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The chameleon

Zunge Furcifer pardalis in Sambava

The chameleon’s tongue

The shot of the tongue is one of the characteristic features of all chameleons. This article explores the anatomy of the tongue and explains how the tongue shot works. We would like to point...
Furcifer balteatus male

Threatening and defensive behaviour

Chameleons have a whole range of interesting threatening and defensive behavior, which they can use to defend themselves against predators or disagreeable conspecifics. We would like to introduce the most common behaviors and explain...

Wild caught or captive bred?

If you want to buy a chameleon, you will need to decide sooner or later whether you like to have a captive bred (cb) individual or a wild caught (wc) chameleon. Generally, in our...
Häutung Furcifer verrucosus in Ifaty

Shedding

The shedding process Before a chameleon begins to shed, you can already see changes in skin appearance. Due to certain enzymes, the innerst part of the outer epidermis (upper skin) becomes detached. The new...
Transport von Chamäleons

Transporting a chameleon

From the breeder’s home, to the vet or when selling a young animal: At some point comes the time when you have to transport your chameleon. Like all reptiles, chameleons are ectothermic, so their...

The chameleon eye

The eyes are probably one of the most striking specialisations of the chameleon. The chameleon basically has a lens eye like a human being. However, for the purpose of enlarging the field of vision,...
Skelett Calumma parsonii parsonii Weibchen

Anatomy

Anatomy means as much as the study of the structure of the body. This site is dedicated to the anatomy of Madagascan chameleons, and it is certainly not complete. We expand the article piece...

Housing chameleons together with others

Chameleons among each other Most chameleons, e.g. Furcifer pardalis, can only be kept individually, as they are very aggressive within the species. Pairings are often only possible for the duration of the pairing itself....
Furcifer pardalis Lokalform Ambilobe

The colour change

The first thing most people think of when they think of a chameleon is the fact that these animals can change their skin colour. This article explores the question of how this color change...
Kotabsatz Furcifer petteri, 2013 im Montagne d'Ambre

Feces and urates

Feces and urates In contrast to humans, dogs, cats and other mammals, chameleons do not release liquid urine. Instead, they produce so-called urate, which consists of the salts of uric acid. Urat is a...