Chameleon

How to look after a Yemen chameleon

Yemen chameleons, also known as Veiled chameleons are so-called for the prominent crests on top of their heads. They are found in Yemen and southern Saudi Arabia and live an arboreal lifestyle. Trees, shrubs and other vegetation is where this species call home, venturing to the forest floor only for egg-laying.They are an omnivorous species, feeding mainly on live insects but occasionally on...

How to look after a Panther Chameleon

Panther Chameleons are found in the tropical rainforests of Madagascar. They are an arboreal species inhabiting foliage, trees and shrubs, venturing to the forest floor only for egg-laying. They are found in lower level foliage than many other chameleon species.They live solitary lives and come across each other only for breeding and competition for food. Females are smaller than males and re...

UVB Lighting – What, Why, How? Part 2 – What Bulbs and How to Set Them Up

UVB Lighting Part 2 Sunbeam or Shaded?In our last post, we talked about methods of lighting your reptile enclosure. These came down to two main focuses – the Sunbeam method or Shaded method. It was seen from the work done by Frances Baines and co, in their latest publication on Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research, that reptiles can be categorised into Ferguson Zones, as originally laid out by...

Care sheet: Yemen chameleon

What are they and where do they come from? The veiled chameleon (chamaelwo calyptratus) is found in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and mountain regions of Yemen, so it is sometimes called the yemen chameleon.How big are they? They can be about two feet long, with half of this tail.How long do they live? In captivity they can live around seven years.What kind of a tank do I need? We r...