Caring for Chameleons in Summer

Chameleons are creatures that always need moist surroundings. Because of this, they are sensitive to changes during the summer.

What if my Chameleon gets overheated?

Chameleons can get overheated easily without proper covering and flooring that reflects sunlight. If chameleons overheat, they can lose body color and appear unhealthy.

When you see a chameleon overheating, get them to a cooler environment immediately. If your Chameleon overheats, it will quickly become dehydrated.

Learn more about : Feeding water to Chameleon

How to protect chameleons from getting too much sunlight?

Provide cover, hiding spots, and drinking surfaces using artificial plants or live plants safe for chameleons.

chameleon safe plants include Ficus, Hibiscus, Bougainvillaea, Ivy, Pothos, Schefflera, and Ferns. These plants keep the surroundings cool and suitable for chameleons.

How hot is too hot for a chameleon?

Chameleons need sunlight for survival, but they require shelter to protect them from extreme temperatures like most animals.

A pet chameleon that gets natural sunlight 4-5 months of the year will be healthier than a chameleon that gets no sun exposure at all.

There are temperature limits for chameleons. If the temperature exceeds those limits, chameleons face dehydration. Temperature requirements are different for different species.

On average, a chameleon needs a temperature between 85 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit, with an ambient cage temperature between 75 and 82 degrees Fahrenheit.

How do chameleons cool off their body themselves?

When temperature gets too higher to their body, they start to cool themselves off. They start to move slowly towards the shed and the moist earth. They start to change their color to light color as they possible to reflect the sun light.

They sit aside in the shed or moist earth and open their mouth and let go of the hot air from their body through their mouth.

Misting system for chameleons

Chameleons need a lot of water to drink, to be hydrated, and also for humidity. So, The misting system plays an important role.

This system sprays mist water into a chameleon’s cage to soak the plants and produce the leaves’ water droplets. So, chameleons can drink water.