Latin Name: F. pardalis
Male Panther Chameleons go to an average length of around 17 inches (45 cm) with a life span of up to 10 years but the much smaller females tend to have a life span of up to 5 year. Males are also more vibrantly coloured than the females, the different colour patterns being referred to as the “locality” (which part of Madagascar they are from). Females are generally tan and brown in colour with hints of peach and orange. The colour of a chameleon can vary due to it’s mood, temperature and lighting. Panther chameleons are omnivores with the main part of their diet being insects such as locusts, silkworms and cockroaches which should be dusted with a calcium and vitamin supplement a few times a week, they will also eat vegetation. A light mist daily will not only ensure humidity levels are kept stable but a chameleon will lap water droplets from leaves to hydrate themselves. Panther chameleons need a warm basking area of 90 Fahrenheit (32 Celsius) with at least 6% UVB.
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