Are Yemen chameleons friendly?
Veiled Chameleon Behavior and Temperament Veiled chameleons are territorial and aggressive to other chameleons so they should always be housed individually. While they are usually quite docile towards people, regular handling tends to be stressful for them.
What do Yemen chameleons eat?
Feeder insects such as crickets, locusts, cockroaches and worms can be fed to your chameleon although all items have different nutritional values so further advice would be beneficial. You can also offer some fruit and veg to your chameleon every now and then.
How big can a Yemen chameleon get?
Male Veiled chameleons grow much larger than females, typically reaching up to 60cm in length compared to the female that reaches only 30cm. The adult male also has a much larger head crest, making it east to determine the sex of an adult Veiled chameleon.
What color do chameleons turn when they are happy?
Chameleons brought into seeing the vet may turn dark colors or black due to stress, while happy and relaxed chameleons will be bright green and blue at home.
Why does my chameleon hiss at me?
Chameleons will hiss for a variety of reasons including temperature, handling and stress associated with the environment surrounding the chameleon. Frightened mature chameleons will glare intensely with their swiveling eyes at the object or person approaching them, strongly hissing to ward off contact.
What do you need to know about Yemen chameleons?
Welcome to the Yemen Chameleon care sheet keeping section, this area is divided in to several separate sub sections – the introduction (this page), the housing Yemen Chameleons page, temperature and humidity, feeding Yemen Chameleons and breeding Yemen Chameleons sections.
Where can you find a chameleon in the Arabian Peninsula?
Yemen chameleons are an arboreal lizard found in the jungles and forests of the Arabian Peninsula. They are most commonly seen within Yemen and Saudi Arabia.
Where do veiled chameleons live in the world?
Also known as the Yemen chameleon, the veiled chameleon is among the larger species of chameleons and is predominantly found in the Yemen and Saudi Arabia regions of the Middle East.
How big of a UV lamp do I need for a Yemen Chameleon?
We recommend a 6-10% UV tube running at least 2/3 of the length of the enclosure. In some cases we may increase the strength of the lamp depending on how tall the enclosure is however, in a normal 3ft tall vivarium 10% should be suitable. UV tubes are currently available in 2 sizes, T8 and T5.