CHAMELEONOLOGY: 

Chameleon Life History...


Chameleon skin is not penetrable by water. This unique trait is advantageous in regions with minimal rainfall as it helps chameleons prevent water loss. By effectively isolating water from their skin, chameleons can conserve precious hydration in arid environments where water sources are scarce. This adaptation enables them to thrive in habitats...

The golden rule of handling chameleins sounds: never handle a chameleon unless absolutely necessary.

Chamaeleo calcarifer was described by Peters in 1870 as Chamaeleo calcaratus and the type locality was erroneously given as Bembatuka [= Bombetoka] (in error for Arabian Peninsula; probably near Aden, Yemen).

There is a cute story about the recently deceased Queeen Elizabeth II: she had a pet chameleon when young…

Discoloration

29/04/2024

A discoloration in a wild female of Furcifer pardalis from N of Ambilobe, Madagascar was observed in December 2019.🙂

The UV light is a very important factor for the chameleons, being of vital and lethal significance for them. It helps them to survive and kills them at same time. Learn more about UV light in the wide context of chameleon life on this video:

Follow me on a trip to southern Turkey to see chameleons in their natural biotope and explore with me their association with water bodies, fog and dew…

There is a myth about Arabian Chameleons (Chamaeleo arabicus) from Oman, saying that populations east of Salalah live on the ground, are colored dark brown to black, never changing to yellow and green...

Reptile keeping is fraught with challenges, over the years many of these have been overcome by the inclusion of new products to aid in providing better welfare to our animals...

Fantastic adventure to find them and observe their life story even in a country that turned almost all coastline to a beach/hotel/holiday stripe emarginated by destroyed and modified biotopes...

Humans and chameleons have much in common. Especially those of us who like them and keep them and/or study them.

The Yemen Chameleon (Veiled Chameleon) is one of the most popular chameleon species in captivity today. Yet it is one of the mostly misunderstood and miss handled a Chameleons in captivity. Let us please finally understand it's climatic requirements to make them comfortable and thriving in captivity and not suffering...

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