25 Cool Chameleon Facts You’ll Want To Know

Posted by , Updated on March 30, 2017


Known for their bizarre appearance and unique abilities, chameleons are undoubtedly one of the most interesting creatures in the animal kingdom. You probably know they can change their skin color but do you know where chameleons live or how many chameleon species there are? If you want to learn more about these amazing animals including some chameleon facts for kids or if you consider getting yourself a chameleon pet, it’s highly recommended to check out this post with 25 Cool Chameleon Facts You’ll Want To Know.


The world´s smallest chameleon, the leaf chameleon, measures just about 1.6 cm (0.5 in), and it can sit comfortably on the head of a match. It is also one of the smallest vertebrates ever discovered.

chameleonSource: livescience.com

Boasting the most distinctive eyes of any reptile, chameleons have large eyes with a 360-degree arc of vision and can see two directions at once.

chameleonSource: http://twistedsifter.com, image: https://pixabay.com (public domain)

Chameleons also have a very distinctive tongue. Up to 2 times longer than their body, the tongue can be rapidly projected to capture prey.

ChameleonSource: animals-zone.com

Chameleons generally eat insects, but larger species, such as the common chameleon, may also eat other lizards and even birds.

ChameleonSource: usfca.edu via Wikipedia

Chameleons are loners. In fact, most of the time, females don't want males to even come near them. During the rare moments when the female is willing to be touched, the male will approach for mating.

two chameleonsSource: livescience.com, Image: pixabay (public domain)

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