How to prepare your chameleon habitat - Chameleon Pet Care

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The primary threats to the common chameleon are habitat loss by human intervention and capture for the pet trade (both illegal and legal, depending on the country). Many die of stress or depression upon capture before they make it to the intended destination; capture from the wild is often the most damaging threat to the species. The species is also extremely territorial, and habitat loss has caused strain in finding suitable nesting environments since adult males have been known to attack and eat young that intrude on their domains.
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and they are arboreal (living in trees and plants). They need a spaced cage and décor with correct temperature and humidity in order to be happy and active. Each species needs different temperature and humidity to survive. I understand that you are excited and are eagerly waiting to bring your pet home. But, did you create a home for your pet yet? Here, let us see what should be considered before setting up a chameleon habitat. Chameleon Habitat | Chameleons as Pets
Photo provided by FlickrApr 18, 2017 - Here we'll talk about how to build an ideal chameleon habitat, and you'll find the best chameleon terrarium for your new pet
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Obtaining a chameleon as a family pet is exciting, especially if you’re a fan of reptiles or if you have children in the home who are thrilled. However, due to the habitat that is necessary to keep chameleons healthy and happy, it is essential to learn how to properly care for a pet chameleon before adding the new member to your family.Adding decor to your terrarium or chameleon’s cage is also recommended to keep them happy and content with their habitat. Consider using a Ficus tree, which is often desired as a place to live and sleep for many chameleon pets. Pet stores provide a number of decorative objects including fresh vegetation, fake trees and hideouts that are ideal for all types of chameleons.Chameleons thrive best in glass terrariums, although using large birdcages and cages with wired screens for tops are also viable options when creating a habitat for your chameleon. Using a glass terrarium is optimal when you want to maximize the control you have over humidity and temperature for any chameleons you own. For chameleon pets that are less than a foot at full-length, a cage that is at least 2′ x 3′ x 3′ is recommended, although bigger is always better and provides a happier environment for your pet.Not all will make ideal companions. Some require more specialized habitats and others do not have the best disposition. Before you decide on what type you want, research what it requires to keep your pet healthy. Below are general descriptions of some of the more common chameleons kept as pets.Understanding how to properly care for pet chameleons is a way to add the new member to your family with confidence. The more prepared you are with a proper habitat, food, and environment for your new chameleon, the easier it is for them to adjust to his new surroundings and atmosphere.Chameleons can also be kept in the home without a cage if you supply a tree as a habitat. The Ficus Tree is one of the best trees for a home. It has suitable branches for walking, leaves for drinking, does well indoors, and is readily available at plant nurseries. A cage-free chameleon is not recommended if you have other pets like cats or dogs.