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Adopt a cunning Chameleon

With the ability to change colour and project their tongues, Chameleons sound more like superheroes than animals. It’s easy to see why they are beloved by many reptile keepers and make incredible pets to watch and interact with. Adopting a Chameleon is a very rewarding experience that can be a highlight of a reptile keeping hobby.

What are Chameleons?

The term Chameleon does not refer to a single species, it’s actually a larger group of reptiles that are all able to change colour and project their tongues. The size of chameleons can vary greatly but they generally are quite territorial and need a lot of air flowing through their enclosure. Most Chameleons are also arboreal, which means they come from a forest habitat, so require vertically orientated enclosures with lots of climbing space.

Why should I buy a Chameleon?

Chameleons aren't cuddly pets, most do not like to be handled at all and all can be territorial. However, Chameleons make incredible pets to watch and feed. Thanks to their unique abilities, they can be very interesting to watch as they interact with their enclosure, changing colour depending on their surroundings and emotions. Chameleons can be a little tricky to set up, as their enclosure often needs a climbing element, moderate-high humidity levels and a high airflow, but once the initial set-up is complete they are fairly affordable and easy to keep.

What are the main types of Chameleon?

We have several types of Chameleon up for adoption including the Panther chameleon, Jackson's chameleon and Yemen chameleon. The Panther chameleon is a Madagascan Chameleon with an average lifespan of 7-10 years and a more friendly disposition. The Jackson's chameleon is a timid species with a lifespan of 5-10 years in captivity that hails from the forests of East Africa. The Yemen chameleon is the most territorial Chameleon species, it hails from the forests of Southern Saudi Arabia and lives between 7 and 10 years depending on health and lifestyle.

What should I look for when purchasing a Chameleon?

To adopt a Chameleon from Swell you will need to visit our Swell Superstore. At the store, we will give you a quick interview and ask to see some pictures of the enclosure you plan to keep your Chameleon in. We reserve the right to refuse adoption to anyone we think is unprepared to care for a pet. To help you get the enclosure just right for your Chameleon, we have a great range of Chameleon products including enclosures, starter kits and more.