How To Keep A Chameleon As A Pet

Chameleons are a unique and bright species. They can change color to hide their environment. Caring for a chameleon requires proper natural habitats. This means a big cage to accommodate their need to climb, privacy, and various temperatures throughout its home. Chameleon are territorial and solitary animals. They are very hostile towards one another. They change colors in response to exciting events, stress, temperature, lighting conditions, the presence of another chameleleon, and other influences. They have globular eyes that rotate like turrets. They live in trees and are arboreal. They need to have a large cage for climbing and privacy. Adequate water intake must be provided either through a continuous system or by misting the enclosure twice daily. Some species are happier at higher temperatures, while others are lower temperatures. They also need exposure to UVA and UVB rays. Crickets, mealworms, superworms, wax worms, moths, and roaches are all good things to feed. Some healthy leafy greens (dirt, lettuce, and cabbage) can be offered in small amounts :max_bytes(150000):strip_icc()/chameleon-t2-1236756-7c0990b9001c4cf1a4b064ad4cc556f1. jpg (image) Many chamelons suffer from calcium and Vitamin A deficiencies. They're also prone to mouth rot, or stomatitis. Metabolic bone disease can be fatal if not treated properly.

Information on keeping a chameleon as a pet

Avoid home remedies before you've consulted a Vet. The Spruce / Kyle Fewel Chameleon are not the hardiest or easiest reptiles to keep. Wild-caught specimens are usually extremely stressed, carry a heavy parasite load, and have difficulty acclimating to captive conditions. Many more die in transit than make it to the pet store. There are several types of chamelearons that are popular as pets. Depending on where you live, chameleeons can cost from $30 to $300. Chamelleons get darker when they are stressed and appear lighter and brighter when calmer or excited. . . .

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