Chameleon Minuta

The name Godfather was "awarded" to me independently many times over years from both breeders as well as scientists...
I use it as a light metaphoric expression depicting my mission: caring for chameleons, protecting them and making their lives in captivity better... In parallell, I was the one who introduced the Yemen chameleon (and several other species) on a wide scale into captivity, so, I feel responsible for them, as most of the captive Yemen chameleons are the descendants of my original breeding stock. There is no other meaning in the name Godfather, it expresses humility and responsibility, not pride. 

Playing with black light while taking photos of chameleons delivers some
unnatural but esthetically very impressive patterns and colorations... 


To hatch, the young chameleon needs to cut the egg shell to be able to get out of the egg. It is a very sharp microscopical structure sized even just for cutting the egg shell... It falls off after the hatch.
It very rare to record it, this is one of the rare occasions to see it...

Trioceros fuelleborni is quite rarely seen nowadays in captivity as Tamzania banned all
Exports if wildlife years ago.
The more, the a solute cuteness of babies born in captivity is even more valuable in F5... 

Unbeatable Occipital Flaps

The socotran Monk Chameleon, Chamaeleo monachus using the occipital flaps for intimidation of another male, predator and imposing a female

Trioceros deremensis from Tanzania is a majestic species... 

Kinyongia matschiei, a Monky Tail Chameleon

One of the fantastic creatures from Tanzania with an extremely long tail, which is actually typical for all representatives of the genus Kinyongia... 

Got bitten by a wild chameleon?
Well, they do habe sharp teeth
Well, they fight for their life
Just be careful and do not harm yiurself
And do not harm the chameleon :-) 

The Rhinoceros Chameleon, Furcifer rhinoceratus, Ankarafantsika, W Madagascar.
The Responsible Herpetoculture Project of BION Terrarium Centre.

First translucent Panther Chameleon in history... 

REAL ANKIFY Panther Chameleons...

Especially last time, as Ankify, Ambanja Panthers are very often mislabelled. This leads to genetic pollution and damage of pure breeding lines. 1
Enjoy few pics of real Ankify Panthers photographed.
In the wild... 

Fantastic Florida Wild Feral Yemen Chameleons

The amazing beauty of chameleon tails... 

Chamaeleo monachus from the Island of the Dragonblodtree: Socotra
This beauty is extremely rare and has been reproduced in captivity only once...

Nothing is more exciting and gentle and fascinating and cute and positive than a new life emerging... 

Trioceros tempeli, one of the really spectacular species from Tanzania wears a unique double gular crest... 

A bite from a wild chameleon can be quite painful 🙂 Chameleo monachus, Socotra 

The Socotra, an island of unbelieveable beauty and uniquenness is home to many plant and animal species, Found nowhere else in the world.
It is also home of a unique chameleon species, reaching almost 50cm in total length
Chamaeleo monachus, the Monk chameleon. 

The giant chameleon, Furcifer oustaleti just few kilometers from Antananarivo.
The Responsible Herpetoculture Project of BION Terrarium Centre.

My birthday present 1: an awesome Furcifer pardalis from Ankaramy.
The Responsible Herpetoculture Project of BION Terrarium Centre.

Ambanja Panther Chameleon in the wild

Furcifer pardalis, Ambilobe
A very colorful morph from NW Msdagascar 

The Lichtenstein Post has issued a new postal stamp depicting Chamaeleo monachus from Socotra. The pic originates from our expedition to Socotra in October 2019. :-)

Trioceros Jacksonii Xantholophus "Three-Horned" Female

While in this form the females appear hornless, in some specimens we can find tiny pointed scales exactly at places, where in males, mighty three horns grow...

How a perfectly shaped casque should look like in Yemen Chameleons?
1. Straight or only slightly bent
2. Thin, not puffy

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The colorful Jackson's Chameleon from Machakos, Central Kenya 

It would be maybe useful to know how a typical T. hoehnelii biotope looks like...
Central Kenya, 2500m a.s.l. 

Why It Is NOT Good To Transport Chameleon In Cotton Bags

There are many risks of transporting chameoens bags, everyone should absconding from doing so the most important argument are the bad, often unsealable injuries of the mouth tip, resulting in stress, refusal to eat, often in mouth rot and subsequent death.

Fog hydrating of chameleons in Morocco. The atlantic coast is quite mild in climate and the fog hydrates the chameleons here...

How do the real NosyBe Panther chameleons, Furcifer pardalis look like in reality?
There are true blue Nosy Be panthers considered the natural and most desired color form from this island. The fact is, they are quite variable and the blue phase is peesent but quite rare and not only one...
Enjoy a little selection.

Furcifer oustaleti, Ankarafantsika, Madagascar 

My birthday present 2: an awesome Furcifer pardalis from Ambanja
The Responsible Herpetoculture Project of BION Terrarium Centre

Males od Ambilobe Panther Chameleons are real jewels... 

Calumma lionotum from Montaigne de Ambre, NW Madagascar is a locally abundant, though quite rare chameleon species with well developped sexual dimorphism... Despite of tiny size and graceful appearance, they live at considerably high altitude around 1000m a.s.l. in quite cold, foggy&misty and windy biotopes. 

Winner: Colorful
Loser: Black

Males of the Johnston's Chameleon may fight: the result is visible notnin blood and scars but in colors...