Changing the color of the body is basically a long tail tailored to the talent of the Veiled Chameleon. The Chameleon is gaining popularity among those looking for exotic pets, with its colorful colors and unique courtesy. Let's learn about the Veiled Chameleon.
The origin of the Veiled chameleon is Yemen and Saudi Arabia, but it has an unusual habit of living all year round in rainy mountain slopes, water, and valleys where plants grow. It is often seen in Hawaii and Florida.
Adult males can grow up to about 60cm, including the tail, and females, up to 45cm. The life span of males is 8 years, females are 6 years, and males have slightly longer lifespan. In females, the life span is shorter because of the enormous energy used to lay eggs. Weighing 85 ~ 170g for males and 85 ~ 115g for females, the weight is not so much compared to the length.
It is characterized by the presence of a court that looks like wearing a helmet of about 5cm above the head. In addition, the eye can be rotated 180 degrees to see both directions at once. Males are larger than females and have ankle bones on their hind legs. Colors are bright gold or yellow stripes, orange, cyan and yellowish stripes. In the case of males, the lower part of the body and neck are light green with greenish dark blue spots.
Breeding of the chameleon
The Bale Chameleon species are quite hostile to other species of chameleon and show a zone of securing temperament, so it is a good idea to house one. Also, it is good for the guardian to be careful, but if you touch too much and keep watching, you may get stressed. Instead of touching like other chameleon species, you should be free to let them work freely.
Tanks that accept chameleons should be screened for good ventilation, and glass aquariums can cause air stagnation, leading to upper respiratory infections. Ideal conditions for adult males are 60 cm and 120 cm in width and height, respectively, and 45 cm and 90 cm in females.
Chameleon should be decorated with vines and leaves to hide his body in the tank. In the vines, chameleons can relax, sunbathe and move from place to place. For plants, you should choose only those that are not poisonous, such as piccans, shepherds, hibiscus, and poops, to preserve the humidity in the tank. In addition, it is good that the chameleon can climb up and down by letting different branches of different length.
The temperature inside the tank is most suitable from 22 to 26 degrees. The point of sunshine should be maintained at a higher 29-35 degrees. However, you can lower the temperature by 10-15 degrees at night. However, nighttime heating is not necessary unless the house temperature falls below 18 to 21 degrees. In the case of incandescent lamps, it is advisable to install them outside the tank to prevent burns.
In addition, UVA or UVB light should be supplied for about 12 hours a day, and a bulb should be installed where the chameleon rises. However, if you are too close, you can get burned too, so be sure to read the manufacturer's recommendations and keep the proper distance.
In the case of the diet, it is good to provide various insects because the insects are stocks. Crickets occupy most of the feed, but grasshoppers, cockroaches, butter worms, super worms, silkworms and flies can also be eaten. However, the worms, wax worms, and super worms are fat-free so that they are given as little as possible. Fireflies and other wild insects should not be given as much as possible because they may have been exposed to pesticides or other chemicals.
In order to get enough nutrients, insects can be given calcium and vitamin D3 supplements three times a week. In addition, multivitamins and mineral supplements can be supplemented once a week. But even if fed, living insects can attack Chameleon, and it is not good to leave them for a long time. Plants are also good nutrients. It is good to slice dandelion leaves, collage leaf, blueberry, apple or pear.