We have some gorgeous Male Blue Bar Ambilobe Panther Chameleon While we cannot guarantee color, the chameleon purchased would come from Red Body Blue bar parents. Red Body Blue bar ambilobepanther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) is a sub-species of panther chameleon found in the eastern and northern parts of Madagascar in a tropical forest biome. Additionally, it has been introduced to Réunion and Mauritius.
Male Blue Bar Ambilobe Panther Chameleon Appearance
The Ambilobe Panther Chameleon is the most common sub species of panther chameleon partly because it has some outstanding colors and a wide range those colors as well. Either red with blue bar, Green with blue bar, Blue with Red Bar, even whites and yellows are seen in Ambilobe Panther Chameleons. Our ambilobe panther chameleon lines are 100% captive bred and have a variety of KammerFlage as well as Tree Candy and Canvas Chameleon founder lineage.Male Panther Chameleons can grow up to 20 inches (50 cm) in length, with a typical length of around 17 inches (45 cm). Females are generally much smaller, about half the size. Male Panther Chameleons are also much more vibrantly colored than the females.
Coloration varies with location, and the different color patterns of Panther Chameleons are commonly referred to as ‘locales’, which are named after the geographical location in which they are found.
Origin of Blue Bar Ambilobe Panther Chameleon
Panther Chameleons from the areas of Nosy Be, Ankify and Ambanja are typically a vibrant blue, while those from Antsiranana and Sambava are red, green or orange. The areas of Maroantsetra and Tamatave yield primarily red specimens. There are numerous other color phases, and patterns differ between and within regions.
Female Panther Chameleons generally remain tan and brown with hints of pink peach or bright orange, no matter what region they are from, but there are slight differences in patterns and colors among the different color phases.
How to take care of Blue Bar Ambilobe Panther Chameleon
For reptile enthusiasts, particularly chameleon enthusiasts, panther and veiled chameleons make fascinating and rewarding pets. However, they are finicky creatures, who require a precise environment which almost exactly mirrors that of a jungle, and are expensive and time consuming to properly maintain.
They require proper lighting, heating and humidity, as well as a diet that consists of a variety of live insects as well as vitamin and calcium supplementation. Common feeder insects for captive chameleons include crickets, soldier fly larvae, silkworms, hornworms, dubia roaches, mealworms, superworms, waxworms, and butterworms.
When gravid, or carrying eggs, females turn dark brown or black with orange striping to signify to males they have no intention of mating. The exact coloration and pattern of gravid females varies depending on the color phase of the chameleon. This provides a useful way to distinguish between locales.
Myths about Chameleons
It is also a common misconception that chameleons of any kind can change colour to match any colour they are up against. All chameleons have a natural colour range with which they are born and is dictated by their species.
Colour change is, for the most part, subconscious. It is affected by temperature, mood, and light. If, for example, the colour purple is not within the range of colours their particular species can change, then they will never turn purple.
Like most species of chameleons, the Panther Chameleon is very territorial. They spend the majority of their life in isolation, apart from mating sessions. When two males come into contact, they will change color and inflate their bodies, attempting to assert their dominance. Often these battles end at this stage, with the loser retreating, turning drab and dark colors. Occasionally, the displays result in physical combat if neither contender backs down.