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Building instructions for a double outdoor enclosure

These building instructions belong to an outdoor aviary system we designed and built ourselves, which we use for large chameleons. The materials are from professional aviary construction for birds. As always, we do not...

Brumation

Among many chameleon keepers, it is a recurring topic: hibernation in the terrarium. Should you offer a brumation period, if yes with which species and why at all? This article is intended to get...

Feeders

Who wants to keep chameleons needs to cope with living feeder insects. Today, pet stores offer a wide variety of potential feeders. This page gives you an overview, tells you which feeders are appropriate...

Water supply

Chameleons in Madagascar can be seen drinking mainly during rain and in the morning. They do not drink from stagnant water but actively take in moving water from plants or branches in particular. There...

Construction manual for a Parson’s cage

This construction manual is from one of our young Calumma parsonii parsonii‘s cages that we built by ourselves (as almost all of our chameleon cages). We assume no liability for mistakes in lengths or...
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UVB radiation

What is UVB radiation? UVB is the abbreviation for Ultraviolet B. This is a part of the solar radiation that reaches the earth. Only about 5% of the sun’s rays are ultraviolet rays at...
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Visits to the vet

Generally, we need to say first: A sick chameleon ALWAYS needs a reptile vet. The fact that many chameleons die despite treatment is in most cases not due to wrong treatment or an “untreatable”...
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Rearing offspring

When you successfully mated your chameleons, the female laid her eggs also successfully and egg incubations went well, it is time for the juveniles to hatch and thus you have to rear the offspring....

Egg-binding

What means egg-binding? Egg-binding describes the fact that a female cannot lay her ready-to-lay eggs. Causes There are many things that can cause a chameleon to be egg bound: The eggs are too much...

Terrarium lighting

Naturally, lighting belongs naturally to the species-appropriate terrarium. The lighting is secured by different lamps. In the last decades, a lot has happened in this area so that the imitation of nature-like lighting conditions...