Welcome to SA Chameleons

SA Chameleons provides the information you need to give the best possible care for your chameleons – no matter where you live.

Tamatave Red Panther chameleon
Tamatave Red Panther Chameleon

That makes this site unique. The information found here is for chameleon keepers around the world. It is not focussed solely on Europe and the US. It is the only site to provide details on keeping chameleons in South Africa and Malaysia, as well as other tropical/sub-tropical countries.

Take your time to explore. Use the navigation bar. If you need any information that’s not here, please let me know.

Amazing creatures

Chameleons are fascinating and amazing creatures, always popular with anyone who sees them.

If the correct conditions are provided, chameleons are not difficult to keep. Unfortunately, some species such as the Meller’s Chameleon have gained a bad name.  This is often due to the quality of the animals after they have been smuggled into the country.  And, sadly, not all pet shops provide the correct information.

If you buy a captive-bred animal from a reliable source and give it the right conditions your chameleon should live for many years.

Please look at the navigation bar under Chameleon Care for frequently asked questions, information about care in specific countries, incubation and more.

Panther, Carpet and Veiled chameleons each have a charm of their own. Care pages for these species are found under Chameleon Species or you can go directly from these links:

On this website is information about many different aspects of chameleon care from housing to UV lights, and from water requirements to breeding insects to provide them with a varied diet.

Please use the navigation links to explore the site. Let me know if there is something you want me to add. All comments and suggestions are welcome.

One of my chameleons shooting prey
Chameleon shooting prey

The SA originally stood for South Africa. After my move to Malaysia, it also stands for Shah Alam, the city nearest to where I now live. But don’t let the name worry you – these awesome reptiles have the same basic requirements wherever you live.