Hi! I've recently delved into the world of chameleons and honestly its so amazing. I have a 4 month old female ambilobe panther chameleon as of now and want to breed her after she gets a year old. I am purchasing a cute little 3 month male from someone on this site and I will be raising them to pair for breeding in a year or so (so plenty of time to prepare and think about it, either way they'll be my pets). Here is my husbandry information for the female. For the male I am setting up a 2x2x4ft screen enclosure this weekend before I get him.
- Your Chameleon - Ambilobe Panther Chameleon, Female, 4 months. Care- One Week. Received from Roberson Reptiles
- Handling - She doesn't show any aggressive behaviors when she is hungry so I've been working on feeding her to gain her trust. I personally don't need to handle her a ton- I just love to watch her do her thing.
- Feeding - I've been feeding her about 4 large crickets in the morning and a couple around 5pm. I also occasionally feed her superworms that are in an edible substrate from Josh's Frogs. ( I will say I do not know much so PLEASE any food advice would be so helpful) Crickets are fed flukers orange cube.
- Supplements - I have been dusting the crickets; I feed her with Zoo med repticalcium every feeding. The dusting is more of a light sprinkling on the floor of the crickets terrarium and they get it on their legs. I plan to dust them with vitamin D3 twice a month.
- Watering - I mist her cage in the morning until water drops form on the foilage and start to fall and at 5pm. At night I have a mister that runs for about 6 hours on a very low misting setting. It is a humidifier that is pointed into the enclosure.
- Fecal Description - Sally has not been tested for parasites. I can ask the breeder if he tests them though. I also have a reptile vet nearby. Her poop looks very similar to the healthy poop connected to the urate in the poop thread in the health portion of the forums. I normally only see them after they've dried out but the urate is a pale whitish with a little yellow.
- History - N/A
- Egg Laying- I have a deep round black trash can that I filled with moist dirt for her laying. She hasn't laid anything yet though.
- Cage Type - Screen zoo med 16 by 16 by 36. I am getting a new 2x2x4 made for her.
- Lighting - I am still using the dual bulb zoo med tropical light fixture. Zoo med 5 UVB reptisun bulb and a zoo med reptibasking spot lamp white light.
- Temperature - The temp range is around 78-80 at the top and 70 at the bottom. My home is at 69-71 degrees.
- Humidity - I'm measuring humidity with a gauge from petsmart- it was cheap. The humidity untouched is normally around 40% and when I mist it goes up to 70%. Nighttime misting almost reaches 100%.
- Plants - No live plants. I am going to add a few soon as of now I am using artificial reptile vines and leaves.
- Placement - My cage is placed on top of my high dresser in the corner of my bedroom. My bedroom gets closed off until I come back from work at 5pm. There are no vents nearby.
- Location - I am in Raleigh, North Carolina.