The Veiled Chameleon is found during the wet season in “Wadis” which are valleys carved into the mountains.

The ideal egg laying is where the female has her head just above the ground when she has turned to deposit the eggs in the hole she dug. All of these feeders should be feed a healthy staple diet and gut loaded before feeding to your Chameleon. The supplementation routine chosen for our recommendation is designed to use be as close to nature as we can with what we know now. Chameleons know this and they use their skin color like a thermostat to regulate their body temperature. Provide your chameleon with lighting that provides both UVA and UVB rays and keep them on 10 to 12 hours a day. Veiled Chameleons compete with the Panther Chameleon for being the most commonly found species in captivity. In the wild, chameleons look to the sun rise and bask until their body temperature is sufficient for optimal hunting, digestion, and general function. More study will have to be done to determine which of (or if) the other carotenoids are being converted. As the early morning progresses the humidity rises. The species is actually comprise of two subspecies, Chamaeleo calyptratus calyptratus and Chamaeleo calyptratus calcarifer. This does not mean you can’t give A without D3. Gut loading is crucial because it provides the nutritional needs for your Chameleon.

In all instances, feeders should be richly gutloaded with a variety of fruits and grains. The recommendation of 85°F here is to reflect that I want to see more repeating of the successes with no issues before 80°F becomes part of the care summary. You must also have both a UV Index of  3 and feeder insects that are richly gutloaded for the Chameleon Academy supplementation regimen to work properly. Thus I support giving vitamin D3 when we give vitamin A. We do not know how similar chameleons from other genus are. If you have a female then follow the husbandry requirements closely. Just before the lights come on the misters are run for another couple of minute to make sure that when the chameleon wakes up it wakes up to surfaces covered in “dew”. Our other concern is that abnormal clutch development in females is tied to too much heat and too much food. This high humidity forms an important part in their natural hydration. In this article, we’ll talk about the basics of caring for pet chameleons and provide some tips for choosing the best chameleon cage. Now that you have a better idea what to look for in a chameleon cage, it’s time to start shopping! The morning dew and the afternoon dripper provide the necessary hydration in a natural way. This is a natural source of water for them even in their dry season. Hold your hand there for a minute.