The Pros and Cons
- Some chameleons love
to drink out of ponds if there are air bubbles (created by an air
pump, costing under $10!). Without air bubbles chances are a chameleon
will not respond to still water.
- They are esthetically
- If you do have a pond,
make sure it is swallow to prevent your chameleon from drowning. I
suggest gluing a couple of thin sticks across the pond to give your
chameleon something to grab onto, making it easier to get out of AND
placing a large rock in the pond.
- A pond develops a slimy
ring very quickly and if it is not cleaned regularly it can become
- Difficult to change water
if it's connected to a "reptile hammock" (popular type of
- Bugs drowned daily.
- Chameleons tend to go
to the bathroom in water.
- The air pump can be quite
loud, air stones must be changes monthly (they dissolve and get clogged
- There is a risk of your
chameleon drowning. Do not use a pond if you have a weak chameleon,
as it may not be able to pull itself out of the water if it accidentally
- For some reason my chameleons
always got very relaxed in the ponds, and I caught one of mine so
relaxed, that his head was submerged, and eyes closed! Luckily I was
there to pull them to safety.