No, I’m not talking about some professional cyclist or anything like that. I’m talking about the newest addition to our family (don’t worry, no one is pregnant). We have a brand new baby chameleon coming from Virginia tomorrow! My family has been known sometimes as the “Jacoubowsky Zoo”, much to my dad’s chagrin. At one point, we had 5 chickens, 7 rabbits, and 2 dogs. They all lived long and happy lives and our last chicken passed in December (she was 10 years old!) and our house began to feel just a bit empty with just one crazy dog. My dad has always had a fascination with lizards and I can remember going to pet stores as a kid and drooling over iguanas. But we always walked out empty handed because of the cost, care, space and time that an iguana required.
Then, for my 23rd birthday I knew what I wanted. We have a huge 55 gallon tank in our living room that would be perfect for any reptile. All we needed was the stuff to go inside. So we went down to the pet store and got all the things we needed for a healthy happy home for a chameleon. I ordered him online from a reputable breeder and after waiting for the weather to calm down on the east coast, he is finally on his way! He should be here tomorrow morning, and we are anxiously waiting his arrival. I’ll post pictures of him when I have them!