What do you think?

Uri

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What do you all think? I added some more sphagnum moss for added humidity as it seems to dry out more then I’d like during the day and keeps the humidity at around 80-90 at night while keeping some dew on the morning helping me reduce mistings as I’ll hand mist this one with my pressure sprayer I also will add more branches I’ll collect from outdoors and added some bendavines and spider wood in the back by the money tree to give plenty of perches away from view I also added some pothos vines for extra plant coverage and was wondering if I should add another plant in that more bare area or leave it with just some more branches and if so what plants to add that would be nice?
 

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Klyde O'Scope

Chameleon Enthusiast
Unless you're going full bioactive, substrate isn't a good idea; it can promote/grow mold, mildew, fungus, and/or bacteria, and can be difficult to 'spot clean'.

It appears to be a hybrid enclosure, but I don't see an intake vent near the bottom to provide ventilation via stack effect. It also appears to be quite a bit smaller than 24" x 24" x 48"(?)

A fogger can help with reaching those high nighttime humidities, or automated mister.

I'm a believer in live plants & vines only, so no 'bendavines'. Some artificial vines can flake, releasing eye irritants and/or compaction risk if ingested.

I suppose it's possible to have too many plants, but IMO, you're not in any danger of that.
For plants, stick to the known safe lists:
https://chameleonacademy.com/plants/
https://caskabove.com/chameleon-safe-plants
https://www.madcham.de/en/pflanzen-fuers-terrarium/
https://www.chameleons.info/l/safe-and-unsafe-plants/

Enclosure should also be up off the floor. Chameleons are most at ease when their basking site is at or above eye level.
https://chameleonacademy.com/chameleon-cage-placement/
 

Uri

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Unless you're going full bioactive, substrate isn't a good idea; it can promote/grow mold, mildew, fungus, and/or bacteria, and can be difficult to 'spot clean'.

It appears to be a hybrid enclosure, but I don't see an intake vent near the bottom to provide ventilation via stack effect. It also appears to be quite a bit smaller than 24" x 24" x 48"(?)

A fogger can help with reaching those high nighttime humidities, or automated mister.

I'm a believer in live plants & vines only, so no 'bendavines'. Some artificial vines can flake, releasing eye irritants and/or compaction risk if ingested.

I suppose it's possible to have too many plants, but IMO, you're not in any danger of that.
For plants, stick to the known safe lists:
https://chameleonacademy.com/plants/
https://caskabove.com/chameleon-safe-plants
https://www.madcham.de/en/pflanzen-fuers-terrarium/
https://www.chameleons.info/l/safe-and-unsafe-plants/

Enclosure should also be up off the floor. Chameleons are most at ease when their basking site is at or above eye level.
https://chameleonacademy.com/chameleon-cage-placement/
It is full bioactive with springtails and isopods I dumped a rather large amount of springtails too I washed out the bendavine too remove all the flakeyness before adding it and scrubbed it a bit and it’s for a carpet chameleon so it’s an 18 18 24 with a line of many small ventalation holes in the back and sides to allow the chimney effect. In the back used a diamond tipped drill to make a hole and covered it with sceen mesh for added ventilation. And I always use chameleon academy’s plant list and if I’m unsure I type in the plant name here to see people’s experience with it they were all safe from what I could dig up. I made a mixture similar to abg mix with my substrate that I’ve used for my new caladonian geckos
 

Uri

Avid Member
I made a thread about it being for a carpet before in the early stages but I forgot to add that this is an update to that. This was actually my least expensive enclosure to set up with the fact that I had plenty of spare items like my substrate my drainage layer is just washed fish gravel, my moss and all I got from home improvement as washed and organic the most expensive thing was the enclosure itself and probably the money tree and uvb fixture
 

Klyde O'Scope

Chameleon Enthusiast
yeah I was just wondering since carpets are more grassland than dense forest idk
You wouldn't know it from any of the pics online. 🤨
Carpet chameleons are the most common and plentiful species of chameleon found on Madagascar, which is off the coast of Africa. They live in varied habitats and favor humid areas in the central to southern regions, where most of the native population can be found.​

I might add a small fern there as well to give plenty of hiding opportunities
(y) As long as the enclosure is bioactive, why not a 'carpet' of Boston Ferns?

They're ubiquitous, 😁
Nephrolepis exaltata, commonly called sword fern or Boston fern, is native to Florida, West Indies, Mexico, Central America, South America, Polynesia and Africa. It is an evergreen fern that grows with an upright spreading habit to 3' tall and as wide.
https://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=c548

look cool, :cool:
https://www.google.com/search?q=bos...VolWoFHXr1AwIQ_AUoAnoECAEQBA&biw=1024&bih=625

and are on the 'safe' lists! (y) 😃 (y)
https://chameleonacademy.com/plants/

I doubt giving an chameleon more spaces to hide ever hurt them
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