As they are the easiest to take care of, Veiled chameleons make perfect pets for first time chameleon owners.
I got two senegeal chameleons at the expo a mouth ago, not knowing much and in a hurry didn’t ask as many questions as i should have. When i went back to where i got them the people that i got them from was very rude to my questions. (how old were they, how do i tell their sex, how big will they get, at what age do they become sexually active, etc. Can you answer some of these questions? Where can i find a good reference book on them for future references? I’ve had them for a little over a month now and they seam to be doing good i’d like to keep it that way , the people i got them from must be in it for the money not the quality or well being of the pet. Thanks for any info… Brenda
Sorry for the bad news. Please send some info on day/night temperatures and tank size, so that I can get a better idea of the set-up. You did not mention UVB light – this is critical to their health. The plants need to provide complete security – if forced to remain in the open, on view, the animal will be stressed. Unfortuneatly, Craig’s List is not the best way to go about purchasing a lizard of any type, especially if you are new to the field. Chameleons do not ship well, and you need to see the animal and speak with a competent expert before making a choice. Your lizard may be afflicted with parasites, dehydrated or suffering from any number of ailments…a vet visit is your best option. Please let me know if you need help in finding a local vet with reptile experience.
Veiled Chameleons as Pets - Care, Housing, Feeding
Veiled Chameleons as Pets : Veiled Chameleon Pet Care ..
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 make absolutely fascinating pets, for kids and adults alike. Very few reptiles are as captivating as these creatures, and I’ve found that no other reptile is as big of a crowd-pleaser.These lizards are a passion of mine, and I’m here to help you understand pet chameleon care in captivity so that you’re successful with these special reptiles.What about personalities—can you handle your pet chameleon? Most species of chameleon are really passive and seemingly gentle, with just a few species that are a bit more defensive in nature. We’ll cover the best pet species as you continue reading.One of the great things about having a pet chameleon is that they come in an array of sizes, from tiny Pygmy chameleons that are 2-3 inches total length, to giants like the Oustalet’s, Parson’s, and Meller’s which attain lengths in excess of 2+ feet. There’s a size for every taste.In the United States, over 4.7 million households own pet reptiles—I challenge you to experience it for yourself! This site can be as comprehensive, or as simple, as you’d like it to be. Read for hours, or minutes—either way, I aim to help greatly increase your knowledge about pet chameleons.