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Maurer3D

New Member
1) Cage - 18 inch x 18 inch x 36 inch Screen Cage($50-$100)
2) A drainage tray - ($10-$30)
3) Duel Light Hood ($20-$40)
4) UVB 5.0 Compact Bulb - I use Reptisun 5.0($20-$30)
5) Heat Bulb - ($5-$10)
6) Calcium w/o D3 - ($5-$10 for 4 oz.)
7) Calcium w/ D3 - ($5-$10 for 4 oz.)
8) Vitamins - ($5-$10 for 4 oz.)
9) Fake Vines - I use fake vines as support and extra highways ($40-$50 for 50ft of BioVine, Need like like 15ish feet for each cage)
10) Live or Fake Plants - ($20-$50 worth should be good A ficus or 2 and a Pothos or 2 would do it)
11) Sticks of appropriate size and strength - (Free if you go to a wooded area, Be sure to clean them with hot water)
12) Mister of some kind ($5 - $200 depending on how automated and which features you want.)
13) Dripper - ($5-$10)
14) Deli Cups - to feed them from (Free if you get the chameleon at a show - a couple cents per cup otherwise)
15) Thermometer and Hydrometer - ($5- $30 I recommend a duel digital can find at Home Depot for $20)
16) Steady supply of feeders - (cost depends on what you feed and weather you start feeder colonies)
17) A timer of some sort for the Lights - (free-$30)
 

laurie

Retired Moderator
I would go ahead and get a 24x24x48 so I did not have to buy a second cage, you can just use part of it. i would also never use a compact UVB bulb as there have been to many chams have problems with those. Other than those two difference I think you have been supplied with a complete and excellent list. jmo
 

Julirs

New Member
Here is a copy of a shopping cart from Reptmart (www.Reptmart.com) with all of the supplies you would need if you get a baby or juvenile Veiled or Panther. I would get a fixture for the UVB light at Walmart or another big box store, and just put in a 60 watt regular household bulb for basking, and then add an appropriate sized live plant and you are good to go. You can of course get a bigger cage, or it is nice to have a second one for deep cleans or sunning.

Product Quantity Sub Total:
Digital Terrarium Thermometer
SKU: TH-24 $5.99
Dlx Porcelain Clamp Lamp (Blk - UL Listed) 5.5"
SKU: LF-11 $12.99
Aluminum Screen Cage (16x16x30") - Black
SKU: asc161630-b
Color: Black $54.99
ReptiSun 5.0 UVB Fluorescent Bulb 18"
SKU: FS-18 $19.99
Rep-Cal Calcium with Vitamin D3 4.1oz.
SKU: rc200 $4.99
Rep-Cal Calcium (without D3) 4.1oz.
SKU: rc220 $4.99
Reptivite with D3 2 OZ
SKU: A36-2 $4.99
Twisty Vine 29"
SKU: TA-18 $7.99




Sub Total: $116.92
 

laurie

Retired Moderator
Here is a copy of a shopping cart from Reptmart (www.Reptmart.com) with all of the supplies you would need if you get a baby or juvenile Veiled or Panther. I would get a fixture for the UVB light at Walmart or another big box store, and just put in a 60 watt regular household bulb for basking, and then add an appropriate sized live plant and you are good to go. You can of course get a bigger cage, or it is nice to have a second one for deep cleans or sunning.

Product Quantity Sub Total:
Digital Terrarium Thermometer
SKU: TH-24 $5.99
Dlx Porcelain Clamp Lamp (Blk - UL Listed) 5.5"
SKU: LF-11 $12.99
Aluminum Screen Cage (16x16x30") - Black
SKU: asc161630-b
Color: Black $54.99
ReptiSun 5.0 UVB Fluorescent Bulb 18"
SKU: FS-18 $19.99
Rep-Cal Calcium with Vitamin D3 4.1oz.
SKU: rc200 $4.99
Rep-Cal Calcium (without D3) 4.1oz.
SKU: rc220 $4.99
Reptivite with D3 2 OZ
SKU: A36-2 $4.99
Twisty Vine 29"
SKU: TA-18 $7.99




Sub Total: $116.92

Great job, we need this as a sticky or I could use it as a copy & paste list, would you mind?
 

