Chameleons belongs to the reptile specie and they have the tendency to change colours. The chameleons are basically lizards and also look quite similar to them but they have long sticky tongue from which they catch their preys easily like insects even while they are flying.
The baby chameleon are the considered to be very cute and also very fragile and they are very slow in moving and they need lots of care when they are babies and if we do not take proper care of the baby chameleons we can even lose them, so be careful about the baby chameleons.
We will discuss about the baby chameleons and how to take care of them in this article.
Why to take special care of the baby chameleons?
The baby chameleons starts walking within few seconds after their birth as they are too small and they can get prey to any predator so that is why they start walking too early.
The mother chameleon does not take care of the baby chameleons, they just lay eggs inside the earth and walk away forever and does not return ever. So it is the duty of the owner if they have a baby chameleon to care of them as these babies are too sensitive they can lose life quite easily so do not be careless with these baby chameleons.
How to take care of the baby chameleons?
If you are the owner of a baby chameleon then you need to follow the steps that are given below as you have to be towards the needs of the baby chameleons and to raise a baby chameleon you need to take care about many aspects so that the baby chameleons live a happy and a healthy life without any fear of their surroundings. The steps on how to care of a baby chameleon are given as below:-
The first thing you need to worry is about the habitat of the baby chameleon and you need to be very particular about their habitat and make sure you provide them with the prefect habitat that has high humidity, small space and appropriate temperature and light. Also make sure to provide a quality and best substrate.
The temperature inside the habitat for the baby chameleon should be perfect so that they can survive and the temperature requirement for the baby chameleon is same as the adult chameleon and that is 72 degrees to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Even if there is any need of installing any extra heating lamps, do that as the appropriate temperature is very important for the baby chameleon for the surviving purpose.
The baby chameleons are small in size and also move slowly so they do not need much space to live or to stay as compared to adult chameleons, so get an appropriate for these baby chameleons and they do not need much large spaces.
The baby chameleons need to have high humidity in order to survive, otherwise they will start getting sick and also there will be a chance of respiratory infection to develop which can be very deadly for them so they need high humidity. For this you need to do regular misting inside the tank or bring the humidifiers to maintain the high humidity levels in their enclosures.
Also keep more and more water inside the tank of the baby chameleons and also do lots of spraying inside the tank. It is recommended to keep the relative humidity at 60% for the baby chameleons and it should not cross more than 75%, so be careful with the humidity level inside the tanks of the baby chameleons and they need humidity level higher than the adult chameleons.
The baby chameleons need appropriate lightings in their enclosures like the adults do. They need a consistent UVB source for the survival and you can get the best UVB lights for that purpose. The UVB helps them to provide them with Vitamin D3 which further leads to absorption of calcium that is quite essential for their body and it prevents them from metabolic bone disease and that is why UVB lighting is important for the baby chameleons.
So you need to install the UVB bulbs in their enclosure and keep these lights on for at least 12 hours per day and after that turn these lights off. Do not forget to turn these light off as it is important to simulate the day-night cycle and also their bodies need rest.
The baby chameleons requires insects but you need to make sure that the insect should not be larger than the baby chameleon and the best option for them is the pinhead crickets and the hydei fruit flies.
The baby chameleons should be fed at least twice in a day and also the calcium dusting should be supplemented in their diet. Feed them with lots of insects at the same time and they will stop eating whenever they will be full.
The enclosure decorative plants
The baby chameleons also needs various things or decorative plants inside their enclosure to climb or to hide like the adult chameleons. You can use plants in order to give the resemblance to their natural habitat and you can use the mixture of both live and fake plants. You should also provide spaces or to be precise the horizontal spaces so that the baby chameleons can rest peacefully while hiding under the plants.
As we know that the chameleons are territorial in nature and they like to own their space so it is not recommended to keep more than one adult chameleon in a single enclosure because they can attack each other.
Though they will not create any problem or they will not attack the baby chameleon but once they will be 3 months old it is better to remove them from the same enclosure to the new one for their safety. So be careful about the cohabitation of the baby chameleon and there is no harm caused to them inside the enclosures by the adult chameleons and do not be careless in such situations.
These all aspects needs to be take care if you want to take care of the baby chameleon and to provide them with a happy and healthy life and be sure about every aspect and do not be careless with your baby chameleon as this can be fatal to their life.
As we know that the baby chameleons are very sensitive and they need lots of care and attention of their owners so we need to be sensitive towards their needs and not be careless with them as this may cost us the life of the baby chameleon.
The baby chameleon do not have mother to take care of them so they cannot rely on its mother as they lay eggs and do not return ever to see its baby again. It clearly becomes the duty of the owner of the baby chameleon to take care of them and provide them with everything they want so that they do not get sick and stay happy and live a healthy life.
The owner should know about everything that is essential for their baby chameleon to survive and also enjoy the process of taking care of them and raising them into the adult chameleons. This is a unique experience and you should enjoy every bit of this process.