Housing dangers for chameleons

The place where you keep your chameleon could harm it. There are some dangers in enclosures, terrariums and net cages for your chameleon that you can better avoid. Pay attention to these things: Danger of getting burns Can your chameleon […read more…]

A good terrarium for a chameleon

A chameleon can be kept in a terrarium or a net cage. A terrarium is made from glass and some mesh and provides the chameleon with air flow, air humidity, the correct temperature, enough space to walk around and protection against […read more…]

Can I house veiled chameleons together?

Adult and almost adult veiled chameleons (Chamaeleo calyptratus) can not be housed together. This species is a solitary animal and it will not allow members of its species to live within its own territory. Even males and females cannot be […read more…]

Temperature and heat lamps

Reptiles like chameleons are cold blooded animals (ectothermic), which means they do not maintain their own body temperature by producing and preserving their own metabolic heat. They use heat from their surroundings to increase their body temperature and will not […read more…]

UV light for chameleons

A chameleon needs UV light to be able to use the calcium that’s in its food. Especially UV-B light is important. When UV-B light falls on the skin of a chameleon, it will produce vitamin D. In humans it works […read more…]

Air humidity for chameleons

A chameleon needs water to drink and to keep the humidity in its skin at the right level. Air humidity will provide the proper humidity for its skin, this is especially important when it sheds its skin. Keeping the air […read more…]

Drinking water

To drink enough water is crucial for a healthy chameleon. The hard part is that a veiled chameleon can survive pretty well and pretty long with to little drinking water, but will develop many chronic diseases like kidney problems and […read more…]

Day/Night rhythm for chameleons

I recommend that you buy a timer for your chameleon enclosure. They are very cheap and extremely handy. A timer is a small device that can turn on or off the electricity at a certain time. You plug it into the […read more…]