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UPDATED 5th August 2004


This site is being built by Martin Spicer and Rob Lane. Please bear with us whilst we put together this website. When finished it will be a comprehensive guide to keeping certain species of Chameleons in the UK.

Over the years we have kept Chameleons we noticed that some things in books and on other web sites did not work particularly well for us. We noted that all these books and sites were based on care in the United States. We set out to find methods that consistently worked for us in the UK and have documented them here.One thing we have learned is there are several ways to keep chameleons successfully. To avoid confusion or conflicting opinions we have only referred to set up's etc that have resulted in our own repeated breeding successes. Our aim is to show people that this species of lizard is not as hard to keep as some may think and therefore share our love for these beautiful and unique reptiles.


Species we have kept and bred on more than one occasion are:

Panther Chameleon - Furcifer pardalis
Carpet Chameleon - Furcifer lateralis

Veiled or Yemen Chameleon - Chamaeleo calyptratus

Jacksons Chameleon - Chamaeleo (Trioceros) jacksonii xantolophus
Meru Jackson Chameleon - Chamaeleo (Trioceros) jacksonii merumontanus
Elliots Chameleon - Chamaeleo (Trioceros) ellioti
Side Striped or Two-Lined Chameleon - Chamaeleo (Trioceros) bitaeniatus
Werner's Chameleon - Chamaeleo (Trioceros) werneri

Fischer's or Eastern Usambara Chameleon - Chamaeleo fischeri multituberculatum

Bearded Pygmy Chameleon - Rhampholeon brevicaudatus

Thiel's Pygmy Chameleon - Brookesia thieli


Species we have had experience with but not yet bred or bred with any regularity are:

Four-horned or Cameroon Bearded Chameleon - Chamaeleo (Trioceros) quadricornis
Flapjack or Poroto Mountain 3-horned Chameleon - Chamaeleo (Trioceros) fuelleborni
High Casqued or Helmeted Chameleon - Chamaeleo (Trioceros) hoehnelii

Decary's Pygmy Chameleon - Brookesia decaryi

Oustalet's or Malagasy Giant Chameleon - Furcifer oustaleti

Giant Spiny or Warty Chameleon - Furcifer verrucosus


Hopefully the list will continue to grow.

We will also include other chameleon keepers and breeders experiences with other species which they have worked with.

We hope you enjoy the website and find useful information on caring for your facinating chameleon.

Martin Spicer and Rob Lane
(Founders of Ukchameleons.co.uk)

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