- For experienced reptile Pet Parents
- Lives approximately 5 to 7 years
- Tree dwelling
Veiled chameleons can change colors when they are excited, stressed, frightened or trying to blend into the environment. Their eyes move independently of each other, allowing them to see two things at once. They have long, sticky tongues up to one and a half times their body length. They eat mostly live insects and are most active during the day. They are solitary, so keep only one chameleon per habitat.
Things to remember
Give your pet 3-4 days to adjust to his new home, then try holding him for short amounts of time -- only.
They come from a forest environment and need a home with lots of climbing branches.
"Dust" the insects with a calcium supplement twice a week - ask a PetSmart associate for details.
Feeding amounts & frequency
Feed juveniles 1-2 times a day; adults daily or every other day. Offer an amount that can be consumed by the end of the day.
Mist four times daily or as needed to maintain the recommended humidity level as well as allow the chameleon to drink.
Use a well-ventilated screen home -- the taller the better, as chameleons love to climb.
Add a live tree and/or plant (a ficus or pothos works well), plus plenty of artificial reptile branches to create climbing areas.
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