Welcome to MyPetChameleon.com

On this website you can read all about keeping chameleons as pets. I try to cover more species of chameleon, but I mostly cover the veiled chameleon (Chamaeleo calyptratus) as it is the most common chameleon to be kept as a pet.

I try to make this website as easy to navigate as possible. You will find the categories on top.

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Buying a chameleon

Wild-caught vs captive bred

There was a time all exotic animal pets were taken from the wild to be kept as pets. There were just no captive bred animals to buy, as people lacked the knowledge to breed them and where missing the animals […read more…]

Keeping healthy

When a chameleon refuses to eat

Sometimes a chameleon just refuses to eat. This is normal, sometimes the chameleon just does not feel its best or something happened that temporarily causes it to refuse to eat. You should not worry about this. A chameleon can easily […read more…]

Recent articles

Anatomy of a chameleon

General info
This website is about the Veiled Chameleon Chamaeleo calyptratus. Other names for this species are Jemen chameleon or Yemen Chameleon. Body size and skeleton An adult veiled chameleon will reach a size of 50 cm for males [...read more...]

Development of chameleons

General info
A chameleon is born out of an egg, like all reptiles. The eggs are not like eggs of birds: reptile eggs are leather-like and not rigid, and do not break as easily as chicken eggs. The [...read more...]
Diseases in chameleons

Rickets in chameleons

by Linda in Diseases

Rickets used to be a common disease in humans at some point. It is still a quite common problem in pet chameleons. Rickets shows itself as underdeveloped and malformed bones. This is especially noticeable on the [...read more...]
Food and feeding

Feeding and proper food for chameleons

by Linda in Food

To keep your pet chameleon healthy and happy, it should be fed an healthy diet of proper chameleon food. A veiled chameleon mostly eats all kinds of insects. It will also eat fruits and vegetables. [...read more...]
Buying a chameleon

The cost of a chameleon as a pet

by Linda in Buying a chameleon

The cost of a chameleon is an important factor in deciding to get one. Not just the monetary cost of a chameleon from the pet store or breeder, but also the cost for feeding and [...read more...]