melleri cham.>>>>>>

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melleri cham.>>>>>>

Post by Taiko » Mon, 30 Dec 1996 04:00:00



python pete,
they are called c. melleri, mellers cham.   they come from from the
mountains of tanzania, Africa.They are one of the largest of all cham. the
females have or show
a whitish cast to there bodies, other than that they are very hard to sex,
most
likely you got imported animals.They usually come in very heavy with
parasites.
Suggestion run fecal samples  on both, treat as follows ie good rep. vet.
but there
are  several solutions to rid them of parasites,do not handle the animals,
they  get stressed out too much. They need a very large area/cage try a
spare bed room,  
fill it with ficus trees, they are insectivours but have been known to eat
small
birds in the wild.The male and female need space you might want to house
them separately.They require water like any of the other montane cham.
ssp.when they get use to you you can use a hand held sprayer, works great.
temp fluctuation
is also a must.I will  have to get back to you on that as i don't remeber
there
 temp. range.
NOTE: THESE GUYS ARE MORE DIFFICULT TO MAINTAIN THAN OTHER cham.SSP.
GOOD LUCK YOU WILL NEED IT.
How much were they , just curious.
taiko99