Julirs

New Member
Of course I would not mind. We could make it more complete by adding a fixture for the UVB tube, and the one thing they did not have was the Flukers Bend a Branch-so I added the twisty vine. I will add the fixture...
Product Quantity Sub Total:
Digital Terrarium Thermometer
SKU: TH-24 $5.99
Dlx Porcelain Clamp Lamp (Blk - UL Listed) 5.5"
SKU: LF-11 $12.99
Aluminum Screen Cage (16x16x30") - Black
SKU: asc161630-b
Color: Black $54.99
ReptiSun 5.0 UVB Fluorescent Bulb 18"
SKU: FS-18 $19.99
Rep-Cal Calcium with Vitamin D3 4.1oz.
SKU: rc200 $4.99
Rep-Cal Calcium (without D3) 4.1oz.
SKU: rc220 $4.99
Reptivite with D3 2 OZ
SKU: A36-2 $4.99
Twisty Vine 29"
SKU: TA-18 $7.99
ReptiSun Terrarium Hood (fits 18" Reptisun) 20"
SKU: LF-60 $29.99




Sub Total: $146.91
Shipping: Calculated During Checkout
Tax: Calculated During Checkout
 

ImaMainer24

New Member
Thanks a lot guys! I'm only wishing I could get a chameleon right now:rolleyes:
PS: What would you need the calcium with D3 vs. no D3?
PPS: Are veiled chameleons good with handling and interaction?
PPPS: I read that female veiled chameleons lay infertile eggs without the presence of a male...is this true?
Thanks again!
 

Julirs

New Member
Thanks a lot guys! I'm only wishing I could get a chameleon right now:rolleyes:
PS: What would you need the calcium with D3 vs. no D3?
PPS: Are veiled chameleons good with handling and interaction?
PPPS: I read that female veiled chameleons lay infertile eggs without the presence of a male...is this true?
Thanks again!
Save your money! You want to be able to purchase and have some left over for Vet bills, feeders, etc.
You need with D3 and without because the chameleon needs some D3, but does not need it all of the time.
Chameleons are the LAST thing you want to get with an expectation of handling and interaction, they are solitary and territorial, and the vast majority want to be left alone. If you want something to handle get a bearded dragon-they so not stress so much.
And yes, females lay infertile eggs without the presence of a male.
 

Mr Wilson

New Member
I also saw that it said "live OR fake plants". You definitely want to get live plants (see the safe plant list on the site). They help keep humidity up and catch water droplets that the chameleons drink from. You can get Schefflera (we use those, personally) at a place like home depot or lowes. I've even seen those, as well as pothos, at Stop and Shop (grocery store).

Don't forget a hydrometer to monitor your humidity levels as well as a dripper or, later on, a mist system. You'll also need a spray bottle which you can probably find for around $3.

Along with feeders, you'll need to gutload them as well with veggies and greens and have a place to keep them.
 

Amanda1801

New Member
Of course I would not mind. We could make it more complete by adding a fixture for the UVB tube, and the one thing they did not have was the Flukers Bend a Branch-so I added the twisty vine. I will add the fixture...
Product Quantity Sub Total:
Digital Terrarium Thermometer
SKU: TH-24 $5.99
Dlx Porcelain Clamp Lamp (Blk - UL Listed) 5.5"
SKU: LF-11 $12.99
Aluminum Screen Cage (16x16x30") - Black
SKU: asc161630-b
Color: Black $54.99
ReptiSun 5.0 UVB Fluorescent Bulb 18"
SKU: FS-18 $19.99
Rep-Cal Calcium with Vitamin D3 4.1oz.
SKU: rc200 $4.99
Rep-Cal Calcium (without D3) 4.1oz.
SKU: rc220 $4.99
Reptivite with D3 2 OZ
SKU: A36-2 $4.99
Twisty Vine 29"
SKU: TA-18 $7.99
ReptiSun Terrarium Hood (fits 18" Reptisun) 20"
SKU: LF-60 $29.99




Sub Total: $146.91
Shipping: Calculated During Checkout
Tax: Calculated During Checkout
:eek::eek::eek: I've spent TWICE that amount - and in £ not $ - so about three times!! lol
 

farrahsc

New Member
Wow the site looks amazing! Great job Chad! I want to snatch that male Verrucosus right off the page lol. That is going to be my next cham!
 
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