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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.

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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…]

General info

Senegal Chameleons care tips

These beautiful animals are one of the most popular pet chameleons. Coming from West Africa, the Senegal Chameleon (or Chamaeleo senegalensis) these gorgeous animals are quite fragile, and need to be taken care of properly. They usually live for around […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…]

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

Growth retardation in chameleons

by Linda in Diseases

Veiled chameleons that do not get proper care, could develop growth retardation. This means they are not as big as they should be for their age and sex. It is caused by improper diet: too little [...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...]