Today’s episode is titled Surprise! Chameleon Babies!! Yay!…Yikes!! In honor of all the emotions we go through when baby chameleons hatch or are born. But, you ask, what is the Yikes in there for? Aren’t breeders all prepared for hatch date? Perhaps, but then there are the ones that are surprised by eggs hatching two months before estimated hatch date and then there are the livebearers that can give birth at any inconvenient time – such as 9 months after you have brought back a single female Jackson’s chameleon from the show with no intention of ever breeding her and you walk down the stairs one morning and instead of a nice cup of Chameleon Cold Brew waiting for you, you find a cage full of baby chameleons and one tired momma. Whoa! Talk about needing to find an accelerated crash course in baby chameleon care! So this is where we will start. Experienced breeders or even first time breeders who have researched baby care may end up surprised, but they at least know exactly what they need to do quickly. I am going to start off at the level of the person who doesn’t even know if the babies should be separated from their mother!
Chameleons do not need night lights
Hi, my Veiled Chameleon just passed away,Kami was with us for 7 months, We did our research before we bought her, but from the day one we realised that she was not well, she constantly had problems with her eyes, it took us a while to get her to feed properly, regular trip to vet etc. She was doing so well, she was growing slowly and putting on weight, then all of a sudden she stoped eating, we took her to see vet, where we were told that everything is fine, she just needs to eat, 2 days later she turned yellow and died.
I spoke to my local pet shop owner, he used to breed them, and he said that there is nothing we could have done, it surprising that she lived as long as she did. People are trying to make money without caring for animals, they breed sibblings and do not give them proper nutritions when they are little.
I keep thinking if we did something wrong, but from what i read on internet, books etc we did everything we could, but we still lost her.
Loosing a pet is hard, Kami was my baby, please do your research where and how they were bred and raised before you buy one.
Chameleon Care Sheet: Habitat & Supplies | PetSmart
I HAVE A 5 MONTH OLD MALE VEILED CHAMELEON. I REALY WANT TO HOLD HIM BUT HE IS GIVING A REALY HARD TIME....HE HISSES AND TRIES TO BITE. I TRIED MAKING HIM GO ON A STICK THEN MAKE HIM WALK ON MY HAND TO GET BACK INTO HIS CAGE. I DID THIS FOR WEEKS AND HE STILL WON'T COME TO ME...HE IS STILL VERY A FRAID. DOGS, CATS ALMOST ANY THING YOU CAN EARN THERE TRUST WITH FOOD, BUT WHAT DO YOU DO WITH A CHAMELEON. MY OTHER TWO HAD NO PROBLEM COMMING TO ME, IS IT BECAUSE ONE WAS A JACKSON AND THE OTHER A GRACEFULL. IF ANY ONE HAS ANY SUGGESTIONS PLEASE LET ME KNOW. I REALY NEED TO BOND WITH HIM LIKE I DID THE OTHERS. I DON'T WANT HIM JUST TO BE A THING I TAKE CARE OF I REALY WANT HIM TO BE MY PET LIKE THE OTHERS.
Panther Chameleon Care Sheet - Reptiles Magazine