Where does the panther chameleon live?

Habitat/range: Panther chameleons are native to the northern and coastal areas of Madagascar where they live in trees and bushes, mostly in the coastal lowlands where it is warm and humid. Status: The Panther chameleon is listed as Appendix II of CITES ; Least Concern (LC) on IUCN.

Do panther chameleons need heat at night?

At night, Panther Chameleons can tolerate night time drops well into the 70s, and can take occasional drops into the high 60s. As long as daytime temperatures reach into the 90s, they can take relatively cold temperatures at night. As long as temperatures are above 70 degrees, night time heat is not needed.

How long do ambilobe panther chameleons live?

5-7 years
Lifespan: With proper husbandry panther chameleons can live 5-7 years on average. Ambient temperature refers to the temperature near the bottom of the cage and basking temperature refers to the hottest point accessible to your chameleon.

What temperature should panther chameleons be kept at?

between 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit
Temperature and Lighting Ambient temperature for your chameleon should range between 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit, with a basking spot of 85-90 degrees and a drop of about 10 degrees at night. The cage should stay above 70F at all times.

How many babies can a panther chameleon have?

A clutch commonly ranges from 10 to 40 eggs, but 20 is average.

Can panther chameleons eat fruit?

A Chameleon’s diet in captivity, like any other omnivorous reptile, should feature variety. Fruit can also form part of your Chameleons diet, depending on the species. Veiled (Yemen) Chameleons will eat fruit and veg, however, Panther Chameleons usually won’t.

Where do panther chameleons live in the wild?

Panther chameleons (Furcifer pardalis) are indigenous to Madagascar and were first imported to the United States in the 1980s. Their natural habitat is the tropical rainforest, where they live in the trees and vines above the forest floors.

What kind of heat does a panther chameleon need?

Naturally, panther chameleons spend a long time basking in the jungle canopy. As such they require a warm basking area of 90 o f during the day. We try to provide this heat over 1/3 of the enclosure while letting the rest of the enclosure cool to 70 o f on the opposite side.

Why does a panther chameleon change its color?

Panthers do exhibit color change, though, for a variety of reasons, including a method of communication, to better absorb or reflect radiant heat, and to blend in with natural habitat. Panther chameleon color can help determine where in Madagascar a chameleon may have originated, such as Ambilobe, Ambanja, Nosy Be, etc.

When do male panther chameleons reach sexual maturity?

Males and females can reach sexual maturity as early as 5 months of age, but more commonly within 6 to 9 months. The range of colors an individual panther can achieve depends on where it originates from on the island of Madagascar. Population groups can vary in color and pattern from one locale to another.

What are predators to panther chameleons?

Predators. Chameleons are at the bottom of the food chain. Snakes, birds such as shrikes, coucals , and horn-bills, and sometimes, even monkeys would also prey upon the panther chameleons. Conservation Status. These chameleons are not endangered. The IUCN 3.1 has categorized the panther chameleon under the LC (‘Least Concerned’) species list.

How many types of panther chameleons are there?

The panther chameleon ( Furcifer pardalis) is actually 11 different species, according to a new study published in the journal Molecular Ecology . Michel Milinkovitch, a professor of genetics, evolution, and biophysics at the University of Geneva along with colleagues in Madagascar say that the panther chameleon is actually 11 different species.

Where can you buy a panther chameleon?

Panther chameleons are commonly available from reputable breeders and can usually be found at local reptile shops, reptile shows or through the Internet. Ambilobes are the most common locale; however, others, such as Nosy Be , are becoming more widely available.

What is a threat to the panther chameleon?

There are no major threats to Panther chameleons at present. According to IUCN, the Panther chameleon is abundant and widespread throughout its range but no overall population estimate is available. However, there are estimated 451,730 individuals of this species on the island of Nosy Be in northeastern Madagascar.