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Chameleons are a very popular pet lizard
Naturally, chameleons are from warm climates
The Malagasy giant chameleon can grow to 70cm in length
Chameleons are prodominantly insect eaters
With bags of personality, chameleons are very entertaining
Chameleons are one of the most popular arboreal lizards to keep in the UK. They are very active, inquisitive and firm favourites with keepers that do not have a lot of time to handle their pet. The longest lived chameleons could live 5-10 years.
Chameleons can be found in many countries around the world but are generally found in warm climates with some humidity. They spend most of their day moving between basking spots to warm up and shaded areas to regulate their body temperature. While basking they are also exposed to a fair amount of UVB allowing them to maintain healthy bones.
Their diet mostly consists of invertebrates though some species will supplement their diet with very small mammals or vegetation. Chameleons In captivity are particularly fond of crickets and locust but they can tackle larger prey like mealworms or grubs as a treat.
It's easy to provide the perfect environment at home for most species of chameleon. Northampton Reptile Centre have everything you will need and have expert staff who can help you every step of the way. Contact us for more information.
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