Sold as Ambilobe is it really?

Discussion in 'Chameleon Identification' started by HiddenHerps, Dec 6, 2018 at 9:46 AM.

  1. HiddenHerps

    HiddenHerps Member

    I baught Hulk from a breeder and importer. He is a LTC that was obtained as a juvenile and is approximately 2.5 years old. He is 17.5 inches in total length and 165g. I am not nearly experienced enough to know for sure but his color patterns are so different from other Ambilobe males I have seen. Any thoughts? 20181205_145342.jpg 20181205_145350.jpg 20181205_145442.jpg 20181205_145531_HDR.jpg 20181205_145621.jpg
     
  2. Matt Vanilla Gorilla

    Matt Vanilla Gorilla Chameleon Enthusiast

    Very beautiful! If you don't like him sent him my way! Lol. Probably a Ambilobe.
     
  3. HiddenHerps

    HiddenHerps Member

    LOL quite the opposite I assure you! I LOVE him...he HATES me! I just saw a picture of a chameleon from another locale that looked just like him.
    https://www.madcham.de/en/lokalform-ankarana-ost/
     
  4. HiddenHerps

    HiddenHerps Member

    His bars change from black to a light blue and he gets increasing yellow and deep green when he gets "excited".
     
  5. marcsman16

    marcsman16 Member

    I would say is a nosy mitsio :)
     
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  6. marcsman16

    marcsman16 Member

    Here's a pic of a Nosy Mitsio:
     

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  7. Jesspete

    Jesspete Established Member

    Whatever he is, he's gorgeous!
     
  8. Matt Vanilla Gorilla

    Matt Vanilla Gorilla Chameleon Enthusiast

    Mitsio are very hard to find! Especially as a wild caught! Your odds of a breeder/importer making a mistake and accidentally selling you a Nosy Mitsio is absolutely zippo!
     
  9. Syreptyon

    Syreptyon Chameleon Enthusiast

    Agreed, most definitely not a mitsio. Keep in mind that your chameleon is wildcaught, so it hasn't been bred over generations to look a particular way like the captive bred ambilobes we are used to seeing!
     
  10. salty dog

    salty dog Member

    He is miraculously friendly for a wildcaught!! Lucky you!! And he's coool looking!!
     
  11. HiddenHerps

    HiddenHerps Member

    LOL he was behaving for the camera and that's only the 2nd time I've had him out in as many months. He tried to eat me when I put him back. But like I said I'm still a novice chameleon keeper so I have only Loki my CBB male to compare him too. He looks very much like the "classic" Ambilobe.Loki comes out once a week and sometimes comes to the door looking for food probably but I like to think he likes me just a little. The other two....hate my guts food or no!
     
    #11 HiddenHerps, Dec 6, 2018 at 4:34 PM
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  12. HiddenHerps

    HiddenHerps Member

    I did think of that but wanted to check with more experienced folks. Thank you!
     
  13. HiddenHerps

    HiddenHerps Member

    Thank you! He recently became a daddy and I hope his babies are just as cool!
     
  14. HiddenHerps

    HiddenHerps Member

    That would be awesome but then his upcoming offspring would be a cross... That's frowned upon right?
     
  15. HiddenHerps

    HiddenHerps Member

    You're right it does look just like him!
     
  16. salty dog

    salty dog Member

    When I say yours is friendly, I mean it, if you have ever seen any other wild caught, you would know what I'm talking about
     
  17. HiddenHerps

    HiddenHerps Member

    I see...good to know. I have never seen another wild caught. I like to stick with cbb animals as a general rule. He was a long term captive so maybe that made a difference. My husband fell in love with a picture of him on FB. I was adamantly against getting this wild caught male and his already bred mate but my hubby was struck. We talked with the breeder/importer several times and then went to get them in person to look them over and save her the stress of extended travel. They were in their preset cages within 5 hours of being bagged and have done really well. I don't hold them much or for any extended time.
     
  18. salty dog

    salty dog Member

    He looks very healthy, a wonderful cham!! Wow!! You got him with a fertilized female from him?
     
  19. HiddenHerps

    HiddenHerps Member

    YES! From a wonderful guy. He had an awesome set up. He answered all of my questions and showed me a few tricks as well. Queen B his mate laid 28 eggs and all are doing great. She on the other hand will be going to the vet this week because she'd been eating well but not gaining and today I found a worm in her stool. We take their care very seriously, I'm glad it shows in Hulk's pictures. Thank you!
     
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  20. salty dog

    salty dog Member

    The offspring should be great!!, I would take both to the vet!! if you could part with an egg... I'd like one!!
     

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