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    I currently have two chameleons that I care for at others homes. These are not them. Someone was trying to give them to a pet store that doesnt have experience with any types of chameleons and they were just going to give them a try without researching them. This is a bad idea. Chameleons are extremel fragile and delicate animals. I gave them $5 a piece and took them home. I will research and care for them as best as possible. Their adult counterparts were also sold off for $5 to a breeder and they look exactly like them just about 3-5" long. Any help or links to it will be greatly appreciated.

    Oh and sorry, I took the 2nd picture with my phone so its bad quality.

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    They look like veiled chameleons. I used to have a few, but I didn't get them that young.
     
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    Can't say for sure but they appear to be true Chamelions unlike all the Anoles pawned off as chamelions. Cool critters I would have taken them home for $5 a piece even though it would of cost several hundred for the terrarium to set them up in:lol:
     
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    They dont live in terrariums, only screened enclosures for good ventilation. And they are true chameleons. They are not veiled though, becuase I saw their parents and theyre deffinately not veiled. Im just not sure what they are and have nothingto go off of becuase the pet store asked no questions. I also tried some PP to try and get the composition thing down. Is this better than the first one? JKust a crop and a little contrast boost.

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    PS. I know the lighting is a litte harsh, disregaurs that and only comment on composition if you would? Thanks a million.
     
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    I had Chamelions when I was a kid and have always thought of doing it again. So fun to watch.
     
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    They are pretty amazing. The panther ones are the greatest when it comes to color change, but these guys are jsut as good in my opinion. Unique.

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    Gotcha. The babies looked like it, they don't have much for veils at that age. I would have taken them for $5, too. I still have the full set-ups from mine, but just haven't gotten around to getting any more. The snakes & bearded dragons are plenty for now.
     
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    Any interest in getting rid of the setups? Apparenty I need more now :lol:.

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    I don't think you'd want to pay for the shipping...:mrgreen: Plus, I do eventually plan on getting some more.

    I built a screened cabinet that measure 6' wide x 2' deep x 4'tall (without the stand), and it is, um, quite heavy. I have it set up with dividers to hold either two or three chameleons.
     
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    Your probably right. I was thinking about making them a mesh cage too. Theyre pygmys so it doesnt need to be any immaculant thing. Do you know of somewhere I could get directions or diagrams about how to go about building one of these cages? Maybe even a picture of one of yours on hand so i could get an idea?

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    The pygmies, which I do believe they are, need smaller spaces (makes it easier for them to find food) so you may be better off buying a Reptarium or something similar. They are inexpensive screen cages, very light, and work great for chams. Good luck with them!
     
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    They are pygmys, but I just dont know which type of pygmy they are. I plan to buy a reptarium, but I have always wanted to build one so when the opportunity opened, I figured i'd take it.

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