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Baby veiled chameleon

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veiled chameleons

The veiled chameleon (Chamaeleo calyptratus) is a species of chameleon (family Chamaeleonidae) native to the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen and Saudi Arabia. Other common names include cone-head chameleon and Yemen chameleon

The male is 43 to 61 cm (17 to 24 in) long from the snout to the tip of the tail. The female is shorter, no more than about 35 cm (14 in), but it has a thicker body. Both sexes have a casque on the head which grows larger as the chameleon matures, reaching about 5 cm (2.0 in) in the largest adults. Newly hatched young are pastel green in color and develop stripes as they grow.

Adult females are green with white, orange, yellow, or tan mottling. Adult males are brighter with more defined bands of yellow or blue and some mottling. Learn more

baby veiled chameleon

This chameleon lives in a number of habitat types in its native range, including plateaus, mountains, and valleys. Like most other chameleons, it is arboreal, living in trees and other large plants. It prefers warmer temperature, generally between 24 to 35 °C (75 to 95 °F).

The veiled chameleon is primarily insectivorous. It is one of several chameleon species also known to consume plant matter, perhaps as a source of water during the dry season. The lifespan is about 5 years for females, and up to 8 years for males.

They reach sexual maturity at four to five months. They breed more than once a year. The female lays large clutches of up to 85 eggs and buries them in sand. The eggs are white with a tough skin.The embryos experience a diapause, a length of time when they are dormant in the egg before they begin developing. Increasing temperatures in the substrate initiate development. Males display for females during courtship, performing behaviors such as “head rolls” and “chin rubs”. Females change color when they are receptive to breeding, and males are more likely to court them during this time.

Baby veiled chameleon

How to take care of a baby veiled chameleon

VEILED CHAMELEON CARE TIPS

Tall screen terrariums work best. We carry Zoo Med or Exo Terra brand, and these guys will need the 48″ tall as adults. * Lots of foliage. Fake vines work well and we carry lots of options in our catalog.

* Basking temps 90 – 95 degrees. Have a good thermometer (or infrared temperature gun) and use a ceramic heat fixture along with a basking bulb (for a 48 inch tall terrarium, the 150 watt basking bulbs work well – either Zoo Med or Exo Terra brands) * UVB – Use either Arcadia 12% High Output or Zoo Med ReptiSun 10.0 High Output Bulbs * Calcium.

Use any brand of calcium with NO D3 every other feeding (usually about 3 times a week). We use Rep Cal, Zoo Med or Repashy Brands. We also use Calcium with D3 a few times a month as well. * Vitamins. We use Zoo Med Reptivite, Rep Cal Herptivite or Repashy once to twice a month. Learn more

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