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Free roaming chameleons

Can you let a chameleon roam freely in the house?I also have 2 Dracaena plants ,look like palm trees ,about 4 foot tall.Would he spend more time there or wandering through the house?
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I think that should be fine as long as they are safe from other animals, kids, etc.

They prefer a Ficus benjamina and you have to spray the tree a lot to keep the Chameleon at the needed humidity

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Can you let a chameleon roam freely in the house?I also have 2 Dracaena plants ,look like palm trees ,about 4 foot tall.Would he spend more time there or wandering through the house?
I looked into chameleons a couple years back. cool pets! there are plenty of people who kept free-roaming chams but Im not sure how much they ventured off of their trees. Check out chameleonforums
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I would also be cautious if pesticides are used in the house.


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When we where home, ours was out of her cage in her ficus tree. We had a heat lamp not to far away so that she could stay warm still, but the plant wouldn't catch on fire.
When we went to bed, or had to go out, she went back into her cage for safety reasons.

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I had veiled chameleon in college.

They seem like a good idea, but there are some down sides:

1. They dont like to be handled. So going from cage to free roaming is probably pretty stressful for all but the most tame.
2. Their poo doesn't stink but it looks kind of like the dry portion of bird poop and can be clingy
3. They eat crickets. Ive found that any pet that eats pest insects means you will have pest insects in your house.
4. They can drown easily so if you do free roam, keep the tank well out of reach.
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