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My dad's girlfriend loves Chameleons, but they seem to be rather pricey, as well as hard to look after.

I was wondering what the cheapest on the market are, and which ones are easiest to care for? If they prove too much for the both of us, we'll probably end up just going with cresties
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Pygmy chameleon I would imagine. If she want's something larger then I'd say a Yemen.
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pygmies r by far the cheapest and there small hhowever they are prone to randomly dying. If you would like something a biy more hardy then go for a yeman!
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Go for a Crestie, all Chams can be challenging.
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I know all can, but I figure I have a good deal of Reptile knowledge, and since it'd be living in my house, I can help out, and we'd both be doing a lot of research (we can't have one until about 6mnths-1yr, anyway).

I thought Yemens would be the easiest, though, I've never looked into Chameleons, as they aren't really my thing :P

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Yemens/veileds definitely. Like has been said Pygmies can often die for no reason and most are wild caught. From my experience they are nowhere near as easy to keep as people make out.
Veileds are not much more and are far more understood and available.

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I know all can, but I figure I have a good deal of Reptile knowledge, and since it'd be living in my house, I can help out, and we'd both be doing a lot of research (we can't have one until about 6mnths-1yr, anyway).

I thought Yemens would be the easiest, though, I've never looked into Chameleons, as they aren't really my thing :P

Thanks for your help!
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To be honest, one you have done all your research, set up a good enclosure and establish a routine with your Cham, they are not difficult, it just depends if you want to put the time and effort in, same with any other animal. Yemans are lovely, my friend has a beautiful female, with a lovely temprement, I personally prefer the Panther locale, but each to their own
Chams are unique and very individual, a real charming animal
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To be honest, one you have done all your research, set up a good enclosure and establish a routine with your Cham, they are not difficult, it just depends if you want to put the time and effort in, same with any other animal. Yemans are lovely, my friend has a beautiful female, with a lovely temprement, I personally prefer the Panther locale, but each to their own
Chams are unique and very individual, a real charming animal
Yeah, I've just been told when I've asked about Cham's to "not bother", as I apparently don't have the experience for them
Well, in 6 months we'll look into getting a Cham for her! Thank you all
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Don't get an animal on the bassist of cheapest and easiest to care for.

Get an animal on what you want, like and will enjoy. Then caring becomes easy.

I had the same worries about chameleons but I now have a panther. Care is simple. Set the temps. I have a thermo hydro stat so that keeps my temps and humidity correct at all times.
Plenty of ventilation and large enclosure for adults.

Hope this helps.

Cresties are better if you want to handle your pet. Mine love the attention, where my panther is still moody ATM.

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