Summary:Exposing your chameleon to natural sunlight brings great health benefits. In this episode we explore how you can accomplish this in your husbandry as simply as moving your indoor cage out to the patio for a couple hours or as in depth as building a permanent outdoor cage. Building outdoor cages is great fun and few things are as impressive as a healthy chameleon in a well planted outdoor cage!
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A simple, effective way to create outdoor caging is to place your standard screen cages on top of a wood planter box. This allows lush plants to be planted inside.
Nasturtium, an annual trailing vine, grows up along the side of an outdoor cage. The vine is leafy in the summer when it helps protect from the intense sunlight and it dies back in the winter to allow as much sunlight into the cage as possible.
A densely planted cage gives your chameleon the opportunity to come out and bask and then retreat back into the leaves.