What is your favorite species of chameleon?

#1
Figured i could start up a fun topic for a lazy morning here at the house.

What is your favorite species of chameleon and why. It can be anything from a small locale or subspecies, or if your obsessed with an entire group of chameleons that works too.

Figured this could be a good area of discussion.

My top three would have to be:
Parson's
Meller's
Oustalet's

Why? Because i really enjoy working with larger species in general. When it comes to dogs, only big dogs do for me, as for fish its large Catfish and Gar, for reptiles, large Chameleons and Monitors. i hated only having small frail animals all the time when i did things like live bearer show breeding in fish. so i upgraded to the biggest and the baddest.

Would i buy an animal only because of that? No way, however if i can handle one and its appropriate for me, then i certainly will get one.
 
#2
Nosy Faly Panther chameleon. It's just so unatural and wild looking. I live in Tennessee, so the most colorful thing we ever see is the occasional squirrel.
 

camimom

New Member
#3
My fav at the moment are Triceros Hoehnelli.
However, I will also put my name with the ones you mentioned.
I would also like to point out, that I love them all.

I cant claim one fav over others because htey all have things i like about them. so for me, its like comparing apples to oranges.
 
#4
My fav at the moment are Triceros Hoehnelli.
However, I will also put my name with the ones you mentioned.
I would also like to point out, that I love them all.

I cant claim one fav over others because htey all have things i like about them. so for me, its like comparing apples to oranges.
Totally agreed. if i could, i would keep 2+ of every species in their own perfect enclosures. however due to monetary problems, i can't do that. haha
 
#6
Trioceros werneri, they have those little flaps on the back of their heads and cool warty scalation.

what are those flaps called again? anyone anyone? melleri have them too

Bradypodion transvaalense, just becuase of recent posts. i cant stop drooling

and Kinyongia multituberculata, the long tail and dorsal scales, and the log growing out of their faces.

......actually i think that might just be a wishlist. the only one of those ive owned is werneri, and i wish i had never gotten rid of them. at least not before having bred them..... oh well

i think my favorite species is still gonna have to be veiled. nothing beats a gorgeous male veiled. and i think thats why i havent gotten one since i started up again. ive seen a lot of bland, subpar male veileds in recent years. and im afraid that if i get a youngster he wont turn out looking as nice as i would expect.

my favorite individual chameleons ive ever owned? is probably a tie between a male panther Spuzmahker and a probably male melleri Balthazar. just based on personality.
 

camimom

New Member
#7
Trioceros werneri, they have those little flaps on the back of their heads are cool warty scalation.

what are those flaps called again? anyone anyone? melleri have them too

Bradypodion transvaalense, just becuase of recent posts. i cant stop drooling

and Kinyongia multituberculata, the long tail and dorsal scales, and the log growing out of their faces.

......actually i think that might just be a wishlist. the only one of those ive owned is werneri, and i wish i had never gotten rid of them. at least not before having bred them..... oh well

i think my favorite species is still gonna have to be veiled. nothing beats a gorgeous male veiled. and i think thats why i havent gotten one since i started up again. ive seen a lot of bland, subpar male veileds in recent years. and im afraid that if i get a youngster he wont turn out looking as nice as i would expect.

my favorite individual chameleons ive ever owned? is probably a tie between a male panther Spuzmahker and a probably male melleri Balthazar. just based on personality.
How bout a male from Kink, my male veiled? ;)
 

camimom

New Member
#9
the one in your profile under "hanging out"? yeah hes a looker. ive just been seeing all these males with tiny or oddly shaped casques, small frames and dull coloration.
Yup. thats him.
Hes not dull at all, hes not that small, and his casque is perfectly shaped.

and his gf Lily is due to lay in a week or so.
 

Olimpia

Biologist & Ecologist
#11
For me, panthers, hands down.
I love the shape of their heads, their size, their colors, their scales and spikes, everything (and this includes males and females equally). Regardless of whatever else I own I think panthers will always be my favorites. Hopefully there will always be a panther in my collection, maybe even descendants of my current pair, but time will tell.

Meller's and carpets are a close second, and I've had both. I would like to own another Meller's but they are so hard to come by. I'm also getting a B. trans which will be great, I'm sure.
 
#12
We love our Panthers, Their colors are amazing :)
But having said that, the Triceros Hoehnelli keep catching my eye. I think I would like one of those next. Love the little spins under their chin's and the cute little nose :)
 
#13
1st parsons - they look so ancient and dinosaur like , so nice head,the color of the eyes ....its so crazy
2nd panthers - they can amaze you with their colors and paterns
3rd veileds - love the head and temper
 
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