Panther Chameleons: How To Keep Them Safe In Your Own Home (And Away From The Animals You'Re Likely To Kill)

Panther chameleons are territorial and should be housed individually. Males tend to be larger than females. Panther chameleon have long tongues. They can catch their prey out of mid-air. They don't live very long in the wild. Chameleon enclosures should never be kept in glass terrariums. Fine metal or fiberglass mesh is not recommended for chamelous enclosures. Ficus trees have often been used in chamelonic housing. However, they require some caution as the sap can be very irritable. A daytime temperature gradient between 75 and 90 degrees should be provided at night. Chamelleons benefit from spending time outdoors in natural sunshine. Invest in a hygrometer to measure humidity. Crickets are usually the mainstay of the diet. But, locusts, roaches, silkworms, flies, and grasshoppers can be fed. Be wary of wild-caught insects due to possible exposure to pesticides. Calcium and vitamin A deficiencies are common among chamelons including the panther. Panther panthers are prone to mouth rot, or stomatitis. It is an infection around the mouth that shows redness and excess saliva or drooling. Metabolic bone disease can be fatal if not treated. . . .

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