Chameleons come from a number of places ranging from rain forest to desert. They are mainly found in Africa and Madagascar along with other species being found in Asia and Europe. All chameleon species have resemblances. They all have eyes that move independently of each other, moving in 360 degree angles therefore enabling these to see every where all the time. They have very long retractable tongues which are about 1.5 times themselves length.
Their tails are prehensile meaning they can grip vines and branches with it; also, they are perfect for balance. They are able to change their colour pending what mood they may be in or climate. Being mainly green provides them a fantastic camouflage against predators within the tree tops and canopies of the rain forests.
They vary in size based on species. An adult Veiled Chameleon would be 35cm-60cm or perhaps an adult Panther Chameleon 30cm-53cm. Their life-span is between 5-10yrs. The Pigmy Chameleons are smaller between 5cm-10cm and live 3-5yrs. All Chameleons change their colours, in case a male is chasing females it is going to display bright colours or should they be angry. When keeping a Chameleon as being a pet you should consider their enclosure and their environment.
A good reptile vivarium/terrarium should be half or all mesh since they need good ventilation. A great size could be 91cmx61cmx91cm. The larger the better they enjoy space. Chameleons are solitary animals and must be kept on their own. Inside your reptile vivarium/terrarium you will need a large amount of climbing branches and plenty of foliage. Plastic plants are perfect the Chameleons enjoy drinking from your leaves after spraying. The climbing areas should cover the vivarium so that they can reach hot and cool areas of the tank. You will need a good UVB light and a basking light.
You will also require a thermostat so as to keep a constant temperature. You need to cover the basking lamp so your Chameleon fails to burn itself. A dripper to get a water supply may be beneficial, spray your Chameleon 2 or three times a day. You may also purchase an electrical waterfall as chameleons do not drink from still water but this can be optional as spraying will likely be kfepll as long since it is done daily. Chameleons eat locust cricket’s mealworms as well as other insects. You need to use additional vitamins and minerals dust their live food before feeding or enhance water supply i.e. water spray or dripper.