Information and Tips
- Even if your chameleon
learns to drink from a rubber eyedropper (found in the reptile dept.),
it will still have the innate desire to lick water droplets from leaves.
- The water you offer your
chameleon should be cool to tepid. We enjoy cold water, but remember,
would your chameleon get cold water in it's natural environment? There
have also been recent studies indicating that you should only offer
your chameleon bottled-water (or boil your own)!
- Chameleons are able to
absorb a small amount of water through their skin. You must however,
mist their environments at least twice daily. Use relatively warm
water to increase humidity. By the time it is diffused into the air,
its quite cool, so don't be afraid to fill your bottle up with "hot"
- Never spray with great
force. Hold the bottle directly over the aquarium and spray lightly,
concentrating on the walls and leaves.
- Always ensure your basking
lamp is turned off or moved away when spritzing. The mist will rise
and can come into contact with the bulb, causing it to explode! Please
try to prevent this as loose glass can injure your chameleon.
- Avoid pools of water
in the enclosure (caused by too much misting or spilt water). It will
cause feeder bugs to die and will become unhygienic.
- Chameleons do absorb
small amounts of water through their noses and skin!
- Mist them directly very
gently to clean their eyes.