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!
Setting Up The Best Chameleon Enclosure
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
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.