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The unfortunate case of Fox and his parasitic infection. Caution: Necropsy photos!

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Following the unfortunate passing of Fox the chameleon, here's a look at the simple things you can do to minimize the risk of parasites in your collection. 

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It's a few weeks late but my review of my two Rainforest Habitats cages is live! I am so pleased with the quality of these cages and the customer service that Sean provides, I would highly recommend these cages to anyone. 

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As a companion piece to the Reptile Apartment’s piece on how to build a hospital cage, here is a quick guide to metabolic bone disease (MBD), what it is, how it can be prevented, and how a hospital cage can work towards getting a chameleon healthy again. 

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My first original article for Reptile Apartment is up on the website this morning! Unfortunately conditions like metabolic bone disease (MBD) are preventable but highly common among new reptile keepers, and in chameleons especially, where the vertical height of a cage can spell disaster in case of a fall, using a hospital cage can help them safely.

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For everyone that didn't catch it on my Instagram of FB page, I got a new chameleon yesterday! After a little over a year of being completely chameleon-less following the illness of one of my dogs, I took the plunge and ordered a gorgeous little panther from Wild Side Chameleons. He will be an amazing educational ambassador for the blog in the years to come.

This week's blog post covers how to order a chameleon online and have it shipped to you. It's a really easy thing to do as long as both parties take the necessary precautions! 

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I love this article by Karen Stockman of The Chameleon Farm as well. Today we have more information on chameleon husbandry than ever, but so much of it is just noise! I don’t claim to be the leading authority on chameleon care, by any means, but it is so frustrating to see such terrible, vague, outdated, or misguided help online on a daily basis. Mostly by people who mean well but don’t know how much they don’t know about chameleons. So it becomes a blind leading the blind situation.

http://ow.ly/RPk5306RCFT

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Posted these on Instagram yesterday but didn't throw them up anywhere else! Here is a male carpet chameleon (Furcifer lateralis lateralis), a smaller species whose care is very similar to that of a panther. There aren't very many but there are breeders who sell beautiful captive born/bred babies, and these guys can make an excellent chameleon for people who may not have room for a huge 48" tall cage. http://ow.ly/i/pIh5f
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Terrific article to think about today over on the ReptileApartment.com by Karen Stockman of The Chameleon Farm. We all want to build start breeding experience somewhere but it still needs to be carefully considered.

http://ow.ly/tyc4306TF0g

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This is an individual that I photographed outside my workplace window, where 2-3 adults have set up their little territory in a couple trees around a leaky water hose. Impressive male!

http://ow.ly/WTZz306RtI5
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