Bill Strand has been keeping and breeding chameleons from childhood. It all started with a passion for dinosaurs and he considers himself lucky that he never grew out of that wonder. He has been a small scale breeder, a large scale breeder, and an educator in the community.
In 2002 he co-founded the Chameleons! eZine at www.Chameleonnews.com and produced 11 issues before passing the reigns on. In 2013 he started the Dragon Strand Chameleon Caging Company (www.dragonstrand.com) to provide cages made for chameleon keepers by chameleon keepers. These cages are made in the US and are constantly being personally tested to ensure they meet the needs of the community. It is here that Bill invented the patent pending Dragon Ledges which allow the mounting of horizontal branches and plants on the side of screen walls.
In 2015 Bill started the Chameleon Breeder Podcast (www.chameleonbreeder.com) which releases a chameleon-centric show every Friday. The show’s motto “Learn. Understand. Pass It On” encapsulates the purpose as we learn about the world through our love for these modern day dragons. This podcast can be found on iTunes, IHeartRadio, Stitcher, online, or its own dedicated iOS app. Chameleon Breeder Podcast was also the winner of The Reptile Report Best Radio Show of the Year for 2016!
He currently resides in California with his wife, Yvette, and two Shiba inus. He and Yvette breed a select group of chameleon species and continue to debate the merits of naming an animal that won’t come when it is called!
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