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Category: Husbandry

  • Chameleon Husbandry: Humidity

    Chameleon Husbandry: Humidity

    Providing proper humidity levels is critical to your pet chameleon’s health and wellbeing. Improper humidity levels can cause tail rot, poor skin shedding, and digestion issues. In general, a chameleon’s humidity needs are: Veiled chameleon humidity: 50% during the day, 75% at night Panther chameleon humidity: 50% during the day, 75% at night Jackson chameleon…

  • Chameleon Husbandry: Temperature

    Chameleon Husbandry: Temperature

    A chameleons’ natural habitat will reach high temperatures for most of the day and throughout most months of the year. This means that in captivity, you need to provide these temperatures for your chameleon to survive. Pet chameleons need a temperature gradient in their cage between a basking spot and the rest of the cage.…

  • 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 Husbandry: Cage Cleaning & Maintenance

    Chameleon Husbandry: Cage Cleaning & Maintenance

    A chameleon cage is spot cleaned daily to remove any poop, dead insects and other mess. Substrate needs to be changed, and any surfaces wiped down weekly. The whole cage should be emptied and disinfected once or twice a year. How often to clean a chameleon’s cage There are three frequencies of cleaning that need…

  • Chameleon Husbandry: Cage Setup

    Chameleon Husbandry: Cage Setup

    The instructions in this guide apply if you have a Veiled, Panther or Jackson’s chameleon. While their care requirements may differ slightly, the general setup for any of these species is the same. Before you begin setting up the cage environment, please make sure you either have all the equipment you need or are at…

  • Chameleon Husbandry: Safe Cage Plants

    Chameleon Husbandry: Safe Cage Plants

    Apart from your pet chameleon itself, plants are the star of the show when it comes to building a beautiful home for your new scaly friend. Veiled, Jackson and Panther chameleons are the main species kept as pets and their natural habitats are covered in lush greenery. The closer you replicate their natural habitat the…

  • Chameleon Husbandry: Substrate

    Chameleon Husbandry: Substrate

    Substrate, which is also known as bedding, is what’s used for the bottom of your chameleon’s cage. Seeing as most chameleons are tree dwelling species, you may wonder why bother with any substrate at all? Pet chameleons don’t need substrate on their cage floor, as they spend very little time on the ground. However, I…