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I just seen a new addition to the exotic-pets website. Rhampholeon nchisiensis (described as the Pitless Pygmy Chameleon). Wonder if anyone has experience with these? They are described as a communal species. Are they? Well, thanking you all? Happy New Year.
 

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i don't know much about this species but they are very small! and I mean very! They probably would live in groups just because a half decent sized viv would mean they could all hide from each other!
 

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LOL. I dunno. Still have my doubts.
Apparently you can keep a group of 4+ in one of those exo-terra tall vivs. The 30cm long 40cm tall ones...
 

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they can be kept together. seen quite a few about just lately.
 

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you can keep a group of most pygmys as long as there are enough hiding places they are not communal as such they are just used to being around others. even in the wild the population density is pretty high. makes them more tolerant...

i wouldn't put them in an exoterra though they may not last long..most species need a good degree of ventilation and the exo terras simply cannot provide this...

they can be quite fragile though so read up! oh and don't go for the brooksia they can be very specialist...
 

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If I were to get any Chamy I'd be keeping them in one of those flexarium thingies. So, What would you suggest is the best sized flexarium(?) for a pair/tro if these Chameleons?
 

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you could go for a trio in a 2 foot x 18inch x 2 foot or a 20 gallon(76 L) flexarium..be aware though that certain individuals will not tolerate others around them..

does depend on the species of pygmy though...some of the leaf pygmies are much more sociable creatures...

once again though i must stress that they are not a 'beginner' species even the rhampholeon..they can be a pain when it comes to eating and over supplementation can kill...you have to get a happy medium..

one important thing to remember is that they are all from naturally humid climates and getting a 80% saturation in a flexarium is often difficult..depending on species this may fluctuate slightly but it still overall should be maintained.

they are pretty dull and most keepers have other chams and keep them as an interesting sideline..
 

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LOL an interesting sideline, made me laugh a bit.
I seen a pair of elephant eared chamys on the livefoods classified a while ago. I wanted though, but these Pygmys look like a challenge. Anyway, I need to sort afew things out before I can consider anything else. I'll read the caresheets.
 
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