Chameleon Facts: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 2)

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The chameleon is an exotic and beautiful animal that hardly gets the attention it deserves. Today, we discuss even more ways why this reptile is so intriguing.

Number Eight: They can have Calcium Deficiencies. Many reptiles are quite sensitive to their environments, and the chameleon is no different. When these creatures do suffer from this, it can lead to spine and leg deformities. This, however, occurs more in captivity than it does in the wild.

Number Seven: Their Mouths are Susceptible to Infection. Due to their sensitive nature, these reptiles can become easily infected, particularly in the mouth region. As a result, these creatures may have a loss of appetite.

Number Six: Mating is Aggressive. Many animals happen to act aggressively during their time of mating, and it is no different with chameleons. During this period, both males and females display their strengths physically to determine that they are best matched before continuing on with the act.

Number Five: They can be Quite Territorial. When people consider getting a chameleon as a pet, there’s a reason why most handlers suggest only getting one. Where companionship is beneficial for animals such as dogs, it can hurt chameleons, who may fight and kill one another on the wrong sort of day.

Number Four: Their Sex Determines Size. Especially for some kinds of chameleons, their sex affects the actual size of the animal. In the veiled variation, for instance, males are often at least 3 inches longer than their female counterparts.

Number Three: They’re Omnivores. Most of the time, the chameleon will inhabit traits which scream that they’re carnivores, but because they also eat plants, they have been categorized as being omnivores. Among their diet are mice, insects, and sort plants like mustard, collard, and kale.

Number Two: Egg Binding is a Scary Thing. There is a bad thing which can occur within chameleons and it’s known as egg binding. Egg binding happens when pregnant females cannot lay their eggs. There’s a number of reasons why it happens, including not enough water, calcium, etc. Not laying eggs can prove to be problematic for them.

Number One: Their Hands Grasp Like Humans. Something which is rather peculiar about chameleons are their hands. Their hands have the ability to grasp at their surroundings in a similar way that humans are able to, giving them flexibility in the trees in which they live.

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