Interesting Facts About Chameleons That Will Brighten Your Day

Chameleons are reptiles that many people can recognize for changing its color. Chameleons can grow up to 27 inches (or 69.5 cm) long, yet can also be as small as 0.5 inches (or 1.6 cm) and are frequently adopted into homes.

These amazing reptiles are frequently found in rainforests and can range their area from the sky to the ground. They have even been giving a loving title "the lion of the ground."

These lizards may be charming to look at, but don't be too fooled, these guys are tough, and they aren't afraid to let you know this.

Take a look at these interesting facts about the Lion of the Ground themselves, the chamaeleón; enjoy:

Chameleons Do Not Change Colors To Blend In:

Chameleon Color

It is a popular belief that chameleons change their colors to blend in with their environment. That is not true; chameleons change their colors as either a way of communication or, impressively, to control its own body temperature.

When their skin turns a lighter color, their body is able to cool itself down, vice versa with warmer tones and its skin heating up. Chameleons, not being one only to let their emotions play a role in their mannerisms, but they also show it on their skin as well. If chameleons are angry or feeling threatened, they will ward off anyone they feel threatened by with a bright yellow tone.

On the other hand, when the chameleons are ready to mate, that can also give off a different color in order to tell all chameleons around them just what they are thinking of.

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