House carpet chameleons in full-screen enclosures.
As they are the easiest to take care of, Veiled chameleons make perfect pets for first time chameleon owners.
A West Side man whose video of himself smoking marijuana with his pet chameleon went viral and led to a misdemeanor animal cruelty charge was acquitted Wednesday by a Cook County judge who found his behavior immature but not criminal.
Chameleons can also be kept in the home without a cage if you supply a tree as a habitat. The Ficus Tree is one of the best trees for a home. It has suitable branches for walking, leaves for drinking, does well indoors, and is readily available at plant nurseries. A cage-free chameleon is not recommended if you have other pets like cats or dogs.
Ah, chameleons: your local pet store’s answer to real, live dragons.
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Here I’ll highlight several different types of pet chameleon species, including a few of my favorites. Some are commonly available in the reptile market, and some are a little more rare.There are around 165 species of chameleon worldwide, but which chameleons make the best pets? There are an overwhelming number of factors to consider, so I’ve compiled a list of what I believe to be the top captive pet chameleons.Each chameleon is a work of art, and I do believe there’s a species to suit each individual hobbyist. Here are the types of chameleons that I have found to be particularly entertaining, impressive, and fascinating. Some of them will also make my list of the best pet chameleons.Chameleons as Pets A chameleon can be an interesting and unique pet, but it may not be for everyone. The reptile will require a fair amount of upkeep and cage space. You will also need to factor in the cost of his habitat, lighting, heating, humidity control, and food. These gentle chameleons make excellent pets for a litany of reasons. Their small size makes them extremely manageable, hitting just 5-6 inches in total length. This also means their cage size can be modest—I often use a 16” x 20” screened cage for a pair, a little larger for a trio.Chameleons do best when living alone. Having a solitary pet prevents any chance of injury or accident due to territorial disputes. Females have shorter lifespans than males so males tend to be more popular as pets.