Chameleon concerns

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I'm seriously considering bringing the aviaries indoors.
These species like it the SAME temperature as my house. 73°f. With a basking spot I could do with CHE and UV supplied by 5.0 strip florescents.
Hmmmm. Sounds like stuff I already own.
 

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I'm seriously considering bringing the aviaries indoors.
These species like it the SAME temperature as my house. 73°f. With a basking spot I could do with CHE and UV supplied by 5.0 strip florescents.
Hmmmm. Sounds like stuff I already own.
Just like tortoises, I like to have both an inside and an outside enclosure. I use both.
 

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I raised several of those in years passed. I like them.

Wax worms and meal worms are ok once in a while, but shouldn't be fed often or in much quantity. Crickets are a decent food source with the right gut loading and dusting, but they die off for no reason, stink, make a lot of noise, and if left with a sleeping cham overnight, they will chew on your animal. I quit keeping chameleons and other insectivores for a long time due to my dislike of crickets. Plus they are difficult to breed, so you have to buy new ones all the time. Roaches are the way to go man. You'll see.
Dubia roaches are illegal in Florida.
Discoid roaches ARE legal.
Neither are appealing to me.
I wish there was a species that kept that isopod look and didn't get the wings.
I just can't stand that.....
And I don't know why.
What do you know about GREEN BANANA roaches? They're not too creepy and they're Florida legal.
 
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Dubia roaches are illegal in Florida.
Discoid roaches ARE legal.
Neither are appealing to me.
I wish there was a species that kept that isopod look and didn't get the wings.
I just can't stand that.....
And I don't know why.
What do you know about GREEN BANANA roaches? They're not too creepy and they're Florida legal.
I've been reading about them.
They are Florida indigenous. That's good.
But they're about a dollar each. They fly. They can climb up anything and are no more nutritious than a cricket.
 

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Dubia roaches are illegal in Florida.
Discoid roaches ARE legal.
Neither are appealing to me.
I wish there was a species that kept that isopod look and didn't get the wings.
I just can't stand that.....
And I don't know why.
What do you know about GREEN BANANA roaches? They're not too creepy and they're Florida legal.
I have no experience with the banana roaches. I never got any that could fly.

Discoids get big and they are fast movers. All of the Blaberus genus are that way. They also don't reproduce as fast as dubia. Are dubia illegal to posses in FL, or just illegal to ship?
 

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I got these INDOOR cages today for $100.
They are very large. I need to bleach them and do some minor repairs.
2.5'x2.5'x4.5'
Smaller than the two outdoors aviaries that I haven't assembled yet.
So I have indoor and outdoor.
Hopefully I'll be able to get this going soon.

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I got these INDOOR cages today for $100.
They are very large. I need to bleach them and do some minor repairs.
2.5'x2.5'x4.5'
Smaller than the two outdoors aviaries that I haven't assembled yet.
So I have indoor and outdoor.
Hopefully I'll be able to get this going soon.
Those are nice! I saw them new on eBay for $128 each. I have a Jackson’s chameleon and I was thinking of getting it for him. I am also considering an outdoor green house for my tortoise food and a secondary paradise for him.. still undecided though. I got him as a juvenile and he’s grown a lot in the past few months. He won’t eat the roaches. Loves the hornworms but they are very expensive and not a lot of nutrients to them.. he eats mostly crickets and super worms.. I’ll be watching your progress:)
 

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Those are nice! I saw them new on eBay for $128 each. I have a Jackson’s chameleon and I was thinking of getting it for him. I am also considering an outdoor green house for my tortoise food and a secondary paradise for him.. still undecided though. I got him as a juvenile and he’s grown a lot in the past few months. He won’t eat the roaches. Loves the hornworms but they are very expensive and not a lot of nutrients to them.. he eats mostly crickets and super worms.. I’ll be watching your progress:)
Thanks
I don't think I'll be doing roaches.
 
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