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The unique and colorful chameleon deserves a cage just as captivating.

More importantly, you need an enclosure that keeps your pet safe, comfortable, and entertained.

And that’s exactly what you’ll get with our custom chameleon cages!

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Setting Up The Best Chameleon Enclosure

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Choosing a chameleon tank requires plenty of research and planning as it may be your pet’s home for the rest of its life (Up to 10 years under proper care)!

Here are some requirements you need to understand when setting up a safe and comfortable reptile enclosure:

  • Enclosure size
  • Heat and Lighting
  • Humidity
  • Ventilation
  • Water
  • Decor

Enclosure Size

The minimum dimensions for a chameleon cage are 24” wide, 24” deep, and 48” tall.

If you have a smaller female chameleon, an acceptable terrarium would measure 18” wide, 18″ deep, and 36” tall.

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Heat and Lighting

While there are positives for humidity in a glass tank, there can be negatives when controlling the heat.

Since glass tanks retain the elements that enter, they will hold in most of the heat. Depending on your location and climate, this can be good or bad.

If your home is kept at a moderate temperature, adding cage lighting to the enclosure will suffice to meet the desired temperature range. To make sure you’re not overheating it, you can use a thermostat.

Also, having a screen top as opposed to glass can help keep the inside from getting too hot.


You should always research your specific pet’s needs because some chameleons require different climates and also prefer different humidity levels depending on the time of day.

A veiled chameleon, for example, prefers a daytime humidity level between 30-50%, but at night, they like it around 75-100%.

Glass tanks have less exposure to the outside air and will be an easier option for controlling humidity.

We offer a number of humidity tools, like a fogger to control the moisture and a humidity gauge to monitor that level.


Without proper ventilation, the air inside a terrarium can become stagnant, which over time can cause a number of respiratory problems for your chameleon.

To combat this issue, we offer cage venting attachments that help circulate air in and out of the habitat.


Giving your chameleon an adequate amount of water is important, but challenging.

In the wild, chameleons get their water supply by drinking water droplets off of tree leaves during rain showers and early mornings. Since drinking from a water bowl is not part of their nature, they likely won’t drink from one.

To keep them hydrated you must spray a mist over their entire enclosure to mimic rainfall.

You can achieve this by using a spray bottle, a dripper system, or an automatic misting system.


Chameleons are active reptiles that enjoy exploring and climbing.

To provide this entertainment, you should include a series of branches, perches, and climbing vines.

Live plants like Ficus, Pothos, and Hibiscus are also recommended to mimic their natural habitat. Live plants are better than fake ones because they help to filter the air in the tank.

And even though they love exploring, they also need rest from time to time. Include a couple of hides to offer them a place to cool down, sleep, and resort to if they feel stressed.

More About Custom Cages

The experts at Custom Cages are a great resource if you have any questions about setting up chameleon cages.

Our team has over 20 years of experience in the animal housing industry and we strive to make every reptile enthusiast’s journey a happy and rewarding endeavor.

Don’t hesitate to contact us! We’ll be happy to help anytime during business hours!