UVB light must be inside as glass absorbes UVB. Can be hard to attach
both heat bulb and UV light..
can be covered in cork sheets which insulate. Alternatively the outside
can be insulated but care should be given to avoiding turning the
inside walls into "mirrors" where the chameleon will see
its reflection and stress.
Adding ventilation is a specialist job. Not generally designed for
covered fish tanks are not suitable as the air soon becomes stale
at the bottom.
- Very good
too good and can lead to respiratory infection from stale air
is a must but very hard to add.
thoroughlty cleaned without much difficulty.
and all round visibility can cause stress but covering inside walls
with cork sheets or fish tank backing helps.
built glass vivariums with proper ventilation, covered sides and good
drainage are much more suitable than fish tank varieties and also
handle water well. Still danger of burns (see Mesh - light/heat) if
mesh top used.
of vivarium can not be moved outside in nice weather so the chameleon
will undergo a degree of stress when moved outside to a new enclosure.
Mesh - such as Reptarium
Mesh - black flyscreen such as the Terry Thatcher range
- vision vivariums or purpose built