Veiled Chameleon Care

Chameleons come from many different places starting from rain forest to desert. They’re mainly found in Africa and Madagascar along with other species being found in Asia and Europe. All chameleon species have resemblances. They all have eyes that move independently of each other, moving in 360 degree angles therefore enabling these to see every where at all times. They also have very long retractable tongues that are about 1.5 times their body length.

Their tails are prehensile meaning they can grip vines and branches with it; they are also great for balance. They are able to change their colour pending what mood these are in or climate. Being mainly green presents them a great camouflage against predators in the tree tops and canopies in the rain forests.

They vary in size depending on species. A grown-up Veiled Chameleon will be 35cm-60cm or even an adult Panther Chameleon 30cm-53cm. Their lifespan is between 5-10yrs. The Pigmy Chameleons are smaller between 5cm-10cm and live 3-5yrs. All Chameleons change their colours, when a male is chasing females it will display bright colours or should they be angry. When keeping a Chameleon as being a pet you need to consider their enclosure along with their environment.

An excellent reptile vivarium/terrarium should be half or all mesh as they need good ventilation. A great size could be 91cmx61cmx91cm. The larger the better they like space. Chameleons are solitary animals and should be kept by themselves. In your reptile vivarium/terrarium you may need a great deal of climbing branches and lots of foliage. Plastic plants are great the Chameleons enjoy drinking from your leaves after spraying. The climbing areas should cover the vivarium so that they can reach hot and cool parts of the tank. You may need a good UVB light as well as a basking light.

You will additionally need to have a thermostat to be able to have a constant temperature. You need to cover the basking lamp so that your Chameleon does not burn itself. A dripper to get a water supply is a great idea, spray your Chameleon 2 or 3 times a day. You may also purchase an electric waterfall as chameleons usually do not drink from still water but this can be optional as spraying will be kfepll as long because it is done daily. Chameleons eat locust cricket’s mealworms and other insects. You must use additional nutritional vitamins dust their live food before feeding or enhance water supply i.e. water spray or dripper.

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