CAPTIVE CARE

Basic Chameleon Care

Selection

Montain verses Lowland - a general discription of the two types

 

Housing

Introduction -Cage positioning - do's and don'ts

Types of Enclosures
Plastic Mesh - such as Reptarium/Flexarium

Aluminium Mesh - Aluminium frame and black flyscreen such as the Terry Thatcher range
Plastic - vision vivariums or purpose built plastic or fibreglass enclosures
Glass - Purpose built vivariums and fish tanks
Wood

Free Range - large plants/climbing structures


Substrate

 

Lighting

Types of lighting - a review of the various types of lighting available and whether they are suitable for chameleon keeping

UV Lighting Basics - a look at the different wavelengths and how they effect chameleon keeping
UV Lighting testing
- A review of the different Reptile UV Lights and how much UVB they produce over different distances
Effects of surroundings on UVB - a look at a UV gradient outside

 

Heating

Heating - basic heating guide
Thermoregulation -
a more detailed look at heat regulation in chameleons with an explanation of thermal gradient
Temperature Converter - converts C into F and visa versa

 

Water
Water - How Chameleons see and relate to water,
hydration/rehydration of sick chameleons



Live Plants

Plants- how to prepare live plants for your enclosure

 

Nutrition

Calcium, Vitamin D3 and Metabolic bone disease
Feeding and supplementation
Livefood and gutload


Stress

Stress - a look at a very misunderstood part of chameleon keeping


Species Care and Information
Veiled / Yemen Chameleon
Panther Chameleon
Jacksons Chameleon
Stump Tailed Chameleon

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