Veiled Chameleon

Veiled Chameleon

Scientific Name

  • The scientific name of Veiled Chameleon is Chamaelo calyptratus

Description

  • Veiled Chameleon is one of the best and most popular pet chameleons in the world.
  • It is a gorgeous creature and great beginner chameleon.

Distribution

  • Veiled Chameleons are found in Yemen and Saudi Arabia.

Breeding

  • The mating age is from 5 – 6 months.

Size

  • Adults 14 – 20 inches for male, from 10 – 14 inches for female.
  • Veiled Chameleons reach adult size in 1 year.

Lifespan

  • Up to 10 years.

Veiled Chameleon Food and Feeding

  • Various insects and worms.
  • Please note that removal of all the remaining insects is essential as they (specially crickets) will harass the chameleon at night, resulting stress to the chameleon.
  • Occasionally feed them with green leaves

Habitat

  • Arboreal, Solitary; Mountainous desert areas.
  • A large water bowl should be placed for drinking and for humidity-control.
  • It’s a best practice to put a pump inside the cage to make the water flowing as Veiled Chameleons usually cannot recognise still water.