't say for sure, but I would swear mine use the same spot for pooping. It tends to be the furthest away from where they spend their time. I will bet 10 to 1 you will find she poops off the edge. 3 to 1 that if you give he a "pooping branch that extends a bit out from the tree she will start using that. Mat take time and some times I think I imagine it, but nope they do seem to have poop spots. It is not something you would notice in a standard enclosure.
 

Klyde O'Scope

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😅 I usually lay a cardboard on the bed under her hangout spots but there have been a couple of whoopsies. But it’s not so bad now that I wait for her to leave a pile of 💩 before I let my guard down. 😂

I get this mental image of you taking a nap right under that spot during the day, and your mouth opens (snoring?) I'll leave the rest to the readers' imaginations... :rolleyes:
 

Klyde O'Scope

Chameleon Enthusiast
On the poop issue. I can't say for sure, but I would swear mine use the same spot for pooping. It tends to be the furthest away from where they spend their time. I will bet 10 to 1 you will find she poops off the edge. 3 to 1 that if you give he a "pooping branch that extends a bit out from the tree she will start using that. Mat take time and some times I think I imagine it, but nope they do seem to have poop spots. It is not something you would notice in a standard enclosure.
Mine has a pretty regular spot (area) in his std. enclosure—right near his feeder cup—probably 80-90%. Some hit the plants—some hit the floor. I've been thinking about putting a paper target on the floor just to see what happens... :rolleyes: EDIT: À la Cow Pie BINGO! :p
 
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Sonny13

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On the poop issue. I can't say for sure, but I would swear mine use the same spot for pooping. It tends to be the furthest away from where they spend their time. I will bet 10 to 1 you will find she poops off the edge. 3 to 1 that if you give he a "pooping branch that extends a bit out from the tree she will start using that. Mat take time and some times I think I imagine it, but nope they do seem to have poop spots. It is not something you would notice in a standard enclosure.
Lets hope so, had read about the poop branch and installed already 6 branches under the crown of the tree, above the soil 🤞🏻 However there are some branches hanging free, outside the soil range 🙄
 

Sonny13

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FYI just measured Bella´s living space and has following dimensions:

Total height 5.7 ft (that includes 2.19 ft height planter)
Total width 3.4 ft
Total depth 2.3 ft

Also, beside the climbing space of the tree, I´ve added at least 17 extra branches around, above and through the tree.
 
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