Veiled chameleons are native to
Yemen and southern Saudi Arabia, and reside in
an amazing variety of different habitats. As
such, this species is tolerant of temperature
and humidity extremes, which contributes to its
hardiness as a captive.
First and foremost, purchase
only captive born veiled chameleons. Imported
chameleons should be avoided at all costs.
Imports usually carry a large parasite load,
dehydrated and stressed from the importation
process. The veiled chameleon is an impressive
and challenging reptile to keep. Although the
veiled chameleon is among the hardiest of its
genus, it still requires rather specialized care.
Anyone who is considering keeping
veiled or other chameleons should seek out and
read as much of
the available literature as possible before
purchasing the animal, do not purchase and then
to learn all that is required to keep these
animals successfully. Learning what is required
will reduce stress on both the keeper and the