Animal Stories - Panther Chameleon

Animal-World Information about: Panther Chameleon

Panther Chameleons come in a rainbow of different colors, making them a joy to keep!
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john - 2012-04-11
Hi,I would like to have a chameleon but I hear that they don't live too long and are expenceve. Would this be a good starter(low price, easy care) chameleon or would I be better off with a different type like the senegal chameleon? Here are the reptiles I'm taking care of:spotted turtle,garter snake,eastern ribbon snake,I took care of 3 snapping turtles, and i have a ball python who I believe is a female named snake and would like to breed her.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-11
    They say the lifespon for the Panther Chamameleon is around 5 years so I looked up the Bearded Dragon for you and their life span is about 7 - 8 years. I never had a Panther but did have the Bearded and I liked that fella. He was so neat, liked attention and would just look at me with those big eyes. They come in many colors and I loved mine. So I thought I'd pass on the info. You sure have enough experience to handle just about whatever you get --- Iguanas are really awesome and they live longer but they can get extremely large - 3 feet or more - but they come in a variety of colors and some are just so handsome. Now there lifespan can easily go 25 years.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-11
    These guys are not too hard to take care of. As long as they get frequent mistings for water they normally do fine. Bearded dragon or iguana is a better choice if you are looking for easy to care for. Savanah monitor is also a great on and tames down like a dog if given enough attention.
Berky - 2018-05-03
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michael appell - 2012-01-21
How old should the female be before there ready to breed? Or does it matter on size and colors that are shown. I have 3 females that are 5 to 8 months old and are all showing the colors described above. Also they are all about the same size the youngest one is actually growing faster then the others. I was just wondering what everyones opinion is on the subject. Thanks

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-01-21
    They don't reach sexual maturity until at least 7 months. The coloration when gravid can vary, but if a female turns dark, that indicates she is not receptive to mating.
  • staciabella roy - 2013-07-02
    Female Panther Chameleons are able to breed at 7 months.
Kurt van Wyk - 2008-04-02
When I was about 5 I had 13 wild frilled chameleons (a species not mentioned on this list) constantly visiting me and becoming remarkably tame. If you can get a hold of one you will have a 1 foot long, scaley friend for a long time!

Stacey - 2012-07-01
My son just inherited two of these amazing guys. There is a lot of informationon feeding but what about water?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-02
    The panther chameleon doesn't recognized 'standing water' as something they can drink.  You can spray the encl;osure a couple of times a day and he will lick the drops off plants or you can get a dripper.  They see moving water dropping and that is how they get their water.  This link will take you to u tube video of a panther chameleon drinking from a dripper.  Handsome fella
Robert - 2011-03-19
Yes I have a pair of nosy be's. They started breeding today, can't wait until she lays!
I have successfully bred veiled and jackson's in the past. But, this is my first panthers!

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  • K - 2012-04-28
    Dude you are so lucky i wish i could find cheap panther chameleons but they are always way expensive :(
tu madre - 2008-07-16
Female panther chameleons show only peach, brown, grey and black colors.

Priscilla - 2008-03-03
I have a three month old female and I enjoy having her as a pet. Though she needs more care I don't mind, I can't wait for her to get older so I can see all the colors she will change to.

chet - 2008-01-18
I have one Furcifer pardalis chameleon. It's just wonderful but a bit too lively when it's outside its cage. It's favourite dish is cockroaches, atleast 2 in a day! Astonishing and unexpected colors sometimes.

Ashley Smith - 2007-11-27
I have 2 of them, a male and a female. They are both wonderful pets, I could just watch them for hours. They are a bit more work than other animals but when you get into a routine it's a piece of cake and every minute is worth it. I am going to be a proud parent soon and I can't wait for my female to lay her eggs.