||Eighteen months old|
||Gull Lake, Michigan, USA|
Cobalt- An Ambanja/Nosy be cross Panther chameleon. "Ambanja" and
"Nosy be" are some of the names of different color variations of
chameleons, formally known as 'locales'. Cobalt is an insectivore,
Primarily feeding on Crickets, Silkworms, Roaches, Waxworms,
Butterworms, and Superworms.
Panther Chameleons, and chameleons in general, are a more difficult
species of reptile to care for and maintain - definitely not for the
beginner! They require a large screened-in enclosure, UVB lights to
imitate natural sunlight, heat lamps, automated misting machine or
humidifier, and the list continues and continues on.
Cobalt is a very funny creature, his ancestors originating from
Madagascar. He has eye turrets that allow him to turn his eyes two
separate directions at the same time, a prehensile tail, ability to
change color (although they cannot match the color of their surroundings
- That's a myth.) 'V' shaped feet for gripping onto branches, and a
tongue twice the length of his body to snap insects up with.
In the summertime I take him outside to his outdoor enclosure, where he
basks in the sunlight, and absolutely loves it! He is a very friendly
chameleon, but like all chameleons, too much handling can stress him
out. I have had him since he was a juvenile, and now he is a mature
Cobalt is a great addition to our family, and we love him so much. Even
though he requires alot to keep him happy, it's all worth it!