One of the difficult parts of having a chameleon as a pet [http://www.chameleontips.com/] is definitely the part where you have to feed it live prey. You have to invest time, money, and effort. You’re lucky your chameleon’s favorite food is the grasshopper and you’ve got a lot of them on your backyard. There have also been reports where chameleons also like to eat flowers, leaves, or fruit, and that will not give you as hard a time as looking for live prey will.
We had picked up my kids in Albuquerque for their spring break and had spent a miserable 5 days camping in the sleet and the rain and the snow, because it’s all we could afford to do with them. When that ordeal was finally over and we had dropped them back with my ex, we headed home for Denver, but we were caught in a blizzard in Santa Fe and the highways were closed. We knew we couldn’t survive the night in a tent and had to get a motel. We had and some change and no credit. We drove up and down Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe trying to find a motel we could afford. It was incredibly embarrassing walking in to ask how much a room was and having to walk back out because I couldn’t afford it.
Caulk around windows, bathrooms, countertops and any other crevice where there may be holes or cracks. Always check the weather stripping and door sweeps as well. These are other possible entry points.
Hornworms and Sphinx or Hawk Moths: Sphinx or Hawk Moths are the adult forms, and the large chameleons love them. The hornworms can be fed to a chameleon of any size.
These creatures may be so little to enter your home through cracks and small openings. It is essential to identify unwanted pests and bugs in your own home in order to find a way to get rid of them. This article gives a list of the most typical house pests.
Tropical dubia roaches: Take note that when it comes to roaches, it should be cultured or non-infesting. These are an inexpensive food source for your chameleon, and are also an ideal addition to your chameleon’s diet when included with leaves and fruits.
Superworms and Beetles: Beetles are the adult form of superworms, and these should only be fed to the adult or larger species of the chameleons. The superworms may look like mealworms, but they are bigger and have a slightly different color. They might be too big for small chameleons.
Take away any pet food in the overnight hours. You will also want to take away their water bowl. Bugs like to eat the food and then wash it down with the water bowl. If you are spraying for bugs with pesticide you want to take away the dog bowl before hand.
When moving into a new place the new tenant almost always has to replace the shower curtain hooks in the bath stall or tub. Generally these are plastic and although they may seem easier really are not. They’re typically seen as less trouble due to rusting of the older metallic ones previously used in bathrooms years ago. However, if you know what to do; you can use the older metallic ones and enjoy their weight and efficiency even today. Take the metallic shower curtain hooks or rings and rub them with an oily rag prior to installation. (WD-40 anyone?) If you have old ones that you wish to restore to new condition; simply soak them in a mixture of water and a few drops of ammonia. Then take them out and wipe dry. Repeat if necessary for those really tough rust stains. Brand new and life extended.
Granted, people have to make a living. Some of the products that are offered may actually be desirable. It’s only that most of us have lost our homes to hosts of invaders disturbing our serenity and privacy. There has got to be a better way!