How to bury a dead Chameleon?

If you are reading this article, then you might have lost your pet chameleon. Sorry for your loss! Let me tell you how to bury your little friend.

How to identify if your pet is dead?

Before burying, check whether your pet chameleon is dead or not. We know that chameleons “Play dead.” Chameleons are cold-blooded animals. They won’t show any movement when the temperature is low. Try to keep them warm. If they don’t show any activity after an hour, then they are likely dead.

Yes, it is legal to bury your pet in the backyard.

How deep should you bury your pet?

Make sure to bury your pet at least at a depth of 3 feet.

Why is it important to bury them deep?

It is essential to avoid other animals like raccoons digging your pet up.  If anyone comes in contact with your deceased pet, they could get sick, even fatally.

Is it okay to bury your pet on your own?

It depends on you. If you want to bury your pet at your house as a memory, then you can go ahead. You have to take the necessary steps to do that.

Don’t touch your pet with bare hands. Use gloves to handle them and wrap them in a plastic bag. Bury them away from the water area and bury them as deep as you can.

I’m not willing to bury my pet. What do I do?

Certain dead animal removal services bury pet animals at a low cost. You can call them, or you can inform your vet about it. Your vet will help bury your pet, but you have to take your pet to the clinic.

How long do you wait to bury your pet?

Try to bury them within 24 hours. To slow down the decomposition process, put them in a Ziploc bag and then in the freezer.

Trash disposal

If you are not willing to bury them, put your pet sealed in a plastic bag and then in a box. Write on the box as “Dead Chameleon” and put it in the trash bag for garbage collection. If it takes a while to pick them up, put them in the freezer until the pick-up date/time.

Why is it not advised to bury your pet in the backyard?

If you have any other pets at your house and if your pet comes across the deceased body, then there is a high possibility for you and your pet to get infected. It may even lead to death for your pet.

This information is accurate for the burial of any kind of pet.