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.


  • Chameleon Tongue Issues with Dr. Rob Coke

    01/05/2020 Duration: 31min

    Chameleons have amazing tongues and sometimes things go wrong. Today, Dr. Rob Coke joins me to discuss what these issues could be.

  • Sweet Pea, MBD, and the Will to Live

    24/04/2020 Duration: 01h04min

    Sweet Pea is a Veiled Chameleon with severe MBD. Through the dedication of Marianna Bolin, she was given a second chance for life. Today's message is for anyone who is caring for a chameleon with MBD. There are no sure things, but there is hope.

  • Your Chameleon's Sanctuary

    21/04/2020 Duration: 11min

    Today I touch on a couple topics. I talk about the difficulty in beginners getting the right information, I revisit the Plants Alive! challenge, and I encourage us to see our cage as a sanctuary. I also announce that this will be the last daily episode of a chameleon keeper in self-imposed isolation. It has been a thrilling run of over one month of daily episodes! I will be going back to the week format where an episode is released every Friday.

  • Mandevilla & Chameleon Psychology

    20/04/2020 Duration: 15min

    Today I talk about upending the natural order by bringing outdoor vines into my chameleon cage and I discuss using psychological tricks to get better mating response in chameleons.

  • Books for your Chameleon Library

    19/04/2020 Duration: 15min

    Books are special, and today I review the books that, even with all the information on the internet, I still reference on a regular basis. These titles make a great addition to your personal chameleon library.

  • Weekend Chameleon Thoughts

    18/04/2020 Duration: 10min

    Today I reflect on random weekend chameleon thoughts and talk about what a typical Saturday looks like for me.

  • Silkworms with Susan Marquardt

    17/04/2020 Duration: 23min

    Silkworms are a nutritious and highly prized chameleon feeder. Today, Susan Marquardt of BeastMode Silkworms shares with us a little about the silkworm and how we can breed them ourselves!

  • Chameleon Old Timers & Mentors

    16/04/2020 Duration: 19min

    There is enormous insight the is quietly moving about in our experienced community - often outside the digital spotlight. And if you can find an old time chameleon mentor it is well worth striking a friendship. Today I share a story about my chameleon world mentor that formed so much of what I am today.

  • Chameleon Egg Diapause Experiments with Frank Payne

    15/04/2020 Duration: 17min

    Chameleon breeder Frank Payne joins me and shares his initial results from diapause experiments he is running on chameleon eggs. Diapause is the cooling period during incubation and Frank shares what could become a valuable tool for breeders to control the hatching time.

  • Jackson's Chameleon Care Summary

    14/04/2020 Duration: 18min

    Today I go over the basic panther chameleon care summary in audio format! Go to for the full details!

  • Panther Chameleon Care Summary

    13/04/2020 Duration: 14min

    Today I go over the basic panther chameleon care summary in audio format! Go to for the full details!

  • Veiled Chameleon Care Summary

    12/04/2020 Duration: 13min

    Today I do an audio review of the Veiled Chameleon Care Summary from the Chameleon Academy website.

  • Five Chameleon Community Transitions

    11/04/2020 Duration: 27min

    Through the Chameleon Academy I am pushing our chameleon husbandry forward and with that comes a number of transitions. Today I discuss the top five husbandry transitions we are in the middle of right now.

  • Vitamin Imbalance in Chameleons

    10/04/2020 Duration: 01h46s

    Today Dr. Rob Coke, Head of Veterinary Care at the San Antonio Zoo, comes on and helps expose us to vitamins A and D3 and the signs of overdose and deficiency.

  • What Sunken-In Chameleon Eyes Mean

    09/04/2020 Duration: 13min

    Chameleon eyes are a great resource for us gauging the health status of our chameleons. Sunken eyes are a huge red flag and the chameleon needs immediate attention. But what kind of attention is needed? Yes, we need to figure out what it means! And today I discuss possibilities.

  • What Closed Chameleon Eyes Mean

    08/04/2020 Duration: 20min

    The chameleon's eyes are one of the most significant gauges of chameleon health - both physical and emotional. Today I discuss what closed eyes can mean.

  • What a Gaping Chameleon Means

    07/04/2020 Duration: 23min

    When we are trying to figure out what is happening with a chameleon remotely (over social media) we need to ask important questions. Today I go over what to ask if some one has a chameleon that is gaping. It can mean many things and it is our job to come to the correct conclusion!

  • Female Veiled Chameleon Feeding

    06/04/2020 Duration: 13min

    We are making progress in our drive to determine the feeding schedule and husbandry to maintain healthy female veiled chameleons through their lives - especially including egg laying. By controlling their diet and conditions we can reign in their body's enthusiasm for making eggs. By providing greater than ideal conditions their body creates more eggs than are healthy. Today I share progress made by Mari Joki from Finland.

  • Spring and outdoor chameleon basking

    05/04/2020 Duration: 10min

    The seasons are warming up for those of us in the Northern hemisphere and it is time to think about getting your chameleon some natural sunlight. I share some experience and advice to have that happen safely.

  • Crossbreeding Chameleons - should we?

    04/04/2020 Duration: 14min

    There are a number of issues to consider when answering the question about crossbreeding in the chameleon world. There are many strong opinions out there. I give my opinion, but also present the consideration so you can make your own decision.

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