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Jacksons Chameleon with a Temporal Gland Infection

Temporal Gland Infections are a bane of the keeper of the Jackson’s Chameleon. The Jackson’s is the most common of the chameleons with a temporal gland and infections tend to set in. What is this gland and how do we treat it? Today I am joined by Dr. Tom Greek and we discuss this medical issue.


About The Chameleon Academy

Welcome to your multi-media Chameleon Education Resource!

The Chameleon Academy is based on the information presented in the award winning Chameleon Breeder Podcast. By presenting the episodes in a class structure the podcast becomes the lecture, but it is structured within a greater learning experience. To the podcast I have added images, text, and video to create a multi-media learning experience. Through the podcast I am bringing information from the most advanced keepers, breeders, and scientists to the community on a weekly basis.

Herein you will find the collection of the most experienced minds in the chameleon community sharing what we know and pointing the way to figuring out what we don’t know. This is the most up-to-date resource of chameleon husbandry available. The Chameleon Academy is constantly being updated with the latest of chameleon-specific information.

The main program here at the Chameleon Academy is the Chameleon Husbandry Program which is broken up into four academic terms and will cover the different stages of growth in chameleon knowledge. But you do not have to dedicate yourself to an entire program. You may pick and choose individual topics and even simple questions for quick answers. The menu bar here will guide you to where you want to go!

If you are new here then check out The Introduction To Chameleon Basics module to get a feel for what we do here!

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You can listen to the weekly Chameleon Academy Podcast!

Learn about chameleons while you commute to work, do chores, or work out!

Podcasts are simply radio shows that you can chose when and where you listen. They are a wonderful way to listen to highly specialized topics such as chameleons! The Chameleon Academy Podcast started in 2015 (originally titled the “Chameleon Breeder Podcast“) and has a rich library of over 100 episodes that you can reference at any time or just listen from episode 1 on! This podcast is released every Friday during the active season. There are breaks around the end of the year to refresh and recharge, but the episodes are always available for listening!

We are also on social media where we’ll be discussing the episodes.  Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook links are found in the social media links. Instagram and YouTube are the most active!

So get comfortable and join us for the only podcast dedicated to chameleons!

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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!

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How Do I Choose A UVB Light?

There are so many choices – especially with UVB lights! This module show you how to select and set-up a UVB light for chameleons.

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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