Panther Chameleons

Back in 2005/2006 my students and I decided to obtain and breed Panther Chameleons (Furcifer pardalis). Our motivation was to make sure that young people could obtain, take care of, and learn from these fascinating animals. The male (green) and female (orange/brown) were obtained from breeders who live and breed Panther Chameleons in Riverside County, California. We did successfully raise and breed the chameleons, but after the pair laid multiple batches of eggs, I grew concerned that not everyone who received the offspring knew how to properly care for them so we decided to not breed them anymore. A key aspect about their care is that they only eat live insects such as silkworms, crickets, praying mantises, cockroaches, etc. It was a great experience that we may return to one day.