It is said that when the wife of bishop of a renowned church heard of Darwin’s discovery that man has monkeys as his ancestor, she exclaimed like this: ‘Monkeys and ancestors to man! Oh God, first, let it not be true; and if it is, let it not be known to people.’ Similar may be the reaction by some, when they come to know that some sorts of cockroaches and Chameleon are pet animals. But as Darwin was true, this is also a true fact that chameleons are pet animals. And surprisingly, chameleons make for a very interesting category of pets. But they are a long term decision on the part of their owners. You may be surprised to know that the average lifespan of a chameleon is 9 years. So, if you are ready for commitment to such a long term relationship, you are most welcome to the world of chameleon.
The following points may help you decide upon the question as well as taking care of the chameleon:
First, buy chameleon from a seller who could answer all your queries properly. Particularly, if you are not clear about its behavior, you may end up in a poor condition. It will neither be justice to the pet, nor to the owner. You need not to be shy or afraid of asking questions about the pet. And if the seller is not able to answer to your queries, you better don’t buy it from him.
You need further to be careful about the housing of the chameleon; you must have ample space for a growing chameleon.
Alongside it, you need to have enough time to take care of your pet. You should be able to ensure proper watering and feeding to the pet.
You should not buy a chameleon that is less than six weeks old. You can ask the age of the chameleon from the breeder, and any reputable seller will be able to tell you that. It is even more important for those who are going to buy a chameleon for the first time.
Chameleons in eyes of some people are not much interactive, but it may particularly be true of wild-caught species; those bred or cross bred are the breeds that are much interactive!