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.

If you want to contribute to this website or if you have some questions, please use the Contact Us button on top.

Enjoy this website!


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…]

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…]


Vitamin A problems in chameleons

Chameleons need vitamins, just like all animals. One important vitamin is vitamin A. Many chameleons do not get enough vitamin A in their diet. Just adding some vitamin A supplements is not a good solution, as a surplus of vitamin […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

Egg-binding in female chameleons

by Linda in Diseases

When a female chameleon is adult and sexually mature, it could start to produce eggs. She could also do this without being in contact with any male. The eggs she will produce without having mated [...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...]