Is it safe to keep bearded dragons with chameleons ?

Is it safe to keep bearded dragons with chameleons ?

Postby storm.W » Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:06 pm

My mate organise me a chameleon , but the cage that I have has 3 baby bearded dragons in it !
would it be safe to keep them together or would they just eat eachother ????? :?:
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Re: Is it safe to keep bearded dragons with chameleons ?

Postby Bushviper » Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:24 pm

The chameleon would eat up your bearded dragons.
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Re: Is it safe to keep bearded dragons with chameleons ?

Postby storm.W » Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:11 pm

What if the were about the same size ?
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Re: Is it safe to keep bearded dragons with chameleons ?

Postby froot » Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:03 pm

The answer is no! Do not keep different species together.
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Re: Is it safe to keep bearded dragons with chameleons ?

Postby storm.W » Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:37 pm

Ok cool thanks for the advice !
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Re: Is it safe to keep bearded dragons with chameleons ?

Postby fredsmith » Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:49 am

Bushviper wrote:The chameleon would eat up your bearded dragons.


Wow. I'd have figured it to be the other way round.
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Re: Is it safe to keep bearded dragons with chameleons ?

Postby insaniac » Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:03 am

A Chameleon is much more of a hardass than people think it is...

They will literally chase anything away from their territory, if they don't eat it first.
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Re: Is it safe to keep bearded dragons with chameleons ?

Postby fredsmith » Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:15 am

Thats absolutely facinating!!
Who'd have thought of a Chameleon being the badass of the situation?
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Re: Is it safe to keep bearded dragons with chameleons ?

Postby insaniac » Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:27 am

They can fit a massive amount of food in their bodies as well if given the chance to...

Those 3 beardies would've been gone before weeks end...
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Re: Is it safe to keep bearded dragons with chameleons ?

Postby fredsmith » Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:38 am

Wow! I don't think I'll be looking at Chameleons in the same light again... Respect to the mighty Chameleon!!
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Re: Is it safe to keep bearded dragons with chameleons ?

Postby Bushviper » Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:01 am

I have also seen a beardie eat a sub- adult rat so it could have gone the other way depending on size.

Mixing species especially wild caught and captive breds from different continents is irresponsible.
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Re: Is it safe to keep bearded dragons with chameleons ?

Postby fredsmith » Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:06 am

What species out there, if any, are communial though BV?
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Re: Is it safe to keep bearded dragons with chameleons ?

Postby Bushviper » Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:17 am

You can keep species that occur in the same area which do not compete. With lizards it is difficult because they will feed on each other quite happily. Many lizards will eat their own kind too so even colonies of one species do not always do well.
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Re: Is it safe to keep bearded dragons with chameleons ?

Postby steve » Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:51 am

you should try getting the animal all that it requires before getting the animal, lighting, cage, stuff to climb etc. that also helps.
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Re: Is it safe to keep bearded dragons with chameleons ?

Postby storm.W » Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:00 pm

Thats quite an eye opener ! The chameleon seems so calm and chilled ! Iv got a cage thas nice and big for it , how long would I have to have it in the sun for per day ???
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