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As part of the Chameleon Academy outreach I hold two live, interactive sessions per week on the Chameleon Academy accounts in Instagram and YouTube.

Current Live Session Schedule:

Tuesday’s 5-6PM Pacific on @chameleon_academy Instagram

Saturdays 12 Noon – 1PM Pacific on Chameleon Academy YouTube

Latest Update

Small Batch Breeding

There are two persistent problems in the chameleon community that may have a common solution. The problems I am referring to are the lack of chameleon species established in captivity and simple breeder burn out. I think the small batch breeding concept may be a viable answer.

Panther Chameleon

Michael DiBoneventura joins us today to represent the perspective of a new breeder. He has a ton of experience with various reptiles throughout his life, like most of us, but he got started with Panther Chameleons by raising them individually. We discuss some of the information he used and what he looks for when sourcing animals ethically. He also talks about female management and clutch sizes that he shoots for. Great discussion!” – Jonathan Hill

Chameleon Academy Journal

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Chameleon Academy Journal

The Chameleon Academy Journal contains news articles, product reviews, show schedules, and reader image galleries. There will also be the schedule for the month so you know what is going on in the Chameleon Academy outreach. If you would like the information to come to your inbox then you can click here to view and join the Chameleon Academy Journal.

Care Guides

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Care Guides

Detailed Chameleon species Care Guides

Click here for a Chameleon Cage Shopping List!

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Cage Shopping List

Newly updated Chameleon cage shopping list with a downloadable .pdf with links and a webpage full of explanations

Buying a Chameleon Egg

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Buying a Chameleon Egg

If you have purchased a chameleon egg and are now preparing for caring for a hatchling, this episode will guide you through the steps to make sure that when your egg hatches you will have the highest chance of success.

New Webpage

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Chameleon FAQs

A collection of frequently asked questions about a wide variety of chameleon topics. Click here and browse the questions most asked by people wanting to learn more about chameleons!

Chameleon Academy Patreon

To support this outreach and get a behind the scenes look at how the Chameleon Academy gets put together consider joining the Patreon group!

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Chameleon Academy Shirts and Merchandise!

Click the below image to go to our storefront where you can pick up Chameleon Academy branded merchandise!

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The Most Common Chameleon Husbandry Questions

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New To Chameleons!
What do I need to know?

If you are not sure where to start – Start here!

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Surprised by Chameleon Babies!
What Do I do?

Surprise! Some chameleons have live birth! Click here for emergency information if this happens to you!

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Why is My Chameleon Acting Like This?

Chameleons have a wide range of behaviors. Click here to start learning what they mean!

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Is My Chameleon Okay?
When Should I to go to a Vet?

We can’t replace a vet’s expert eye, but it is important you know the warning signs of a health problem!

Which Chameleon Should I Get?

So you are doing it right and researching your chameleon. But how to make a decision from all the incredible chameleons out there? Here is some insight to help you make an informed decision!

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How do I Handle My Chameleon?

Chameleons are uniquely structured animals. Here is how to handle them properly.

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What Plants Can I Use For My Chameleon Cage?

Here is a guide to selecting and using safe plants for your chameleon cage!

Chameleon Kit

Transitioning from the Chameleon Kit

One of the most common starter cages is the ZooMed Chameleon Kit. But the set-up must be exact and you must quickly transition to the adult cage set-up. This seminar tells you how to do it.

Courses Available

The first term of the Chameleon Academy has been launched with Getting Started With Chameleons. This collection of courses assumes no prior knowledge of chameleons and guides you through the important steps towards a long, healthy life for your chameleon. These courses can be viewed independently, of course, but they are designed to flow one after another. If you would like to go through the entire set of courses as intended, then start with Chameleon Basics and follow the navigation at the bottom of each page. Please enjoy the course presentations that make up Term 1: Getting Started With Chameleons.

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Chameleon Basics

Get an overview of chameleon husbandry. A great course for those starting out and wanting to do the best for their chameleon.

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Choosing Your Chameleon

Choosing your chameleon is an exciting thing, but it can be overwhelming. In this course you’ll learn the differences and will be able to make an educated decision.

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Selecting A Chameleon Cage

In this course you will learn the advantages and disadvantages of each cage type. From screen to glass to hybrids cages. You won’t have to get someone else’s opinion because you will have all the information for yourself and know which one is right for your particular situation.

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Setting Up a Chameleon Cage

The design of your chameleon’s habitat is critical. Learn how to make a perfect cage environment for your perfect miniature tree dragon!

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Maintaining Your Chameleon Cage

Once your cage is set up it is time to listen to your chameleon to fine tune it. And then there are certain maintenance duties that are necessary to keep your environment running smoothly.

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Learn Chameleon Behavior

Chameleons communicate in their own special body language and it is up to us to learn how to interpret their signals. This “course” is more a visual reference for you to check when you aren’t sure what is going on!

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Basic Chameleon Medical

It is important to know when things are going wrong and catch it early. Here is a visual reference of medical conditions.

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