New to Chameleons please help


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My mom gave my son a veiled chameleon and I really don’t know much about caring for one. Please give me advice!!!!

I do know I need a new enclosure the one we have him in is not to big.

He is part of the family now and want to make sure he is well and most importantly properly taken care of.


I am a newbie to keeping chameleons as well, so I will not be offering much advice, but I have been on the forums long enough to know that this will be the first thing everyone will ask...

Please fill out this form with what you have set up so far. If there are parts where you just dont know the answer, go ahead and write that in, and people here will help you get everything sorted out! Also, please post pictures of the current set up and chameleon. Cheers!

Chameleon Info:
  • Your Chameleon - The species, sex, and age of your chameleon. How long has it been in your care?
  • Handling - How often do you handle your chameleon?
  • Feeding - What are you feeding your cham? What amount? What is the schedule? How are you gut-loading your feeders?
  • Supplements - What brand and type of calcium and vitamin products are you dusting your feeders with and what is the schedule?
  • Watering - What kind of watering technique do you use? How often and how long to you mist? Do you see your chameleon drinking?
  • Fecal Description - Briefly note colors and consistency from recent droppings. Has this chameleon ever been tested for parasites?
  • History - Any previous information about your cham that might be useful to others when trying to help you.

Cage Info:
  • Cage Type - Describe your cage (Glass, Screen, Combo?) What are the dimensions?
  • Lighting - What brand, model, and types of lighting are you using? What is your daily lighting schedule?
  • Temperature - What temp range have you created (cage floor to basking spot)? Lowest overnight temp? How do you measure these temps?
  • Humidity - What are your humidity levels? How are you creating and maintaining these levels? What do you use to measure humidity?
  • Plants - Are you using live plants? If so, what kind?
  • Placement - Where is your cage located? Is it near any fans, air vents, or high traffic areas? At what height is the top of the cage relative to your room floor?
  • Location - Where are you geographically located?
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