Chameleon can be found in many places like in the deserts and also in the rain forests. Whenever the chameleon may be coming from they have their similarities like the eyes that move at an angle of 360 degrees, and this enables them to see everywhere at the same time. Their tongues are a rectangle in shape, and they are longer than their bodies. The tails of the chameleons can grip branches and vines due to its prehensile nature. They also help the chameleon to have a good balance. The chameleons change their color depending on their environment and mood. This helps them to keep away from predators, and if you want to keep it as a pet, then you have to get the right chameleon terrarium for them.
Different chameleons vary in size, and this is all dependent on their species. They have a life span of around five to ten years. There is smaller sized chameleon known as the pigmy, and they have a life span of three to five years. They change they change the color to brighter color when they are either chasing a female chameleon or when they are angry. It is very crucial that you consider the enclosure of the chameleon if you want to keep it as your pet.
The right chameleon terrarium should be halfway or fully made of mesh since it should have good ventilation. The right size would be 91cm by 61cm by 91cm. The larger the terrarium, the better for the chameleon since they can enjoy their space better. It is good that you know that chameleons are solitary animals and it is recommendable that you keep them by themselves. You will need to get a lot of foliage and climbing branches since it needs a lot of this climbing.
You can feel the Chameleon terrarium with some plastic plants since they are ideal for chameleons. The pet will enjoy drinking from the leaves right after spraying, and it will also be good for them. The climbing branches should fill the terrarium for this will enable the chameleon to reach both the cool and the hot areas of the tank. It is advisable that you get a good basking light and UVB light. The chameleons may be in need of the light and having a dark environment may put them under duress.
The other thing you need in the chameleon terrarium is a thermostat that will help you to keep the environment under constant temperature. Ensure that you have the basking lamp covered to prevent the chameleon from burning itself. It is a good idea to have a dripper that will be responsible for supplying water to the chameleon and have it sprayed for two or three times in a day. If you think that you will not be able to spray the chameleon, you can get an electric waterfall since chameleons do not drink from the stagnant water. Chameleons feed on insects such as mealworms, crickets, and locust. Use additional minerals and vitamins to dust the chameleons’ lives before you supply them with water or food.