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FEATURED REPTILE: Chameleon   Amphibians & Reptiles

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1/1/18

FEATURED REPTILE:  Chameleon

1 Jan 2018

6 Care Tips for Chameleons | Pet Reptiles

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Chameleons or chamaeleons are a distinctive and highly specialized clade of Old World lizards with 202 species described as of June 2015. These species come in a range of colors, and many species have the ability to change color. [Wikipedia]

Lifespan: Veiled chameleon: 5 years, Panther chameleon: 2 – 3 years, Jackson's chameleon: 5 – 10 years
Length: Veiled chameleon: 14 – 18 in., Panther chameleon: 17 in., Jackson's chameleon: 9 – 13 in.
Clutch size: Veiled chameleon: 30 – 85, Panther chameleon: 10 – 40
Did you know?: The Jackson chameleons are ovoviviparous, that is, they give live birth.  [animalspot.net]

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How to Care for a Pet Veiled Chameleon

The veiled chameleon has a large, tall casque, or helmet-like structure on the top of their head.

It is present in both males and females, though it is larger in males and it aids in steering water that falls onto their heads into their mouths. Their bodies are banded in shades of green, yellow and brown which adjust to varying shades.

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Types of Chameleons

There are around 180 different types of chameleons and they vary in size, color, and appearance. Even though there are many types of chameleons only a few are readily available as pets.

Not all will make ideal companions. Some require more specialized habitats and others do not have the best disposition. Before you decide on what type you want, research what it requires to keep your pet healthy. Below are general descriptions of some of the more common chameleons kept as pets.

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