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Veiled Chameleon

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product highlights

  • For experienced reptile Pet Parents
  • Lives approximately 5 to 7 years
  • Tree dwelling
  • Insectivores
  • Diurnal
Note: Pet availability is seasonal. State and local regulations may vary. Pricing may vary by store location. PetSmart stores cannot below the price above for this pet. Ask a store associate for details.

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.

Calcium dust
"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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Veiled Chameleon
79.99 New Out Of Stock
Veiled Chameleon is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Follow her on Instagram @dartthechameleon I have a female chameleon that is 100% perfect! She is almost a year old and I am so happy that I got her. She may be alot of money but I love her and look forward to spending another 7 years with her!
Date published: 2018-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An amazing pet! I bought Edgar about two months ago. She is very healthy and overall would recommend you buy this lizard (given you have some experience.) Would not buy for a child wanting a reptile considering they don’t like to be handled and will hiss and bite if provoked. Excellent and beautiful reptile.
Date published: 2018-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Meet Reagan Hi, This is Reagan. She is an awesome Veiled Chameleon. Reagan came to us because the one who purchased her had no idea of how to care for her and they became scared of her. We already had a Veiled Chameleon that is also awesome so we had no trouble adopting her. I said that to say this... owning a chameleon is not hard but it is not having a cat or dog. Research and learn before you purchase. Have their home ready for them before you bring them into your home. Both of ours loves to be with us. They love to be held (not petted but held). They make excellent pets (and they don't take up half the bed at night!). We travel with ours, they do well. We couldn't bare the thought of leaving them at home with someone checking on them. After all they are part of our family! Just as with any pet... learn about them before you buy them. I also highly recommend going to and purchasing the ZOO MED™ ReptiBreeze Open Air Reptile Screen Cage. I have not seen them in the store (which I live in a small town) but this is an excellent cage to make their home. Everything else we need was right there in the store. The love and time you give them will show. I would highly recommend this pet. They are awesome and amazing little critters!
Date published: 2016-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fascinating and Fun Pet! We currently own a female veiled chameleon and she is certainly lively! I would reccomend this pet to any experienced or dedicated reptile keeper for sure. Just keep in mind that they are experienced pets that require a lot of care- know what you're getting into before buying.
Date published: 2016-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Cham is super sweet and adorable!!!!!!!!! I just got my chameleon a few weeks ago. It's a little girl and her name is Chamella. She's really sweet and friendly. Here are some tips: 1. Don't hold them at night, they will hiss and squeak and will be stressed out. 2. They're very easily stressed so don't actually pick them up just let them crawl up on your hand and it'll be okay. 3. Keep humidity 60-80 and temperature 70-80. 4. Enjoy your new pet!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2016-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun Pet! I've had Rizzo, my chameleon, for about a month now and he has been great! He likes to have his space, but when he is ready to climb out of his cage he will climb everywhere in the room! While many people say there chameleon dose not eat the greens, Rizzo loves them, even more than crickets! If you are willing to put in the time and effort for all its necessities it is a great pet!
Date published: 2015-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jackson's Chameleon I purchased a female from my local store. She lived for 8 years. She was very interactive, and loved to be taken out of the cage and handled; she would "paw" at it until you took her out, and try to avoid being put back in. She was unafraid pf people, and I believe it is because the habitats they are kept in get a lot of foot traffic. I found my chameleon would drink out of a bowl of water with a bubbler (change water daily), and ate greens regularly. I kept crickets in the cage at all times, and she did not seem bothered by them. Do be aware that females DO produce eggs (like a chicken) and will NOT lay unless given the proper area, substrate, and privacy. If the chameleon does not lay, it can be detrimental to their health. Simply a great pet, and my entire family, and multiple visitors, enjoyed both viewing and handling her. Definitely NOT for the inexperienced.
Date published: 2015-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome pet! Cool pet, fun watching them. Recommend them to anyone who wants a reptile. I thought he might be a little hard to take care of but they are pretty easy to care for. They will be pretty pricey if you want the best for your veiled chameleon
Date published: 2014-04-08
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I have never owned a reptile before, i know this says for experienced owners but ive always wanted one and believe i can take care of it well. With me being a beginner does that disqualify me from buying one?

Asked by: Andrew4444
 It’s okay as long as you know what your doing 
Answered by: Clorox bleach
Date published: 2018-11-01

do I need a permit to have a chameleon

Asked by: corrgrace
No you don't
Answered by: pbrock1213
Date published: 2018-11-12

how big are these chameleons

Asked by: emmie123456789
They can get as big as 11 inches (with a straight tail) or 1 foot and a half
Answered by: Dart_the_chameleon
Date published: 2018-11-12

does it change colors? how big is it or how old is it and long long do they live?

Asked by: Skylaaaar246
Panther chamelions change color more but are also $300 Males like 5 years Females live 8 years
Answered by: Dart_the_chameleon
Date published: 2018-11-12

Should we turn off his lights at night

Asked by: Ajex
YES! Chameleons need extreme darkness at night to be healthy and digest their food, etc. Just make sure the temperature stays above 60°F.
Answered by: Chamlove
Date published: 2018-11-12

How expensive would a full kit be; cage, chameleon, decorations, lights, and flooring?

Asked by: Fantastic Jack
You're looking at around $350-500 getting started.
Answered by: StormyJ
Date published: 2018-11-12

Are chameleons reliable pets

Asked by: Leaf lover65
Not sure what you mean by "reliable" (they're not dogs), but they are not for beginners. They are high maintenance and don't like to be handled.
Answered by: StormyJ
Date published: 2018-11-14

Can I use an exo terra glass tank and not a screen?

Asked by: unknown354
Not recommended. Screened cages are best because of the high humidity they need and ventilation needed to prevent mold and stagnant air.
Answered by: StormyJ
Date published: 2018-11-12
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