Ive had mantids before, and I have a crestie in an appropriate sized enclouser, but I have an emptt 12x12x18 (which I know could probably only be used for small inverts) and 18x18x24 which ive been considering as a grow-up cage for another crestie or a gargoyle gecko. Any recomendations on species I can keep or grow out in this size enclouser? Not picky. I’ll do snakes,lizards,geckos,inverts, etc…
You could fit a good colony of mourning geckos in the 18x18x24 tank. A group of ghost mantises would also be neat. I’m personally planning to use my extra 18x18x24 as a temporary enclosure for an Amazon Tree Boa. You could also get a frog species (dart, tree, pacman, etc.) or larger gecko species (crested, gargoyle, tokay, or any day geckos). It all comes down to what you like, you have a lot of freedom with that enclosure.
Could you put a Whites Tree Frog in the 18x18x24? Asking cuz I have an empty one. Really intrigued by those guys.
You certainly could. I also love white’s tree frogs but I don’t really have the space for amphibians.
Do you want to interact with your new critter? If not, how about a chameleon? They are fragile and don’t care for being handled but they are so cool IMHO to observe….
Just a thought……
Dont they need screen enclousers though? I would absolutely look into one! They are very facinating
You know, you are right! I forgot about the screen! Maybe the idea is a bad one. Chameleons are definitely delicate so you probably won’t be able to improvise with them. It would not be fair to the critter!
I brought a chameleon home that someone surrendered to the vet clinic I was working at years ago and I tried to rehab/ nurse it back to health but it was too far gone. It broke my heart when it passed away……
You are like me! You have empty enclosures and you want them filled with something! Lol!
My second choice is definitely a tree boa’.
I’ve kept Solomon Island tree boas in that size before. They’re very cool little boas if you haven’t heard of them before, mine were pretty placid, and they change color throughout the day…
These were the two females that I had before I lost both to RIs.
Check out the chameleon academy guide to carpet chameleons. They don’t need screen and are small enough to live in that size.
absolutely beautiful!!! I might have to study up on them
That’s about adult size as well, though Pleiades was the biggest of the two. From what I remember I think they were both pretty fired up in these pictures. I know Altair was. Her pinks weren’t as vibrant when she wasn’t.
Wow! I have never heard of carpet chameleons!
They are absolutely amazing. They’re gorgeous and captive bred specimens are super hardy when it comes to chameleons.
Oh no! I feel the urge another critter. Somebody stop me!!! Lol!