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Old 25-08-2009, 02:25 PM
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Hi ladies and gents
im lookin for some advice im considering getting a yemen cam,ive been doing a little research on them and talkin tomy local shop and im gettig conflicting reports on humidty,heat and handling.
whats the optimum humidty and how is this best requlated?
uvb do i use the spiral bulbs or tube does it matter?
heat source in the basking area should i be looking for 70-80degrees our over this during the day?
handling can i handle them reqularly or not the pet shop says i can the internet not im very confused!!!!

PLEASE HELP!!
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Old 25-08-2009, 03:15 PM
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iv gota admit im not experianced with cams but have u checked out tricias website? its got all the info on all reps and shes very good!

check it out go to tricias website! x
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Old 25-08-2009, 03:18 PM
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whats the optimum humidty and how is this best requlated?

i keep my humidity between 50-60 and it goes higher when i mist the cage(i do this three times a day)

uvb do i use the spiral bulbs or tube does it matter?

linear tubes are better the spiral bulbs are known to cause eye problems.

heat source in the basking area should i be looking for 70-80degrees our over this during the day?

this depends on the age of the chameleon babies need a much cooler basking spot.My 11 month old likes a basking area of between 88-90f

handling can i handle them reqularly or not the pet shop says i can the internet not im very confused!!!!

this is a very argumentitive subject with cham owners,again it depends on the chameleon.Some seem to enjoy being handled whereas others are very aloof and won't tolerate it at all.Mine will tolerate handling when HE wants it and no other time.Females tend to be a bit more friendly,but come with other worries such as egg binding as they lay eggs regardless of being mated.

i would say get your set up sorted for a few weeks before you get the chameleon so you can monitor temps and make sure they are pretty steady.
then go get the chameleon from a breeder if possible,and once you have it get a faecal sample done to check no parasites are present.

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Old 26-08-2009, 10:37 AM
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Uv I would use linear as spiral has been reported to course eye problems.
Heat bassking spot at around 80f
Humidity some where around 50 to 60
Handling I would say is down to the animal some don't mind being handled and others like ours don't even like us going in her viv. We are hope full she will get used to us and allow us to handle her at some point.
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Old 26-08-2009, 10:14 PM
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You can get a mega ray uv/ spot lamp in one unit, not the cheapest, but it has a really good uv output, better than any tube, on a nice day i used to put my yemen outside to get natural light, even on a dull day there is more beneficial uv than in most if not all light units.
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