Dwarf Jackson’s Chameleons

6th Dec 2015

Dwarf Jackson’s Chameleons are one of the most popular reptiles on the market for house kept reptiles. If you want to join the masses of happy and satisfied Dwarf Jackson’s Chameleon owners, here is some important information to get you started:

Housing Your Dwarf Jackson’s Chameleon

Similar to other chameleons, the Dwarf Jackson’s Chameleon requires a screened cage of its own, that is at least 3 feet tall, and 2 square feet wide. Housing each chameleon on its own will significantly reduce its stress levels, and allow for a longer life span.

The plant life placed into your Dwarf Jackson’s Chameleon’s cage is of utmost importance. The best plant you can buy is the Ficus Benjamina Tree, as it is a nontoxic plant native to the chameleon’s natural habitat. In addition to this, the tree will give it a sense of enclosure and security, once again lowering the reptile’s stress levels.

Feeding Your Dwarf Jackson’s Chameleon

Dwarf Jackson’s Chameleons are insectivores, meaning live prey is the best option when picking out the food that will make up its diet. Additionally, supplementation for many important vitamins the chameleon needs to survive is highly recommended. To ensure the safety of the Dwarf Jackson’s Chameleon, you should aim for insects that are no larger than the space between its eyes.

Dubia Roaches are a great insect choice for feeding Dwarf Jackson’s Chameleons. The hearty insects provide many of the nutrients these reptiles require to lead a healthy life. Additionally, Dubia Roaches are perfectly affordable when bought in bulk. To obtain the Dubia Roaches you will need while caring for your Dwarf Jackson’s Chameleon, be sure to check out the fantastic deals at AB Dragons.

Caring for Your Dwarf Jackson’s Chameleon

Temperature wise, you should be providing an atmosphere of 80 degrees F during the daytime, and 60 degrees F at night. For lighting, a UVB full spectrum tube, as well as a spot heat lamp, is recommended for maximum comfort. When possible, you should also expose your Dwarf Jackson’s Chameleon to natural sunlight. Always make an effort to expose the reptile to the sun for at least a few hours every week.

Dwarf Jackson’s Chameleon need to be kept at the proper hydration levels. In their natural environments, these chameleons often experience rainfall averages of 30 to 60 inches per year. Due to this, the humidity average they are used to varies between 50 and 80% year-round. Gently mist the chameleon’s cage daily to ensure the proper level of hydration is being maintained, and always ensure the reptile’s water source is filled. Finally, providing an area in the shower were the chameleon can experience simulated rainfall once a week is highly recommended. 

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