Biotope vivarium for Yemen chameleon (Chamaeleo calyptratus)

Location
Mountain regions (Mahwit Mountains) of Yemen in the Arab Emirates with an area 203, 850 sq miles and temperature around 86 Fahrenheit.

Vivarium – (L) 800mm x (W) 700mm x (H) 1000mm

Plants
For this biotope vivarium we have chosen the savannah and subtropics plants. Ficus benjamina is native to Hawaii or islands of Southeast Asia not to Yemen district but chameleons love them and they are easy to keep in vivarium so we have decided to use them as well. They can grow to big size.
aren’t coming from Yemen district. Original habitat is Hawaii or islands of the south-east Asia. But I should say that chameleons love them and it’s not hard to keep them in vivarium. They can grow to big size.

  • Aloe vera
  • Aloe reitzii
  • Dracaena marginata
  • Tilandsia cyanea
  • Tilandsia capitata
  • Tilandsia tricolor
  • Ficus benjamina

Interior
Natural background https://www.ddreptiles.co.uk/terrarium/wooden-vivarium
Reptiles Substrate for Tortoises https://www.ddreptiles.co.uk/terrarium/glass-vivarium
KERA-NATUR Natural bowl https://www.ddreptiles.co.uk/kera-natur/bowls/natural-bowls
KERA-NATUR Light shade https://www.ddreptiles.co.uk/kera-natur/light-shade

Lighting
Special Light unit made by us. It’s suitable for two or three T8 18W 600mm tubes. We used only two, one for UVB 5.0 Arcadia and second one for 6500K light tube. It’s perfect for daylight simulation.

Heating
We have a lot of experience with keeping reptiles with classic bulb and never had a problem in our glass vivariums with fire. We used high quality heat resistant cable with ceramic holder so you don’t need a thermostat. Only timer, which will setup right period between day and night. For this vivarium is fine to use classic 100W bulb that is efficient to maintain the optimal temperature.