Chameleon Breeder Podcast With Bill Strand



Welcome to the Chameleon Breeder Podcast, the only podcast dedicated to the art of chameleon keeping and everything that goes with successfully maintaining these amazing creatures.


  • Discussion on Chameleon Behavior

    03/09/2021 Duración: 25min

    Chameleon behavior is a window into what is going on in their lives. It is one of the ways they communicate with us if we have learned the language to hear what they are saying. Today I go over the basics of what behaviors mean. We will talk about the difference between a behavior that is showing an emotional issue and a behavior that is showing a medical condition.

  • Chameleon Behavior as an Early Warning

    20/08/2021 Duración: 24min

    Chameleons have cryptic ways about them. And being mysterious is how they survive. But being cryptic and mysterious also hides illness and that is what we chameleon keepers want to know about right away! Today I talk about the subtle first behavioral warning signs of illness in chameleons.

  • Chameleon Caging Decisions pt 2- Glass Cages

    30/07/2021 Duración: 44min

    Good morning Chameleon Wranglers! Today we are continuing our conversation about chameleon cage type. Today we talk with Dr. Chris Anderson who shares his experiences in a wide range of conditions and why selecting glass sides enclosures was right for him.

  • Chameleon Caging Decisions pt 1- Hybrid

    16/07/2021 Duración: 30min

    Deciding on a cage type for your chameleon can be confusing. You hear that chameleons have to be in screen cages but you have all these advanced users using hybrid or even glass cages. Today I am talking with Jonathan Hill of iPardalis about why he chose to use hybrid caging for his breeding program.

  • Four Pillars for a Strong Reptile Community

    02/07/2021 Duración: 33min

    The reptile community needs to be strong. And to accomplish that we need to be strong in our smaller communities. Whether chameleon, bearded dragon, green tree python, tarantula, or dart frog or all the others we need to maintain a strong specialized community while, at the same time, realizing we are part of a larger national and still larger global community. Today I am going to talk about what it takes for us to make our specialized communities strong.

  • Giving Chameleons Natural Sunlight

    18/06/2021 Duración: 28min

    Summer is approaching and it is time to take advantage of natural sunlight for your chameleons. Today we will talk about take your chameleon outside safely.

  • Chameleon Caresheet Confusion

    04/06/2021 Duración: 29min

    What do you do when the chameleon experts contradict each other? You just want to set up your chameleon right the first time. Why can't anyone agree on how to do it? In this episode I talk about how to reconcile different experts saying different things.

  • Chameleon Cage Shopping List

    15/05/2021 Duración: 39min

    Getting your chameleon cage set-up right from the beginning is critical for your success. It starts with getting the right cage, lighting, and hydration equipment. Today I will lay out the shopping list to prepare for a Chameleon.

  • Panther Chameleon Care Summary

    07/05/2021 Duración: 41min

    This is your audio care guide for Panther Chameleons. Today we will review the entire care summary to get you started on the right foot.

  • Creating a Chameleon Egg Laying Bin

    30/04/2021 Duración: 29min

    I take you along with me as I create an egg laying bin for a rare species of chameleon, Trioceros cristatus. By providing multiple egg laying topographies we can allow her to choose what feels best to her chameleon mind.

  • Choosing Your Panther Chameleon

    23/04/2021 Duración: 34min

    One of the more exciting times in your chameleon keeping life is when you have decided on a Panther Chameleon and now have to choose what locale and which breeder. Today, I talk about the choices and issues you will run into when selecting a Panther Chameleon!

  • Getting a Veiled Chameleon

    09/04/2021 Duración: 19min

    The most common chameleon to be kept is probably the veiled chameleon. But it is one of the most impressive of chameleons. Today I talk about what you should consider when considering a Veiled Chameleon. Considering how wide spread veiled chameleons are one might think there isn’t much to think about when getting one. And, that is why so many people have trouble with Veiled Chameleons! So, this episode is going to parse apart the situation. I would love for people to be able to start off right with this incredible chameleon.

  • Getting a Jackson's Chameleon

    02/04/2021 Duración: 22min

    There are special considerations when buying each species of chameleon. But the Jackson’s Chameleon has more pitfalls than most. Today we will go into what to consider when buying a Jackson’s Chameleon and how to avoid making a mistake that could bring an unwelcome surprise or even heartbreak.

  • Five Most Asked Chameleon Questions

    02/03/2021 Duración: 29min

    In this first episode of season six I answer the five questions most often asked by people interested in becoming chameleon keepers. It is important to understand what a chameleon is like before getting one to ensure that you are the right fit for one. If you are excited to allow your chameleon to be what a chameleon is then this can be the start of a long, enriching experience. So, I explain what a chameleon is to allow you to make an informed decision!

  • Wrapping up the 2020 Chameleon Year

    11/12/2020 Duración: 20min

    We have come to the close of Season five of the Chameleon Academy podcast. In this final episode of the season I am going to review 2020 through the eyes of a chameleon keeper.

  • Transitioning from the Chameleon Kit

    27/11/2020 Duración: 29min

    The ZooMed Chameleon Kit is one of the most common starting points for chameleon keepers. But one soon learns that it must be upgraded. Unfortunately, this isn’t always expected by the new keeper. And it must often be done with an urgency that requires guidance. In today’s episode I review the transition from the Chameleon Kit to the final cage set-up. 

  • Researching Chameleon Species

    22/11/2020 Duración: 23min

    When you step into the chameleon world you find yourself in an immense undiscovered country. You never realized how many species of chameleons there are! So how do you go about learning the species just listed for sale? Today, I take you along with me as I gather information on a rarely available Captive Hatched chameleon species.

  • Keeping Chameleons in Hybrid Cages

    14/11/2020 Duración: 24min

    We hear about screen cages and we hear about glass cages. But what are these hybrid cages? Today I introduce you to the benefits of keeping chameleons in hybrid cages, how to use them, and even how to make your own.

  • Crested Geckos with TikisGeckos

    06/11/2020 Duración: 38min

    Crested geckos are common place pet lizards that are available from private breeders all the way to big box pet stores. They are hardy and so are quite popular. If you work during the day and come home right before your chameleon starts to turn in for the night you might find some enjoyment in this nocturnal gecko who is just getting started when the sun goes down! Today I am joined by David and Manny from TikisGeckos who got their start breeding crested geckos and now run one of the prominent reptile captive breeding facilities.

  • Plant Care Basics with Bonnie Person

    31/10/2020 Duración: 39min

    One of the most important parts of creating a suitable living environment for our chameleons is the plant life we place in their home. Today I am joined by Bonnie Person of Verdant Vivariums and she will be giving us the basics of how to keep plants happy.

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