Chameleon Academy Contributions
Bill Strand is one of the most influential and most stable stars of the Chameleonoculture education in the United States. His famous Chameleon Breeder's Podcasts has been recently modified to Chameleon Academy, continuing the highly acknowledgeable, meaningful, necessary and extremely successful work on improving the captive conditions of chameleons in the US and worldwide. I'm proud to call Bill a friend, we have published some common publications and done some important community work together in mutual cooperation and support. I'm privileged and honored to have been invited by Bill to contribute to his Axademy and share some knowledge, ideas, projects and observations from the wild and from captivity. Wish Bill success with his great Project of Chameleon Academy and enjoy his teaching on the website Chameleonacademy.com and using the same named app available in the Applestore.
Episode 159: Of The Chameleon Academy Is Dealing With Nighttime Temperature Drops
Nighttime drops are an important part of chameleon husbandry. Today, I talk with Petr Necas about understanding why they are important and what they mean for us providing the best captive care possible.
Episode 108: Meller's Chameleons Part 1
One of the most impressive of chameleons is the Meller's Chameleon. Trioceros melleri is the largest of the African chameleons. With recent captive hatched specimens available in the US, Canada, and Europe more keepers have access to this special species. But there are extra preparations necessary to keep them healthy. Today I start the discussion with the top breeders of Trioceros melleri who have graciously agreed to share with you their methods for success.
Episode 100: Challenging Ourselves and Growing in Chameleon Knowledge
It has been quite a ride so far and we have learned so much in the process. These last years have been an incredible growth period for me. And growth means you have to constantly challenge an re-evaluate what you think you know. If there are holes in the story you hold on to or leaps of logic that are trying too hard then a good challenge will flush those out! Today I look back on the challenges that I have done for myself. I re-evaluate my stance on water and hydration being used to wash out chameleon eyes. I then talk about the challenges we have with Vitamin A and working with the influx of new keepers into the chameleon community. The community is shifting away from taking pride in research to demanding quick answers. How will we answer the challenge of simplifying a complex concept? Well, this all is why the next 100 episodes will be packed full!
Episode 92: Veiled Chameleon Feeding
Food and water fuel living creatures. Understanding the right fuel for your chameleon is critical to their health. Today we explore the diet of the Veiled Chameleon in the wild and how we can feed them a healthy diet in captivity.
Episode 91: Veiled Chameleon Lighting
Chameleons are energized from the sun. To keep them in captivity we must replicate the sun's light, warmth, and UVB. Today we talk about what Veiled chameleons need from their light source.
Episode 90: Veiled Chameleon Husbandry - Natural Environment & Cage
Episode 89: Naturalistic Hydration for Chameleons
Episode 88: Veiled Chameleons in Florida
Episode 87: History of the Veiled Chameleon in Captivity
Veiled chameleons seem to be everywhere you would expect to find a pet chameleon and some places you wouldn't. but it wasn't always this way. Today I explore the origins of the veiled chameleon in captivity. Join me as I speak to the people who brought this chameleon to us! In the podcast we heard from Ron Tremper and the courtyard he kept his veilds in. This is it!
Episode 86: Veiled Chameleon Taxonomy and Ecology
Chamaeleo calyptratus, the veiled chameleon - this gorgeous and hardy chameleon is many people's introduction to the fascinating world of chameleons. In this podcast series we explore their history, ecology, and husbandry. Today we learn about the taxonomy and where they are from.