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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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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…]


Ventilation in the enclosure of chameleons

The terrarium of a chameleon should have proper ventilation. If the air inside the terrarium is not refreshed often enough, your chameleon can get upper respiratory infections or get ill in general. Mold and stale are will fester inside the […read more…]

Keeping healthy

Signs of a healthy chameleon

What does a healthy chameleon look like? Clear eyes that turn well and are round and inflated Eyes are open and without liquid coming out Nose without liquid or weird growths Completely closed mouth All toes with nails (5 nails […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...]