Chameleons in South England
Our home is in the town centre of Burgess Hill near Brighton, yet perfectly quiet and within walking distance to the train station and bus stops. The train will take you in one hour to the city centre of London and in 15 minutes to the beaches of Brighton. I am a single mum with a teenage daughter and we are house-sitters ourselves and love travelling. We occasianally need a reliable person or couple to look after our own pets - a pair of chameleons, "Lizzie" and "Joshi". Lizzie is very easy to take care of, but Joshi must be hand-fed at least once a day. The duties also involve to look after her live food, too - worms and crickets - and keep them alive and well. The vivarium lights need to be switched on in the morning and off in the evening, and the leafy plants inside Lizzie's home must be sprayed with water a few times a day. Joshi gets his drinking water sprayed right into his mouth. During our next trip in April we will also have hameleon eggs to be looked after, which only involves opening the containers once a week for air supply and removing mouldy or stinky eggs, and making sure that the incubators stay switched on at the right temperature. That's it!
Our Home & Location
We are renting a spacious 2 bedroom unit in a six-unit building, on the first floor (no lift), with a balcony overlooking an old church and a nice park with lots of sporting facilities such as tennis courts, skate park, fitness trail, and cricket grounds. It is just 5 minutes walk to three super markets and other shops and restaurants, banks, hospital, police station, cinema, bus stop, etc. and 10 minutes walk to the train station. If you come by car you will have a dedicated resident's car parking spot. Our unit is modern and stylish, with all new furniture. It has two double bedrooms, a large bathroom with a shower over bath, living/dining room including TV with Netflix, unlimited high-speed Internet, and a large kitchen. Lizzie and Yoshi have two separate vivariums, but can also be homed together. Burgess Hill has a cinema, 52 restaurants and a little theatre. The surroundings features a variety of walking paths and a lovely landscape. It is 5 minutes drive or bike ride to the "Triangle" swimming pool complex. A pleasant place to stay!
Responsibilities & Pets
Two Veiled Yemen Chameleons, Lizzie and Yoshi. They need watering and feeding, and it is important to monitor the temperature and turn on and off the heat lamps as needed. They also have an outdoor playground for warm days (summer only).
December 2018 | Helen
March 2018 | Adrian