If you are planning to get a Chameleon, you should know that Male Chameleons live from 3 to 5 years and female chameleons live short life compared to males; female Chameleons usually live from 2 to 4 years. Chameleons are reptiles and can change their body color with the environment they touch.
More than 100s Chameleon species exist in the wild, but only a few are regularly bred and sold as household pets. Chameleons who live in captivity live longer than those who live in the wild.
If you properly care for and pet your Chameleons, they can have a longer lifespan. A male veiled Chameleon can live up to 8 years, and a female one will live up to 5 years. Keep in mind that it all depends on how much you care for them and their environment.
Check out this article to know the List of Worms, Insects, and Fruits Chameleons can eat.
Tips to Improve your Chameleons life
Your Chameleon’s diet may vary depending on its species or size. Chameleons are carnivores, and insect eaters, usually hunting insects or small lizards. Some of the Chameleons also consume tree leaves and fruits. Veiled chameleons have a spartan diet; you should feed cricket every other day.
It would be best if you had a proper cage setup for your Pet chameleon to keep their diet stable and healthy. You can buy all the required items from your pet store and set up a habitat correctly.
Compared to other reptiles, veiled Chameleons are more prone to disease. Always watch for their abnormal behavior, which may indicate 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 a few diseases you should watch on your Chameleons:
- Lack of movement
- Lack of appetite
- Visible injury
- Dark stress colors over a long period
- Foaming at the mouth
- Dark-colored urate
- Film over eyes
- Bulges on body
- Loose skin