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Hibernating Chameleons?

Do chameleons hibernate during the winter?

Chameleon Lizard With Long Nails
The Painted Turtle
The Solomons Wedge Skink

Do Chameleons hibernate during winter?

Chameleons come from areas where the climate is tropical or sub-tropical, so they should not hibernate. That is why it is important to provide chameleons with the proper daytime and nighttime temperatures year round. If housed in too cold an environment, they may become very sluggish, but this is not advised and should not be encouraged.


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For every herp, there is a POTZ, or preferred optimal temperature zone, and it is up to us to find out what that is and then to provide it for them.