As they are the easiest to take care of, Veiled chameleons make perfect pets for first time chameleon owners.
Most common species of adult chameleons that are kept as pets such as Jackson’s chameleons (Chamaeleo jacksonii), Panther chameleons (Furcifer pardalis), and Veiled chameleons (Chamaeleo calyptratus) do just fine with a mid-size cage.
But there are some know-hows while giving water to your pet chameleon. Most important fact is that they prefer water as drops. That too, you may have to give your pet a feeling that the water drops are from leaves or other things that are there in your pet’s habitat. You can use a steamer, or a dripper or a container that has tube and valve to spray the water onto the leaves which will form into drops. More on this you can find in our .
Veiled Chameleons as Pets - Care, Housing, Feeding
Do Chameleons Make Good Pets? What You Need to Know
There are around 165 species of chameleon worldwide, but which chameleons make the best pets? There are an overwhelming number of factors to consider, so I’ve compiled a list of what I believe to be the top captive pet 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. These gentle chameleons make excellent pets for a litany of reasons. Their small size makes them extremely manageable, hitting just 5-6 inches in total length. This also means their cage size can be modest—I often use a 16” x 20” screened cage for a pair, a little larger for a trio.Carpet Chameleon The carpet chameleon is found in Madagascar. They are a smaller species and males grow to around 9 inches long. They have a short lifespan and only live for 2 to 3 years. Daytime temperatures should be around 75* F with 65% humidity. They are active and hardy chameleons that do well 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.Jackson’s Chameleon In the wild, Jackson’s chameleons can be found in East Africa. They were also introduced to Hawaii where wild specimens can now be found. They can grow to be around 13 inches long and can live up to 8 years. A daytime temperature of 75 to 80* F and a humidity level around 65% is required. These three horned chameleons are readily available as pets.