Veiled Chameleon

Veiled Chameleon

Menagerie Reptiles & Amphibians
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The veiled chameleon gets its name from the bony protusion atop its head, which is called a casque. Both males and females sport the fancy headgear, which serves to channel water droplets down into the reptiles’ mouths, a crucial adaptation in their dry habitats.

Solitary tree-dwellers native to Saudi Arabia and Yemen, veiled chameleons—also called cone-headed chameleons—are mostly insectivores, ambushing prey with long, sticky tongues.

Their grasping feet and prehensile tails allow them to hold fast to branches, shrubs, or even backyard plants.


Care Requirements: Intermediate 

Temperament: Shy

Habitat: Arid/Forest

Temperature : 75-90F 

Humidity : 60%

Diet: Insects and sometimes fruit/veg

Adult cage size: 2'x2'x4' (tall)

Lifespan: 4-6 years