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Phoenix

Bearded Pygmy Chameleon

Overall satisfaction

4/5

Acquired: Pet store

Gender: N/A

Appearance

4/5

Health

4/5

ActivityLevel

3/5

Temperament

5/5

Easy to provide habitat

3/5

Easy to handle

4/5

Visibility

3/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

0/5

Easy to Feed

0/5

Easy to provide environmental needs

0/5

Pygmy Leaf Chameleon

By

Oklahoma, United States

Posted Mar 26, 2012

I bought Phoenix from a pet store when he was a couple of months old. I got him because I think chameleons are really interesting, but I had no idea what to expect. Phoenix wasn't unfriendly, but he wasn't necessarily friendly, either. He mostly just wanted to be left alone in his tank, but was perfectly happy to just sit on my finer or shoulder, too. Chameleons are great if you don't want to have to spend a lot of time or attention on a pet- I just put him in a vivarium and dumped in crickets every so often and that was it. But chameleons are extremely delicate- I had to give him to a friend when I moved, because he never would have been able to make the trip like my bearded dragons could- and he didn't really like to be pet or handled too much. Every time I would stroke his side he would try to side-step my finger. Phoenix would eat from my hand, but that was about as far as it went. A chameleon is not the pet to get if you want interaction and bonding with your pet. All Phoenix wanted was to be left alone for the most part, and he blended in so well with the leaves in the terrarium I couldn't always find him when I wanted too. They are more difficult to keep too in terms of keeping the humidity and temperature right. I would not recommend them for children, because of their delicate nature and anti-social attitude. But they would be good for someone who just wanted to keep chameleons in a tank and admire them.

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