Frequently Asked Questions
Every day or every other day.
Younger panther chameleons are super hungry and seemingly eat everything you put in front of them. At this stage, feed them daily.
As they get older, every other day becomes a good feeding schedule.
Most newborns don't like to be handled and thrive when left alone.
As they get older, you can gain their trust through food and then practice handling them. It also helps to leave on a positive note after every interaction with your chameleon.
Remember, some chameleons never get used to being handled while others will love interacting with you. It just depends on the friend you brought home!
Gut-loaded feeders should always be dusted with calcium. Otherwise, they can be dusted twice a month with calcium with D3 or multi-vitamins.
Panther chameleons are a basking species by nature, but they do get partial cover from the canopy and plants. This requires a semi-intense UVB source. We recommend running a 6% UVB tube along at least 2/3 of the length of the enclosure.
We don’t advise housing two panther chameleons together because they're very territorial. They may fight or excessively stress one another.
Babies can be housed together until approximately four months—provided they’re all similarly sized.