By Prehistoric Folks
Hey there! We don't usually do this, but this time we feel like it's a necessary evil.
If you are planning to get a chameleon, we really believe you should read this.
Chameleons are not easy pets to care for. They are hard to maintain, incredibly tender, and very aloof.
You might have seen videos in which YouTubers, celebrities, and peoples of all kinds handle their chameleons with no problem whatsoever, maybe they even carry them around in their shoulder. The sad reality, however, is that chameleons (on a general basis) are not nearly as friendly as that. The vast majority of chameleons will not let you handle them, and will even make an effort to stay hidden from you.
Additionally, chameleons are a very high maintenance pet. They require a fairly large enclosure, daily misting, and rather expensive equipment.
With that said, if you still think chameleons are for you, and you're willing to properly house and care for one, here is our chameleon care sheet. We hope you enjoy it and find it of use!
All chameleons require a set of basic materials and conditions, so why don't we start with those?
An adult panther chameleon should never be kept in an enclosure smaller than 18x18x36" (45x45x90cm).
An adult veiled chameleon should ideally be housed in an enclosure that is 2x2x4' (45x45x90cm) or more.
An adult Jackson's chameleon should never be kept in an enclosure smaller than 18x18x36" (45x45x90cm). Ideally, it should be kept in a 24x24x48" (60x60x120cm).
60- 80ºF (15-27ºC)