Chameleon eggs ready to hatch
Chameleon eggs ready to hatch
 
 
A chameleon's eye
A chameleon's eye
 
 
A chameleon catching food
A chameleon catching food
 
 
Changing colors to hide
Changing colors to hide
 
 
Changing colors to find food
Changing colors to find food
 
 
Changing colors to show emotions
Changing colors to show emotions
 
Pet Chameleon
Topic(s):   Pets
Quick Facts
Type of Animal reptile
Habitat warm and moist cage
Diet crickets, insects, meal worm
Male male
Female female
Baby baby
Group lounge

Chameleon means earth lion. A chameleon is a type of lizard. It is an interesting pet to own. A chameleon may live from three to ten years. It is usually kept in a wire cage. The wire cage should have lots of leaves and branches for the chameleon to climb.

A chameleon does not have ears. Instead, a chameleon uses its eyes. It can see all the way around its head. This lizard can also see different kinds of light.

A chameleon can change its color. The colors of a chameleon include yellow, black, and blue. A chameleon can be green, brown, and even pink. This lizard will change its color to help hide from danger. A chameleon may change its color when other chameleons are around. It will change colors to show how it feels. A chameleon will turn dark when it is upset. It may turn yellow when it is too hot.

A chameleon has a very long tongue. This lizard pushes out its tongue to catch food. The tip of its tongue is thick. It forms a suction cup that sticks to the food. You should feed the chameleon live insects and worms. A chameleon does not like to drink water from a bowl. It will drink water through a drip bottle.

Resource information

The Chameleon Enthusiast. (2010). Fast Facts. Retrieved from http://webhome.idirect.com/~chameleon/owners/chapter6-sub1.html

Cornett, Brandon. (2009). The Chamaeleonidae Family. Retrieved from http://www.reptileknowledge.com/squamata/chamaeleonidae.php

Luecht, Christopher. (2001-2010). Chameleon FAQ. Retrieved from http://www.animalsites.com/articles.asp?articleid=17164

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