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    Hello all.

    I am active on the chameleon forums as I own two of them. A friend of my wive had to give up hers. so we decided to take him on. I just have a few questions. this is after I watched many youtube vids on them.

    Some say a vertical habitat with substrate ( eco earth etc) and lots of vines and tree for him to climb?

    Some say horizontal habitat?

    do they really eat and drink from bowls?

    many also mentioned crickets only 2-3 times a month?

    many said pangea fruit mix food?

    what about home made food? only fruits?

    thank you ahead of time.*

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    Which species of chameleon is it? That can make a bit of difference in the care advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LEGENDARY70 View Post
    Hello all.

    I am active on the chameleon forums as I own two of them. A friend of my wive had to give up hers. so we decided to take him on. I just have a few questions. this is after I watched many youtube vids on them.

    Some say a vertical habitat with substrate ( eco earth etc) and lots of vines and tree for him to climb?

    Some say horizontal habitat?

    do they really eat and drink from bowls?

    many also mentioned crickets only 2-3 times a month?

    many said pangea fruit mix food?

    what about home made food? only fruits?

    thank you ahead of time.*
    OK. I just got back from the store. I bought a 29 gallon tank that I will setup vertically.* a lot of the research i did tells me that is what many people use. the question i have is what kind of cover does everyone use on those tanks? the only cover petsmart and petco had were complete covers.....no door or anything. where have any of yall gotten a cover with some sort of door? thx

    its a crested gecko. I have chameleons. But need info on the gecko. thx

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    Welcome aboard. Thanks for mentioning that you have a crested gecko.

    When my friend customizes 10 gallon enclosures from horizontal to vertical, she carefully removes the glass at one end. Then she replaces that glass with 1/8 inch or 1/4 inch hardware "cloth"/wire mesh. She cuts the hardware cloth to size and then secures it to the new top of the enclosure with a velcro strip along the front and the back. This provides necessary ventilation and airflow for a crested gecko.

    She then measures the wide open section for a piece of custom-cut plexiglas. She has an access door cut into the plexiglas with a hinged door. She uses packing tape to secure the plexiglas panel to the edges of her 10 gallon enclosures.

    I use Eco Earth's coco fiber as a substrate for crestie George whom I've kept for 12.5 years.

    My crestie loves Pangea Fruit Mix Complete with Insects. Pangea is a trusted brand.

    Here's my Crested Gecko Care Sheet. It's in outline form.

    Post #6 on the above thread details how my friend customizes her 10 gallon enclosures.
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    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

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