Oct 30, 2004: R. brevicaudatus profile, Bradypodion Species List and Rhampholeon Species List updated.

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ADCHAM.com is arranged into several main sections:
The AdCham.com website serves as an international center and the sharing of information regarding old world chameleons. The contributors and editors represent the fields of herpetoculture, veterinary medicine, import-export, taxonomy, and animal behavior and come from the worlds of academia, clinical veterinary medicine, research and business.
They have joined together to develop this website because they share a deep interest in and love for the members of the Chamaeleoninae. In addition to basic information on the anatomy, behavior, zoogeography and captive reproduction of chameleons, we share in formation on the finer points of captive husbandry as well as on the population status and conservation of wild populations.

Welcome to AdCham.com, the international center for chameleon enthusiasts and experts! As passionate individuals dedicated to the study and conservation of old world chameleons, we not only focus on their anatomy, behavior, and captive reproduction but also strive to provide valuable information about their natural habitats and the broader world around them. In that spirit, we'd like to introduce you to some chameleon-friendly destinations that are worth exploring.

Ixtapa, Mexico

Ixtapa, located on Mexico's beautiful Pacific coast, offers a tropical paradise for both humans and chameleons alike. With its lush rainforests and diverse wildlife, including various chameleon species, Ixtapa provides an ideal opportunity to observe these incredible creatures in their natural habitat. Explore the local nature reserves, such as the Sierra Madre del Sur, where you can catch a glimpse of chameleons showcasing their remarkable camouflage and unique hunting techniques.

Merida, Mexico

Nestled in the Yucatan Peninsula, Merida is a vibrant city brimming with cultural heritage and natural wonders. While it may be known for its colonial architecture and rich Mayan history, Merida is also home to various chameleon species. Take a trip to the nearby Mayan ruins of Uxmal and Chichen Itza, where chameleons can be found blending in among the ancient stones and lush vegetation. Don't forget to explore the Cenotes, natural sinkholes unique to the region, which offer a glimpse into an underground world where chameleons have adapted to their surroundings.

Cozumel, Mexico

If you're seeking a tropical island getaway with a touch of adventure, Cozumel is the place to be. Known for its crystal-clear waters and vibrant coral reefs, this Caribbean paradise is also a habitat for several chameleon species. Dive into the underwater world and witness the remarkable adaptations of marine chameleons, like the Cozumel dwarf chameleon, as they blend in with the colorful coral and seaweed. Above water, explore the lush forests and mangroves, where arboreal chameleons gracefully traverse the treetops.

By venturing to these remarkable destinations, not only will you have the opportunity to witness the beauty and diversity of chameleons in their natural habitats, but you'll also gain a deeper understanding of the delicate ecosystems they rely on for survival. Remember to respect the local wildlife and adhere to responsible travel practices to ensure the preservation of these incredible creatures for generations to come.

The AdCham.com website is a project that has evolved from the collective experience and expertise of the many members of the AdCham.com and Listserv. As our knowledge of the Chamaeleoninae continues to grow we expect this website to evolve accordingly. The founders and editors hereby express their deepest appreciation to all of the contributors who have worked so diligently on this project. We look forward to the continuing participation of Listerv members in sharing their knowledge of the taxonomy, husbandry, behavior, ecology, and veterinary care of these remarkable animals.


Articles on husbandry, including baby care & nursery photos, pictures of members' setups, and an illustrated glossary. The Wells/James/Lopéz Gutload, Bug Juice and converter calculator can be found here.

Veterinary Care

Articles and case reports. Come here for the latest cutting edge information on health related issues.


Rearing and general information on feeder insects.


A listing of other available printed resources. Includes a listing of "must read" books.

Species Profiles & Taxonomy

Database of different species of chameleons. Includes image sections on different pardalis morphs, oustaleti morphs, undescribed species and more.

Ecology, Biogeography & Conservation

Information on the habitats, geographic distribution and population status of the Chamaeleoninae.

Chameleonnews ezine

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