What are your favorite outdoor trees to put your chams on to let them have the comfortable feel of freedom. Tried and true replies only please.
So do you mean getting a tree for in his cage or letting him roam outside. Any hibiscus is great. If you live in the north you generally get the smaller potted ones (this is for inside cage), but hibiscus in general are safe (to eat) and as someone noted a veiled will eat the flowers. Luna used to eat the peach color flowers and not the darker orange! lol!!Lele, I have nightmares about the birds plucking Fractal away. We have big menacing crows here. lol I was looking at a Fugi apple tree, only 4 ft tall. My instinct was to get it, but I decided to come here and see if there was a better choice. I know someone on here does this all the time. What kind of trees are they using? (without importing from chameleon homeland) <G> What kind of hibiscus are you others using?
Juli, I live in semi-rural NH so have hawks, owls, herons (on a river, but no osprey) and some snakes. First thing is that owls hunt at night If you put your cham on the grass in a an area where there are snakes - well, that simply would not be too bright -I would love to take my chameleons out for a good shower in one of my potted trees, but I also have the bird fears. We have nesting owls, ospreys, and red-tailed hawks, not to mention the snakes that eat the wild anoles off of my pool deck!
So much for hopeful thinking. lol The one tree I already own, Fractal's forbidden fruit. lolAvocado tree (and fruit) is poisonous to pretty much every animal (including horses, sheep, cattle, cats, dogs, etc...) except.... you guessed it right, to humans . (well maybe too much of it will get ya)
I've used a smaller ficus that I hold up to the bigger one and coax Fractal onto it when he's in a mood. I run him to his cage from there. It works well. But once he sees he's been put back inside his cage he goes mad. lol He's very much more responsive to my words now. He's learning and I'm enjoying our relationship more and more each day. But he's also smarter to my tricks.<G>I would love to take my cham(male veiled) out side on a 6 foot fiscus but the problem is i cant get to him without heing hissed or lunged at.
How do i get him in and outside safe for both of us