If you are planning to pet a Chameleons you should know that the Male Chameleons live from 3 to 5 years and the female chameleons live short life comparing to male, the female Chameleons usually live from 2 to 4 years. The Chameleons are reptile with the ability to change the body color with the environment they touch.
There are more than 100s of Chameleons species exits in the wild, but only a few species are regularly bred and sold as a household pets. Chameleons who live in captivity lives longer lifespan comparing to the Chameleons who live in wild.
If you care and pet your Chameleons properly they can have a longer lifespan. A male veiled Chameleon can live up to 8 years and the female veiled chameleon will live up to 5 years. Keep in mind its all depends on how much you care for them and the environment they live.
Tips to Improve your Chameleons life
Chameleons are carnivores, they are insect eaters usually they hunt insects or small lizards. Some of the Chameleons also consume tree leaves and fruits. Your Chameleons diet may vary depending on their species or their size. Veiled chameleons have a simple diet, you should fed cricket every other day.
You need a proper cage setup for your Pet chameleon to keep their diet stable and health. You can buy all the required items from your pets store and make sure to setup a habitat correctly.
Comparing to other reptiles veiled Chameleons are more prone to disease. Always watch for their abnormal behavior, that may be a sign of illness. Most of the diseases your Chameleons will catch from the environment they live, so if you set the cage correctly and monitor it properly, you don’t have to worry about your Chameleons.
Below are the few disease you should watch on your Chameleons:
- Lack of movement
- Lack of appetite
- Visible injury
- Dark stress colors over a long period
- Foaming at the moth
- Dark-colored urate
- Film over eyes
- Bulges on body
- Loose skin