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The Panther Chameleon is indigenous to the warm and humid coastal lowlands and islands and coastal regions of northern, northwestern, northeastern, and eastern Madagascar. It has also been introduced to Reunion and Mauritius Islands and neighboring islands.
Chameleons do well in a variety of enclosures but prefer at least two sides of screen for ventilation. Enclosures should be decorated with a variety of fake or live plants, vines and sticks for climbing. Panthers need both heat and full spectrum UV. Temperature gradients can range from ambient 70s to 90 degree basking zones.
The Panther Chameleon (furcifer pardalis) comes from Madagascar and is the second most easy to keep chameleon (after the Yemen Veiled Chameleon).
Panther chameleons are oviparous (egg-laying). The eggs take 7 to 9 months to hatch.
Adult males can reach a total length of 21 to 24 inches and a suitable vivarium would ideally measure at least 36" x 24" x 36".
Distribution - Madagascar and surrounding islands.
Habitat — The Panther Chameleon inhabits the warm and humid zones along the coastline of the island as well as some of the interior areas. The main habitat being heavily forested areas.
Adult Size — A male panther can grow to over a foot in length with females reach 2/3rds of the male’s length.
We specialize in breeding and raising Panther Chameleons as well as other species of chameleons.
We have been keeping and breeding chameleons for many years. We have been selling chameleons in the Austin, Texas Metro area for over 5 years.
Chameleons are nothing short of amazing!
With prehensile tails, independently moving eyes, grasping feet, projectile tongues, magnificent coloration and unique personalities . . . what more could you possibly want in a reptile?
This website is for all those interested in the husbandry of chameleons. I am an avid chameleon hobbyist and breeder of Panther Chameleons. I am located out of Hamilton, Ontario Canada and will ship across Canada. For general care information or if you are interested in purchasing a panther chameleon please enter the site for more information.
My Ambilobe panther chameleon, Thaxter (named after mycologist Roland Thaxter, 1858-1932) is nearing a year old now, in mid-May. He is probably 6 inches snout-to-vent length (SVL; i.e., body length minus the tail) - a considerable increase from the two inches he was when I got him August 30, 2005. He is now considered a sub-adult, and will grow a bit larger over the next several months, but his major growth spurt is over