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  • Care Guide: Panther Chameleons

    Care Guide: Panther Chameleons

    Panther chameleons (Furcifer pardalis) are absolutely captivating reptiles native to the tropical forests of Madagascar. With incredible color changing abilities and striking patterns, they have become highly desirable exotic pets. However, their specialized care requirements also make them quite challenging to keep healthy and happy in captivity. This care guide provides a good overview of…

  • Care Guide: Veiled Chameleon

    Care Guide: Veiled Chameleon

    Providing proper housing, nutrition and care is key to helping them thrive in captivity. This care guide will cover the basics for keeping your veiled chameleon healthy at every stage of life. Housing Veiled chameleons are arboreal lizards that spend their lives high up in trees and shrubs. Creating a habitat that allows for climbing…

  • Chameleon Care Overview

    Chameleon Care Overview

    Chameleons have specialized needs that make them challenging pets, requiring a dedicated owner willing to provide proper care. This care guide covers a good overview of what you need to know about housing, feeding, handling and keeping a pet chameleon healthy and happy. Housing Chameleons are arboreal, meaning they live in trees and shrubs, so…

  • Chameleon Nutrition: The Food They Eat

    Chameleon Nutrition: The Food They Eat

    Chameleons are insectivorous lizards that have a varied diet in the wild, largely consisting of two types of animals: insects and invertebrates. These include: Larger species, like the Parson’s chameleon, can eat small birds, rodents, and lizards. Some chameleons will also eat plants. This is their main diet in the wild, but in captivity, their…

  • Pet Chameleons: The Pros & Cons Of Owning One

    Pet Chameleons: The Pros & Cons Of Owning One

    Chameleons can be good pets, but they have very specific care requirements that may be challenging to learn. They are not good for people who want to physically interact with their pets, as they don’t enjoy being handled and are better suited as a pet to observe. Unless you do want a pet you can…

  • Chameleon Behavior: 5 Weird Ways They Make Noise

    Chameleon Behavior: 5 Weird Ways They Make Noise

    Have you ever wondered whether chameleons make noise? I know I did. I guess you have too otherwise why would you be reading this page!? Well yes, I’m here to tell you that chameleons do indeed make noise but not in ways you might expect. Although I’m not sure how you expect them to make…

  • Chameleon Husbandry: Bathing

    Chameleon Husbandry: Bathing

    You can bathe a chameleon, but I strongly recommend you don’t because it is completely unnecessary to do so and is also very stressful for them. Instead, it is best to provide them with showers for rehydration reasons only. Do chameleons need baths? Chameleons don’t need baths because they don’t clean themselves this way. They…

  • Chameleon Nutrition: Supplements

    Chameleon Nutrition: Supplements

    Affiliate Disclaimer – This post contains affiliate links. As an affiliate, we may earn a commission from qualifying purchases from Amazon and other third parties. To maintain optimum nutrition, chameleons need a calcium supplement that contains no vitamin D3, a calcium supplement with D3 and a multivitamin supplement. For veiled and panther chameleons, calcium needs…

  • Chameleon Behavior: Hissing

    Chameleon Behavior: Hissing

    If you have a pet chameleon, you may have noticed it puff up and hiss from time to time. This is quite a surprising display when you first see it, so you might wonder why your chameleon is hissing and if anything’s wrong. Chameleons hiss because they are stressed, angry or frightened about something nearby.…

  • Chameleon Behavior: Puffing Up

    Chameleon Behavior: Puffing Up

    Chameleons will puff up because something in their immediate environment is causing it to feel stressed. This puffing up display is an attempt to repel the cause of its stress. Of course, the reasons for a chameleon puffing up are a little more nuanced than just stress, but stress is the main cause of this…