Chameleon Care Sheet



Common Group Chameleons
Common Name Veiled Chameleon
Scientific Name Chamaeleo calyptratus 
Distribution Africa, Yemen

Chameleons do not enjoy being handled and are easily stressed out, making them not very friendly and not for a beginner reptile owner.

Chameleons are not the easiest reptile to take care of and have very specific care needs. Since they are easily stressed out, keeping them in a stressless environment can be quite challenging and tedious. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

How many chameleons can I keep in one enclosure?
Chameleons are very solitary animals and are also territorial, especially to other chameleons. You should keep your chameleon alone in an enclosure.

What species of chameleons are there?
There are Panthers, Jackson and Veiled chameleons.

What should my chameleon eat?
Chameleons are mainly insectivores and eat any of the following insects. As a rule of thumb, make sure the insects are not bigger than the chameleon's head. Otherwise, they will have trouble eating the insect.

Wax Worms
House Flies

How long do chameleons live?
Chameleons can live for around five years.

How big can chameleons get?
Depending on the species of the chameleon, its size can be expected to range from 25 to 33 cm. However, male Veiled chameleons can grow up to 60 cm.

Products You Will Need:

Chameleons rarely drink water out of a bowl. The Repta-Sprayer or Dripper can provide fresh water for the chameleon to lap up off of the furniture in the cage. 

With a natural look and feel, these branches are the perfect addition to any terrarium. They bend to fit your pet's enclosure while offering more support than conventional vines.

Basking Bulb
Directs heat and light toward a specific area for basking reptiles.

Nightlight Bulb
Can be used to provide low levels of supplemental ultraviolet radiation.

Clamp Lamp
The perfect lamp for reptiles who like to bask. Sockets are rated up to 250 watts for incandescent bulbs; the ceramic model, with protective guards, is ideal for ceramic heat emitters. Both models feature safety clamps and easily attach to the rim of all terrariums.

Repta-Sun 5.0 UVB Fluorescent Light Bulb
Full-spectrum lighting closely simulates natural sunlight to provide a natural environment for reptiles, so they feel better and see better while making food colors and skin tones appear as they do in natural sunlight.

Fluorescent Hood
The ultimate in terrarium environment control, Fluker's Repta-Lighting Hoods feature a durable aluminum shell, built-in reflectors, 6-foot cord/plug sets and extra plug-in receptacles on fluorescent and combo models.

Chameleons will only eat live prey items. It is important to dust the items once a week with Reptile Vitamin and Repta-Calcium. (Not daily as some vitamins may be toxic if used in excess.) Liquid Vitamin provides essential electrolytes and can be mixed into the animal's water.