Can I pick up my chameleon?

The key to picking up your chameleon is to let your chameleon walk onto your hand instead of you grabbing him out of the branches. Place your hand, or branch that you are holding, in front of your chameleon and use your other hand to herd him onto your waiting hand.

Why does a Chameleon go in the same spot every time?

Chameleons are actually pretty clean animals and captive ones will often designate a particular area in their enclosure and more or less go in the same spot every time. This makes it much easier for you to spot whether they have gone or not and it makes it much easier for you to clean.

How much does it cost to buy a chameleon?

The average cost of a chameleon ranges between $30 and $300 depending on what species you buy, the age at which you buy it and where you buy it from. There are more expensive breeds than this but the cost of the three most common species kept as pets is:

How often does a baby Chameleon poop in a day?

How much it has been basking, whether it has any illnesses, how well hydrated it is and whether the humidity and temperature levels are correct will all play a role in the frequency. Baby chameleons have the appetite of little tiny pigs and will most likely poop at least once a day, sometimes more.

Can you get a chameleon as a pet?

There are many types of chameleons you can pick from if you’re thinking about getting one as a pet. These iconic reptiles are a joy to own, so it’s no wonder that they’re so popular! But with a variety of different species you can choose from, it can be hard to tell which is the best for you.

Where do Baby chameleons go after they are born?

So we’ve established that baby chameleons are independent right from the start. They generally migrate directly up into the relative protection of trees and bushes and absorb any remaining yolk sac. The yolk sac provides nourishment for them for several days, so they don’t usually eat right away.

Are there any chameleons that don’t lay eggs?

A few species of chameleon give live-birth and don’t lay eggs—this would include Mt. Meru, Jackson’s, Werner’s, and Rudis chameleons, all of which I’ve observed giving birth in my care. It’s a wonderfully fascinating experience that never gets old.

How big of a cage do you need for a baby Chameleon?

Baby chameleons should be set up in a smaller cage—I generally use a ReptiBreeze 16” x 16” x 20” screen cage. The reason is that they need to be able to hunt down prey insects easily, and if the cage is large, it’s tougher for them to come across the bugs.

What kind of supplements do Baby chameleons need?

Baby chameleons need more supplementation than juveniles and adults, as they’re growing more quickly and need extra calcium, vitamins, and minerals for bone and muscle development. I dust the pinhead crickets with calcium about every-other-time, using Repashy SuperCal LoD or SuperCal NoD.