Ok, so I've wanted some sort of reptile for a while, But my parents have never wanted one (afraid of it getting loose), however, now that Im out on my own I can get one. I think I would really like to have a chameleon. I've always thought they were pretty awesome creatures.
So I started reading some information about caring for them and such and Im seeing that most of them get pretty big, well, big considering they cant just roam free like a cat or a dog. So my first question is are there any that I could get without having to make a giant terrarium to keep em in? Im talking something like a fish tank size, because most of the info Ive seen so far has said like a 3' square base and 4'-5' tall and thats not something I would get in an apartment.
How long do they live? I haven't found that yet, but that might just be my crappy searching skills.
A couple sites have said they were agressive creatures, does that mean to each other or just in general? Because I have to admit, I would like to take him out and let him crawl around, and show people who visit and such.
And lastly for now, does anyone have some good sites I can look at? The ones Ive found dont look very professional, like they look like something someone did for a class project or something. I dont know, this might be my searching again.
So, in conclusion:
Is there a species that doesnt get so large i have to get a giant terrarium for it?
How long does the typical chameleon live?
When the sites say aggressive, what do they mean?
Any sites I could check out?
(If there isnt a smaller one then this is more just ideas for when I try to get one in a couple years when I have a house or atleast someplace more permanent.)
Thanks for all your help!