FramsChams Panther Chameleon Breeders
We are Brian & Carolyn Laframboise- a blended family, husband-wife team who share a love for all animals; human (we have 4 children between us) as well as furry, scaly, stinky, spiky and sticky. We have always had a variety of pets in our homes (even as kids) that we carefully researched, learned about and made sure we gave them the best. The more different they were, the better. Between the two of us we have over 40 years of reptile keeping experience in addition to other pets such as birds, ferrets, sugar gliders, hedgehogs, cats, dogs, reef and freshwater fish.
This is how we landed on wanting chameleons. Of course they are beautiful colors and patterns, but what we fell in love with was the way they moved. Leaf-walking, scoping out everything in their environment with those amazing eyes and, of course, their tongues! We were fascinated by them. We relentlessly researched and spent an enormous amount of time online deciding what habitat we would provide and the husbandry chameleons needed to live their best life. We surrounded ourselves with knowledgeable people and learned as much as we could from them. Our first venture was building two bio active, glass enclosures to house a male and female panther chameleon and the finished products were phenomenal. We loved this type of keeping.
After a successful pairing of our male and female which resulted in hearty, healthy eggs we got the bug. We slowly started adding chameleons from different areas of Madagascar to our family and sold locally on a very small scale for years. At the end of 2018 we knew we had outgrown our small passion of the heart and both felt the pull to step it up a notch. We ended up doing some renovations and created a chameleon room in our basement where we are lucky to maintain optimal temps and humidity levels. We have also expanded outside that room where we now keep Jackson’s and Melleri. Currently we have about 75 cages with over 25 breeders as well as babies, juveniles and young adults.
Some of the different localities of panther chameleons we have are Nosy Be, Nosy Mitsio, Nosy Boraha, Nosy Faly, Ambilobe, Sambava, Vohemar, Ankify, and Ambanja. We also have Jackson’s Chameleons, Xantholophus and Machakos Hills as well as Veiled Chameleons. If you are looking for a certain kind that we have not listed here we are positive we can find what you are looking for or can refer you to friends we have in the business. New for 2020 we will be breeding our crested geckos as well. Look for those cute, easy-to-care-for guys coming soon!
We take the utmost pride in our husbandry, as well as the relationships we have made with our customers and people that just reach out to ask questions. We always have time to give to those wanting to learn, because we were there too long ago. It was those relationships that we cherished and keep to this day and we can only hope to “be that” for someone else. When you become a customer of ours, you not only become a friend, but a member of our