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BRANCHES & PLANTS:Being arboreal (tree-dwelling creatures), veiled chameleons must be provided with plenty of climbing branches since their feet are shaped to cling to branches and they dislike walking on flat surfaces. Provide enough branches to offer sleeping spots, basking spots and perches. The basking area can consist of branches and a platform positioned under the basking light so the chameleon can sit about six inches under the lamp. To offer adequate support, all climbing branches should be at least as wide as the lizard's body. Smaller branches can be lashed together with cable ties, cutting off the excess so that the animals are not injured by sharp edges. Sand blasted grape vine branches are available in the pet store; these serve as good sturdy climbing branches. Be careful of bringing in branches from outside, as they can house parasites. Live plants can help increase the humidity in your chameleon enclosure and also offer cover for hiding. Be sure to include only reptile safe plants such as pothos, aloe, philodendrons, spider plants, ficus, and dracenae. They can be planted directly into the enclosure substrate.

If buying a baby or juvenile Veiled Chameleon, you can use newspaper or paper towels as a substrate

The large bundle is appropriate for chameleons that grow to about 8 inches of body length. This includes Panther Chameleons, Veiled Chameleons, and Jackson’s Chameleons. The only chameleons this does not include are adult Meller’s, Parson’s, Oustelett’s, and Verrucosus chameleons. These larger chameleons can spend much of their growing years in this cage size, but will need larger accommodations as they grow up. This cage can also be used for pygmy chameleons. Different species of the Brookesia, Rhampholeon, and Rieppelion genus require various levels of height and this cage, with the optional substrate tray, would be appropriate for providing a wide range of options for them. Yes, you can keep them in smaller cages, but try the idea of creating a large, lush environment around a small animal and you will see a wide range of natural behaviors that are missed in close quarters.

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Veiled Chameleons thrive best in cages without substrate or standing water This chameleon should be misted twice per day with dechlorinated water. Make sure to spray the leaves well, as this is how the chameleon will drink. A good dechlorinator is Repti-safe, as it also provides calcium and electrolytes.
As with any reptile, feces should be removed as soon as they are discovered. All of the substrate should be changed every three to four months. Your chameleon will most likely not have parasites as Veiled chameleons are typically only available as captive-hatched babies these days. It is a good idea, however, to keep the enclosure as clean as possible. Cleanliness is important for all captive reptiles..

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The Veiled Chameleons are , meaning that they eat insects and other invertebrates as well as plant material. For juveniles under 7 inches, crickets are the recommended food, as many juveniles have regurgitated any other offered food items. For adults, gut-loaded crickets and mealworms are eagerly accepted, as well as plant material such as live ficus and pothos leaves, and acacia fruit. Gut loading your crickets with fresh fruit, vegetables, fish flakes, and any of the commercially available gut load diets will increase their nutritional value. With young specimens, it is important to dust the prey items with a high-quality vitamin mix, such as Herptivite or Miner-All. Keep in mind, however, that in the adult Veiled Chameleon, excess amounts of Vitamin D3 can lead to the calcification of internal organs. It is thus recommended that Vitamin D3 be provided to adults through UVB-emitting bulbs, versus the addition of a vitamin or calcium powder. The chameleons can regulate the amount of this vitamin through basking, though they cannot regulate what is on their food items. This chameleon should be misted twice per day with dechlorinated water. Make sure to spray the leaves well, as this is how the chameleon will drink. A good dechlorinator is Repti-safe, as it also provides calcium and electrolytes.
As with any reptile, feces should be removed as soon as they are discovered. All of the substrate should be changed every three to four months. Your chameleon will most likely not have parasites as Veiled chameleons are typically only available as captive-hatched babies these days. It is a good idea, however, to keep the enclosure as clean as possible. Cleanliness is important for all captive reptiles..

In my cage, I initially installed some reptile carpet