||Three months old|
||Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA|
is my veiled chameleon "Tweeky D." He is very sociable and every
morning climbs down from his sleeping perch to the place he knows I will
dump in a few crickets. He drinks and eats out of my hand. Apparently he
doesn't mind being handled for short periods of time. All I do is stick
my hand in the cage and he eagerly climbs aboard. That is because he
knows I am going to take him for a walk in the garden, where he can be
blown around by the breeze and stalk insects.
Tweeky simply just rocks. I can't wait for him to achieve adult colors.
He is 8" long and beginning to show traces of light blue to bluish
green. He also has the diamond color pattern along the back that all the
juvenile veiled seem to have and display when they are excited. In the
mornings he will sometimes sport a brown color and start yawning,
presumably because he doesn't like being woke up. He also will flatten
out and turn side ways to the sunlight, showing brown with orange spots.
This brown I suppose is for better heat absorption. At night when he is
on his sleeping branch he is a light lime green. That color shows he is
very content. It is nice to see him like that - on his branch with a
tummy full of crickets and a nice light green color with a few scattered
He is really very amiable. They say not to handle chameleons, that they
are for viewing only. Tweeky, however likes to climb all over me while
I am on the computer. He is definitely a social chameleon!