How Long Do Chameleons Live?


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Chameleons usually live two to three years in the wild. However, the life span of a captive chameleon can range between three and 10 years. Some species are reported to be capable of living upwards of 20 years.

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How Long Do Chameleons Live?
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Larger species of chameleons tend to live longer than smaller species. Gender also influences the life span of a chameleon. To get the most longevity out of a pet chameleon, owners should start with a captive-bred juvenile, and be sure to provide proper lighting, plenty of fresh water and a balanced diet. For example, a male veiled chameleon is an excellent pet for beginners.

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