Panther chameleon inflating his gular

Are Chameleons Hard To Keep Alive?

Chameleons have a reputation of being hard to keep alive. There is truth to this statement. Chameleons are a challenge, but not because they are fragile. If you keep any animal incorrectly they will get sick! This is like saying humans are fragile because they don’t last long in ice caves as pets for polar bears!

The good news is that we do know how to take care of chameleons and if you are willing to do some research and put together the right set-up you can be successful!


What Does it Take to Keep Chameleons Alive?

The next question is how to keep chameleons alive. This is not a simple answer, but I have created a resource specifically for people who want to learn how to take care of chameleons. I have created a self-guided free course for you to walk through at your leisure. Or else you can cram it all into one night!

The overview of keeping a chameleon alive is that you will need a sizeable cage, at least 2’x2’x4′ for the most common species including Panther Chameleons, Veiled Chameleons, and Jackson’s Chameleons. This cage will have to be heavily planted and have special lights that include white light, UVB light, and, often, a basking bulb for heat. You will give them water through a mister and a fogger.

This is the briefest of overviews! Your next step is to take a look at the free self-guided Chameleon Basics Course on this website. This will tell you everything you need to know to make the decision as to whether a chameleon is right for you. Or, if you are getting your chameleon set-up together this will tell you how to do it. Click the image below!

Jacksons chameleon