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Chameleon Diet & Nutritional Information

Chameleons are insectivorous lizards that have a varied diet in the wild largely consisting of two types of animals: insects and invertebrates. These include: Locusts Crickets Worms Slugs Snails Grasshoppers Flies. 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…

Are Chameleons Good Pets? The Pros & Cons Of Owning One

When I was thinking of getting a chameleon for a pet I couldn’t decide whether they were a good choice or not. I did lots of research before I got one and have written this post of pros and cons to help answer this question. Are chameleons good pets? Chameleons can be good pets but…

5 Weird Ways Chameleons 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…

Do Chameleons Need A Heat Lamp?

When getting set up for a new pet chameleon there are lots of questions to ask and things to consider. A very important part of these considerations is how to provide heat for a chameleon. They live in hot climates so they’re going to need heat, right? So do chameleons need a heat lamp? It…

Do Chameleons Need Calcium?

Chameleons, like all living creatures, need vitamins and minerals to survive. If you intend on getting a pet chameleon figuring out what a chameleon needs is vital to their health and wellbeing. Do chameleons need calcium? Yes, calcium is absolutely essential to a chameleon’s health. Without it they will suffer serious illnesses that can lead…

Can You Bathe A Chameleon?

Many pets can get quite stinky and require a bath every week or so. You might be thinking about getting a pet chameleon, or maybe you have one already, and you might wonder if it smells and whether you can bathe it to clean them up. Can you bathe a chameleon? You can bathe a…

Why Do Chameleons Hiss? How To Prevent It

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….

Why Do Chameleons Puff Up?

We all know the defining characteristics of chameleons. They change color, they have rotating eyes and long tongues. A less recognized characteristic is their ability to puff themselves up. So why do chameleons puff up? Chameleons will puff up because something in their immediate environment is causing it to feel stressed. This puffing up display…

Chameleon Dehydration Care Guide

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 the leading cause of death in pet chameleons. What causes chameleon dehydration? By far the most common cause of dehydration is not being…

Why Is My Chameleon Not Eating? How To Stop Worrying About It

Every chameleon keeper at some stage goes through a period of their chameleon not eating. This can be a pretty worrying time if you can’t work out the reasons why they’re not eating even when everything else in your chameleon’s setup looks fine. Chameleons will stop eating for a variety of reasons ranging from completely…