Tuesday, December 6

Facts about Chameleons

Chameleon Facts

Have you ever seen a Chameleon before? Did you know that Chameleons are a type of lizard? They are a pretty cool hot-blooded reptile. Chameleons come in many different sizes, shapes, and colors. Chameleons are capable of changing their skin color. They don’t necessarily change their skin color to blend in though. They change their skin color for many reasons such as to maintain a proper body temperature and to communicate. Chameleons are colorful and unique! If you would like to learn more cool facts about Chameleons continue reading on.


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Quick facts about Chameleons:

1. Chameleons are cold-blooded reptiles. There are more than 145 species of Chameleons. Here is a list of some of the different types:

  • Common chameleons
  • Cape dwarf chameleons
  • Chapman's pygmy
  • Graceful chameleon
  • Jeweled chameleon
  • Parson's chameleon
  • Panther chameleon
  • Veiled chameleon

2. Most chameleons are omnivores (insectivores). Chameleons eat insects like grasshoppers, crickets, worms, and various other insects. Some chameleons eat plant vegetation.

3. The Parson's chameleon is the largest of the chameleons. Depending on the gender they can grow to about 28 inches long and weigh as much as two pounds (2lbs).

4. The Brookesia nana is the smallest of the chameleons. It was discovered in 2021 by German researchers. Depending on the gender it can grow to be about an inch long. It can't weigh much because it is very tiny. It could possibly be the smallest reptile in the world.

5. The Chapman's pygmy is one of the rarest chameleons in the world. They are very tiny but not as small as the Brookesia nana.

6. Chameleons are diurnal. Diurnal means they are mostly active during daytime hours.

7. Most chameleons are arboreal. Arboreal means they prefer to live in trees. Not all chameleons prefer to live in trees though, some like to live on the forest/desert floor.

8. Chameleons live in the rain forest and places that have high temperatures like the desert. Most chameleons come from Africa and Asia. There are a lot of species of chameleons in Madagascar.


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Books about Chameleons:

1. Chameleons Are Cool by Martin Jenkins

2. Born To Stand Out by Nikki Rogers

3. National Geographic Readers Animals That Change Color by Libby Romero

4. A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni

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Short story alert:

Once upon a time there was a tiny Brookesia nana chameleon. His name was Frankie. He had a friend named Fancy who was a Parson’s chameleon. They lived in a hot forest in Madagascar. Whenever he looked at Fancy, he thought he must be just as big and as colorful as she was and when Fancy looked at him, she thought she must be as small and as beautiful as Frankie was. You see there were no mirrors in the forest where they lived so they could not see what they really looked like. Frankie thought he could do all the things Fancy could do, but he was so small that it took him twice as long to complete such a task as climbing a tree. Fancy thought she could do everything Frankie did but she was too big to fit in the tiny crevices that Frankie could crawl in. They grew together and loved one another and never even knew they were different because when they looked at each other they never seen their self. They just thought they looked like each other. Imagine our world with no mirrors. THE END! By Mimi Jones


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