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The veiled chameleon is not a playful pet. It prefers not to be picked up and handled. Doing so may stress it so much that it may kill it. Your pet chameleon will be somewhat more of an observation pet. They tend to be aggressive and will hiss if you get too close or startle them. Upon startling them you may notice that they also change colors, becoming darker as they feel threatened, while some may display bright, threatening colors. When they are relaxing and comfortable in their habitat they will assume the colors of their surroundings, becoming camouflaged to capture prey. They tend not to eat when stressed.
As they are the easiest to take care of, Veiled chameleons make perfect pets for first time chameleon owners.
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Depending on the personality of the child, a chameleon may or may not be an ideal pet choice. Chameleons are not very social and don’t like to be handled, so a child who is looking for a pet to cuddle with may not enjoy having a pet that does not like being touched. While they are interesting to observe, a child might quickly grow tired of only watching the animal and not being able to play with it. After a while, taking care of the pet chameleon (misting, cleaning the enclosure, feeding, etc.) can become tedious for a child. Party Pete received a pet chameleon named  for Christmas, which can currently be seen in the party room.
Photo provided by FlickrChameleons don’t cuddle. If you’re looking for a cuddly pet or one that likes to be held, then look elsewhere.
Photo provided by FlickrA pet chameleon will from time to time take a form that is strong or useful, so follow every opportunity to tame a chameleon with food.
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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.Panther Chameleon
Panther chameleons are from the northern part of Madagascar. Males are larger than females and can grow up to about 20 inches long. They live for about 5 to 7 years. The panther needs daytime temperatures around 80* F and 70% humidity. They are attractive, tend to do well around people, and are a good choice for a pet.Carpet Chameleon
The carpet chameleon is found in Madagascar. They are a smaller species and males grow to around 9 inches long. They have a short lifespan and only live for 2 to 3 years. Daytime temperatures should be around 75* F with 65% humidity. They are active and hardy chameleons that do well as pets.Chameleons as Pets
A chameleon can be an interesting and unique pet, but it may not be for everyone. The reptile will require a fair amount of upkeep and cage space. You will also need to factor in the cost of his habitat, lighting, heating, humidity control, and food. Chameleons make absolutely fascinating pets, for kids and adults alike. Very few reptiles are as captivating as these creatures, and I’ve found that no other reptile is as big of a crowd-pleaser.One of the great things about having a pet chameleon is that they come in an array of sizes, from tiny Pygmy chameleons that are 2-3 inches total length, to giants like the Oustalet’s, Parson’s, and Meller’s which attain lengths in excess of 2+ feet. There’s a size for every taste.