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Category: Care Guides

  • Care Guide: Egg Laying

    Care Guide: Egg Laying

    The vast majority of chameleons are oviparous, meaning they lay eggs without developing an embryo inside their body. Female chameleons do not need a mate to lay eggs, and will lay unfertilized eggs every three to six months. A noticeable exception to this is the ovoviviparous Jackson’s chameleon, which gives birth to live chameleons which…

  • Care Guide: Baby Chameleons

    Care Guide: Baby Chameleons

    There are lots of really cute baby things in the world, but for me, few things are cuter than a baby chameleon. Baby chameleons are very fragile and require extra care and vigilance to help raise them into adulthood. This guide has you covered for what you need to have in place before bringing a…

  • Care Guide: Jackson’s Chameleon

    Care Guide: Jackson’s Chameleon

    Jackson’s chameleon (Chamaeleo jacksonii) is a strikingly beautiful reptile with gorgeous colors and horns. Named after 19th century ornithologist, Frederick John Jackson, the Jackson’s chameleon lives in higher altitude mountains and rainforests in Kenya and Tanzania, they have become the most popular chameleon pet species behind veiled and panther chameleons. While still requiring specialized care,…

  • 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 Care Guide: Dehydration

    Chameleon Care Guide: Dehydration

    Dehydration in chameleons is the most common health problem they can have, particularly in captive chameleons. It’s so common that I felt it deserved a dedicated post to it because it’s also a leading cause of death in pet chameleons. Causes By far the most common cause of dehydration is not being knowledgeable about how…

  • Care Guide: Chameleon Sleep

    Care Guide: Chameleon Sleep

    Now whisper… You don’t want to wake them because they look so cute just softly sleeping there and look at their colourful pyjamas! They’re so pretty! Chameleons, like all living creatures, do sleep. How long they sleep will vary from species to species and will relate to the time of year, but on average they…