Frequently Asked Questions
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I’m new to keeping chameleons, do you recommend Panthers?
Yes, generally speaking Panther chameleons are at the top of the list when it comes to care requirements. A male Panther chameleon will make a great first time chameleon keeping experience. Panthers do not have extreme care needs like others in the chameleon world. They can adapt to changes in temp and humidity much better then most other chameleons can. For this reason Panthers should not be over looked just because of there price. A captive bred Panther will be much hardier then any WC chameleon out there. For more info on Panther Chameleon care, see the care sheet.
Is it normal for my Panther to shed its skin every few weeks?
Yes, Panther chameleons will grow at a rapid rate as they mature in to adulthood. During the first year you should expect a shed every two to three weeks, as the chameleon approaches adulthood the shedding will taper off to every month to three months.
What age is best to buy a Panther Chameleon at?
You will see Panthers sold in many different age groups. Responsible breeders will not sell there offspring under the age of 3 months. At this time in a Panther’s life they have matured enough to handle shipping stress much better. Yes you can ship and buy Panthers at a younger weaker age, but why risk the health of the chameleon. Here at Chameleon Paradise we hold all offspring until they are a minimum of 3 months old.
What should I expect when you ship my Panther Chameleon to me?
We make buying easy at Chameleon Paradise. You know exactly what you are buying, before you even buy it. No funny business here. What you see in the photo is what we ship to you. We do not enhance photos to make them look better then what they are, or bait and switch you into buying something you don’t want. Making your buying experience at Chameleon Paradise a happy one is our main goal. When you receive your new chameleon you can expect it to be professionally packed, we don’t take shortcuts when a chameleons life is at stake.
Where do you recommend buying food for my Panther Chameleon?
Panther chameleons eat a wide variety of insect prey. A good clean source of food is important. Many parasites can be transmitted from poorly kept feeders, in particular crickets. Crickets and silkworms should make up the majority of your chameleons staple diet (everyday food). In addition to the daily foods you can treat your Panther with mealworms, superworms, waxworms, hornworms, and flies. If at all possible avoid pet shop feeders, buy in bulk online. You will save money and get cleaner feeders at the same time.