Captive Bred Ambilobe Panther Chameleons

This article discusses captive-bred Ambilobe Panther Chameleons (Furcifer pardalis) in the United States. It is a complex story which begins with the discovery of ‘Picasso’ Panther Chameleons by Olaf Pronk in the early 2000s and eventually become known as the Ambilobe local form. It continues with a discussion of the complex geography, phenotypes and genetics of Ambilobe Panther Chameleons. And finishes with a few takeaways for breeders who are interested in working with Ambilobe Panther Chameleons.

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Ambanja Panther Chameleons for sale?

This article, specifically, tackles a controversial topic in the Ambanja Panther Chameleon breeding community on what is meant when people say they have an Ambanja Panther Chameleon for sale. It is the first article in a series on the challenges identifying and breeding wild-type local forms of Panther Chameleons. The next one covers the Ambilobe local form. It is because of debates like these that we meticulously document our Panther Chameleons for sale.

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Taiyang (WC)

Imported by One World Exotica in October 2023. WC Taiyang and WC Haiyang are two of my favorite wild caught imports; Taiyang means sun in Chinese because he has a ton of yellow w/ a little mix of orange like the sun, and Haiyang means sea/ocean in Chinese. Haiyang’s blue bars are really something for a WC, so we have the sun (Taiyang) and the sea (Haiyang). They both came in great condition, and I hope to be working with them for years to come.

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Haiyang (WC)

Imported by One World Exotica in October 2023. Our Wild-caught Ambilobe Panther, Haiyang, came in with some face injuries which make him less likely to get the glam shots on social media; however, we are incredibly happy with him from a genetics and breeding standpoint. His blue bars are the best of all of our WC imports from One World Exotica and his body is very nice as well - green/yellow and only some very sparse red/orange markings.

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Reptile Show Reporter: Jon Hill from iPardalis

A great discussion with Sean McNeeley where we cover: my history in the hobby individually raising Panther Chameleons the impact of husbandry on polygenic traits show strategies to grow the industry and improve outcomes for customers

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WC Bibi x Mamony

This pairing is a great F1 group with WC Bibi paired to our 4th gen female named Mamony from Blossom x Maitso. Our hope is that the strong blues on the female side of this lineage will help clean up the mixed bar look of WC Bibi and he’ll bring some size and fresh genetics into the mix. WC Bibi’s yellows are very interesting and slightly different from Blossom’s, so it will also be interesting to watch these animals as they mature.

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Parasites and Ethics - Coccidia Found in Furcifer pardalis

Executive Summary Coccidia Basics Structure Life Cycle Known Species Isospora brygooi Choleoeimeria glawi Eimeria vencesi Discussion Reference TL;DR This article examines three of species of Coccidia which are known to infect Furcifer pardalis and poses a theory that Choleoeimeria glawi (FigureĀ 3) are more likely to cause serious illness based on extant literature and our experience. More clinical research is warranted because we are not specialists in parasitology or veterinary microbiology, and we did not attempt to bifurcate our clinical results by Coccidia species.

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WC Dia x Vaosary

This pairing was the only successful clutch with Wild-caught (WC) Dia. We paired him to our 5th gen Ambilobe female named Vaosary from Papafee x Lokana. Vaosary was a stand out female with a lot of orange from one of my favorite 5th gen groups. Because of how rare this line will be, they are a great option for breeders looking for high-quality foundation animals at the F1 generation. Really love that we got some WC Dia and Papafee clones in the mix here - very cool stuff!

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Jimanga x Bumblebee

This pairing was between our 5th gen male named Jimanga from Manga x Imelda, and a 5th gen female named Bumble Bee from Papafee x Lokana. This is the combination of two of our favorite lines and the culmination of years of selective breeding for yellow body blue bar traits. If they don’t prove out, we have no one to blame but ourselves! ;) Hatch dates 6/28/23 - 7/10/23 Hatch rate 23/26 M1 | Ambilobe Panther Chameleon

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Chameleon Chronicles: Ethics

Great discussion with Amanda & Lee Ready of Ready’s Rainforest, The Reptile Gumbo Podcast, and Dr. Rob Coke DVM about egg sales and other random ideas that popped into our heads. We planned on discussing Ethics The impact of egg sales on the community Why we chose not to sell eggs This was a great show with 2 chameleon breeders and a top reptile veterinarian. Podcast link: Chameleon Chronicles: Ethics

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