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Melleri

Meller's Chameleon

Overall satisfaction

4/5

Acquired: Wild caught / rehabilitation animal

Gender: N/A

Appearance

5/5

Health

1/5

ActivityLevel

2/5

Temperament

3/5

Easy to provide habitat

2/5

Easy to handle

2/5

Visibility

3/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

0/5

Easy to Feed

0/5

Easy to provide environmental needs

0/5

Meller's Chameleon

By

Binghamton, New York, United States

Posted Aug 31, 2011

Chameleons of all species are often not very hardy in captivity due to their very sensitive stress levels and advanced care requirements. Unfortunately with the Meller's Chameleon, they tend to be one of the harder species of Chameleon to keep. They require difficult levels of humidity to keep up with so require constant misting by hand or a misting system (including foggers) is required.

I gave him a low level of temperament and handling because Chameleons are mostly display animals as handling causes them stress which is detrimental to their health. Light handling once in a while is okay, but do not keep bothering them too often. Temperament got a low rating, because he gets huffy and puffy at times. If he gets too scared he will open his mouth and hiss at me. This mostly happens when I get the camera out though, he's never done this with me picking him up. Seems more scared of the camera then myself touching him.

Overall, I love Chameleons and this guy certainly keeps me entertained. He's sitting in the tall plant I bought the other day, watching me right now as I sit in the living room watching TV. Gives him some time out of his enclosure and room to roam about. Of course, constant supervision is needed. :-)

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