What to do if your chameleon is hissing?
Stress is bad for a chameleon’s health so you should take steps to minimize it. Move away – A pet chameleon will sometimes hiss as you approach their cage. This is especially true if someone they haven’t seen before goes near them. Just move away slowly from the cage and see if your chameleon calms down then.
What should I do with my veiled chameleon?
Chameleons are great climbers, so make sure you put your heating bulbs on the outside of the tank, so that your chameleon can not climb on it and burn/injure themselves. As always, DO NOT use a heat rock for your pet. They are not easily regulated and can seriously injure/burn your chameleon.
Why does Chameleon’s skin look drier when it is shedding?
If you look closely it should be pretty obvious that this is skin that is beginning to lift up off your chameleon’s body and will start to flake off. Skin looks drier – This relates to the white spots. A chameleon’s skin can look drier when it’s about to shed but this can also be related to poor humidity and hydration levels.
Why does a chameleon rub its body on branches?
Rubs body on branches – Chameleons will do this to help start to get the skin off its body. This is why it’s important to have smooth branches and perches otherwise your chameleon could injure themselves. Scratching themselves – Think of it as having a really annoying itch and you’ll see why they do this.
When does a veiled chameleon lay an egg?
As with many female reptiles, female veiled chameleons will lay eggs during breeding season. However unlike many other reptiles, female veiled chameleons will still lay eggs (infertile eggs) even if there is no male around for breeding.
What should the temperature be in a veiled chameleon cage?
A varying selection of branches should be provided, making sure there are secure perches at different levels and temperatures within the cage for your chameleon to climb on. For veiled chameleons, a daytime temperature of about 72 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit should be provided along with a basking spot at 85 to 95 degrees.
Why does my veiled chameleon have red stuff in its mouth?
Like many lizards, veiled chameleons are prone to respiratory infections, and stress-related ailments. Calcium and vitamin A deficiency, which result from poor diet, are also fairly common. If your chameleon shows redness or excess saliva around its mouth, this may be a sign of mouth rot, or stomatitis.
What does a veiled chameleon’s casque look like?
Veiled chameleons are hardy, striking-looking lizards with a tall casques (helmet-like structures) on the tops of their heads. The casque is present in both males and females, and aids in steering water that falls onto their heads into their mouths.
How big does a veiled chameleon get in length?
Lifespan: Approximately 6 to 8 years in captivity Size: Veiled chameleon males can reach 18 to 24 inches in total length (about 12 inches snout to vent length plus their tail), while females tend to be quite a bit smaller at 10 to 13 inches (just 4 to 6 inches in snout to vent length plus their tail).