I’ve been debating this for over a year and a half, and this past weekend at NARBC Arlington I finally decided I was going to get a Chameleon (panther). I found a very reputable breeder who was extremely knowledgeable, and will definitely be the person I purchase from.
I’m pretty sure I bombarded her with A LOT of questions over the weekend, so instead of stalking her business page on Facebook I thought I’d come to you lot and ask a few additional questions I have.
I plan on going the Bioactive route and will be getting the Leap Habitat 22x17x36 full enclosure kit. I wanted to see if anyone else has used them or has had one and give me some insight on the pros/cons of their enclosure. I plan on purchasing this style and kit because it comes with an programable mister and fogger and the design is very sleek.
If you do have the enclosure and are using it for a Chameleon how did you get your sticks/logs to stay up inside it? That’s another question I kept finding myself asking after looking at all their photos on their website and Instagram. To me it looks like you just stack on top of each other in a way that your Chameleon won’t budge the limbs or fall off. Is that correct?
As for anyone doing a bioactive enclosure can you send me some good resources for the correct plants and clean up crews you have currently working your enclosure? I’ve been reading a lot on different sites and have been getting mixed answers for plants.
Moving forward my husband has a few concerns about Chameleons in general. Is is true they only live for around 5ish years? I told him that males are the pretty ones (can someone please just respond and tell him I’m correct? He thinks I’ve programmed Google to tell him the same thing lol). What’s something you wish you knew about Chameleons before getting into them?
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated! I don’t plan on getting one anytime soon. I would like to be more knowledgeable and have an enclosure setup before picking up my new companion.