Chameleons for Sale

Chameleons can look in any direction they please without ever moving their heads or bodies; each eye can rotate independently almost 180°!  They can also change color to help camouflage themselves into their environment.  You can tell the mood and comfort of your Chameleon by their color which changes with temperature and emotion.  Uncle Bill's most popular Chameleon species are the Jackson Chameleon and the Veiled Chameleon.  These chameleons can live up to 5 years or more if cared for properly and only grow to be 6-12” long.  A happy, healthy Chameleon is active, generally alert, has crystal clear eyes, with a rounded, full tail and body, healthy-looking skin, a regular eater, and has a clear nose and vent. . Please call ahead to the store location you are planning on visiting to confirm that chameleons for sale will be available. 

Chameleon Diet

Chameleons mostly eat insects and dark leafy greens such as:  crickets; meal or wax worms; collard greens; pothos leaves; and ficus leaves.  These reptiles get their moisture from plants, so several mistings a day or a constant drip (Zoo Med's Little Dripper is great!) for water is recommended.  Calcium supplements should be added every day with vitamin supplements 1-2 times weekly.  Younger Jackson or Veiled Chameleons will eat every day while adults should be fed every other day.  

Chameleon Habitat

The size of the enclosure for your chameleon should be adequate for proper exercise and typical daily behaviors.  They will need extremely dense areas of non-toxic plants for hiding in one end of the enclosure, while the other end should be a bit more open with some branches for basking that compare well to the size of your chameleon’s feet.  Substrate is not overly imperative or specific since chameleons tend to spend most of their time in trees and plants as well as on branches; leaf litter, sphagnum moss, and mulch-like substrates work well.  Temperatures should range from 95-100°F on the warm end of the habitat to 70-75°F on the cooler end with an overall humidity of 70-90% via daily misting.  Radiant heat is best with an incandescent bulb for basking and ceramic heater or red/black incandescent lights as primary heat sources.  The Veiled or Jackson Chameleon also needs 10-12 hours of exposure to UVB/UVA rays.  Lizards shed their skin on a regular basis, so keep humidity levels well-regulated and provide things that aid in the process of shedding such as sphagnum moss or a shedding box.  These chameleons also should not be housed together or with other species of reptile.  

Are Chameleons Right for Me?

Jackson Chameleons and Veiled Chameleons can be some of the most dynamic entertaining reptiles you can keep!  However, though they look and behave tamely, they are not meant to be handled due to the immense stress this causes the chameleon.  Also, any reptile is capable of carrying diseases such as Salmonella, so always washing your hands after touching your pet or any of its habitat items/substances is a must.  For this reason, small children and pregnant women should not handle these pets or their associated items/substances.   Otherwise, they are calm, cool, and collected pets!  If you do not mind having an extremely unique and interesting pet that does not need to be handled regularly, then this pet may be for you.  These guys are fun to observe with all of their different colors and behaviors, making them wonderful cold-blooded companions.

At Uncle Bill’s Pet Center, we not only offer Chameleons for sale, we also employ a highly trained staff that can assist you in building an appropriate habitat for your new pet, and educate you on the proper care of the animal—making sure you get the most out of your pet ownership adventure! 


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