Free range

Light/heat placement
Heat retention
Ventilation
Humidity
Drainage
Cleaning
Stress Factors
Additional Comments









Light/heat placement - Easy

Ideal for mercury vapour bulbs as the UVb produced travels a decent distance.

There is some evidence to suggest Mercury vapour lights are too powerful for Panther Chameleons. They may be suitable if placed further away from the chameleon thus reducing the UV reaching the animal.


Maintains heat - Poor

Additional night-time heat may be required. Free range is better suited to warm rooms
As free range set ups are usually larger than enclosures several basking spots may be needed.


Ventilation - Excellent

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Maintains humidity - Poor

Hard to add additional water without making surroundings wet however using real plants will provide better humidity than plastic ones.


Adding Drainage - Easy

Large trays can be used to collect water run off. DIsposal of excess water can be a problem.


Cleaning - Hard

Tends to be one large plant with added perches and real plants can be hard to clean without damaging them.


Stress Factors

Best placed in corner of room for security of the chameleon.


Additional Comments

Danger of chameleon getting off and escaping/running into pets/getting trod on etc.

Extra size allows more exercise which is particularly good in preventing egg retention in females.

Hard to get the conditions just right.


Plastic Mesh - such as Reptarium

Aluminium Mesh - black flyscreen such as the Terry Thatcher range

Plastic - vision vivariums or purpose built

Glass

Wood


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