Baby Veiled Chameleon Care

When bringing home a baby Veiled Chameleon, you'll want to make sure you're prepared to care for them correctly. As previously mentioned, they grow the fastest when they're babies. To help them grow, they need a proper enclosure with a nutritious diet of live protein. Also, they need ample room to grow along with warm temperatures in their tank.

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A low nighttime temperature is normal and healthy for your Veiled Chameleon. But your chameleon will need to warm up in the morning to get a good start on the day. In the wild, chameleons look to the sun rise and bask until their body temperature is sufficient for optimal hunting, digestion, and general function.


How To Feed Baby Chameleon. In the wild Baby chameleons eat a variety of insects. Their diet can include crickets, mealworms, roaches, flies, spiders and more. Baby chameleons should eat 10 to 20 crickets, roaches or worms every day. These insects should be gut loaded and smaller than the size of your lizard's head.

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Your veiled chameleon will spend most of its life in its enclosure. As sensitive as they are, it's vital to get everything right when setting up their home. By and large, most chameleon keepers use and recommend mesh or screen enclosures. Some owners even build their own.

Veiled Chameleon Facts, Habitat, Diet, Baby, Pet Care, Pictures
Veiled Chameleon Facts, Habitat, Diet, Baby, Pet Care, Pictures

I recommend that you start by feeding your baby Veiled Chameleon 1/4 inch crickets every day. Feed your chameleon in the morning and try to provide only as many crickets as your chameleon will eat within 5 minutes of feeding. Typically, my baby Veiled Chameleons will eat 4-5 crickets each morning.

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Veiled Chameleon care - SA-Chameleons

Veiled Chameleon Care Sheet. Michael Monge December 23, 2013 3:00 pm Care sheet for the veiled chameleon Chamaeleo calyptratus. ... If you are purchasing a baby or juvenile veiled chameleon, it is best to start with a small enclosure and then move up to a larger cage when the chameleon gets older. Babies and juveniles can be kept in smaller ...

If you are thinking about getting a veiled chameleon then there's a lot that you should know beforehand. And that is exactly what this article is about. ... Baby: 0 - 6 : Everyday: Juvenile: 6 - 12: Every day but 1/3 as much: Adult: 12+ ... If you've read through this veiled chameleon care sheet from top to bottom then you now know ...

How to Care for Your Veiled Chameleon - ABDRAGONS
How to Care for Your Veiled Chameleon - ABDRAGONS

How to take care of a pregnant veiled chameleon Yes, just like other reptiles, chameleons lay eggs and pregnant veiled chameleons are always in a critical and delicate stage especially when they are filled with numerous eggs. Diet is very important at this time as what they feed on mostly determines how fertile their eggs will turn out to be.

Veiled Chameleon Facts and Pictures
Veiled Chameleon Facts and Pictures

Free range is where you simply put insects loose in the cage and let your baby chameleon hunt them. As they're still babies put the insects near them and then take your hand out of the enclosure immediately. Your baby chameleon will become visibly excited as mine did in the picture below when he saw food.

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Veiled Chameleon | Chameleon Forums

It is important for baby chameleons to also dust their food with vitamin additions such as calcium, at least three times per week. The more calcium the babies have, the slighter are chances of getting the MBD. (See more: Metabolic bone disease) In captivity, chameleons suffer from vitamin A deficiency.

Veiled Chameleon Facts, Habitat, Diet, Baby, Pet Care, Pictures
Veiled Chameleon Facts, Habitat, Diet, Baby, Pet Care, Pictures

Baby and juvenile Veiled Chameleons should be fed once or twice a day and have almost constant access to food. As they get older, you can feed slightly less often with adults being fed every other day. It is important to supplement your crickets with calcium and vitamins (Reptivite) to help promote proper growth and health.

Misting the leaves is what you want to do, but doing it for a few seconds like you showed is not the norm in getting a chameleon to drink. It can take several minutes and most of us either use misting systems or spray bottles and run drippers, to saturate the cages down.

Food and Water: Feed baby Veiled Chameleons a once or twice a day and adults every other day. Veiled Chameleons eat a variety of live insects, including crickets, mealworms, and waxworms. Dust the insects with a vitamin and calcium supplement mixture once or twice a week. Also feed your Veiled Chameleon some collard greens.

Baby chameleon need a lot of humidity—they can desiccate (dry-out) very easily, it's a real risk. I have my babies misted for 15-30 seconds about eight times per day, but you can get away with fewer mistings. I also make sure that the foliage inside the cage, whether it's a live plant or artificial, reaches up to the very top of the enclosure.