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Chameleons: Chamaeleonidae - Behavior And Reproduction

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Chameleons are cold-blooded animals, meaning that their body temperature varies with the weather. After resting during the night, they warm up in the daytime by basking, or resting, in the sun. If they get too warm, they lower their body temperature by resting in the shade. All their activities take place during daylight hours.

Most chameleons prefer to live alone. Males are very territorial, or protective of their living areas. Males and females tolerate each other only briefly, during the mating season. When males with bony head horns fight over territory, one may lower its head and attempt to ram the other with its horns. Usually no harm is done, unless an eye or lung is damaged.

In the mating season, males try to attract females by bobbing their heads, inflating their throats, puffing up their bodies, and displaying their brightest colors. A female may accept or reject the courting male. If she rejects him, she might run away or she might face the male and hiss at him with an open mouth. She might even attack and bite him. These bites can kill.

Most chameleon species lay eggs. Eggs are placed in tunnels or pits in the ground or under rocks or leaves. This keeps them cool and moist. After laying their eggs, females cover the area with dirt to hide it from predators. Depending on the species, young chameleons hatch one to eighteen months later. They are independent at birth and must find their own food and shelter. A few chameleon species give birth to live young, rather than lay eggs. These species often live in areas where the weather is very cold in winter and where eggs placed directly on the ground might not hatch because of the cold.

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almost 5 years ago

How big can they grow

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about 7 years ago

If reptiles lay eggs and chameleons are reptiles then all chameleons lay eggs.Now when you say that" A few chameleon species give birth to live young, rather than lay eggs.Then i fail to understand are trying to say that eggs hatch with in the body of a chameleon (Vivaporous)?



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almost 6 years ago

do chamellion die after getting birth, for the specie that give birth to live young?

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almost 6 years ago

I have twenty eggs of chamaeleo calyptratus but they are in very bad condition (the colour is bad and they have some mold). I hope someone help me to found a problem of my eggs. They are in a box with vermiculite with 24ºC-29ºC and a humidity is 70%. This box are inside in another boxe with water and this two boxes are on top of a resistance.

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about 10 years ago

What is the mating season of chameleons? I may be doing a science fair project on this, so, when is the mating season?

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about 7 years ago

what is the lenghth of chameleons pregnacy and how many offsprings do it have

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about 7 years ago

do chameleons that give birth to live young ones have to climb to a tall tree and then drop down dead {burst open} for the young to come out?

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almost 5 years ago

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over 10 years ago

Can people keep chameleons as pets or do they usually die from not having natures features?

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almost 8 years ago

I'm interested to find out more about the territorial behaviour of chameleons - e.r., how do they mark out their territories?

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over 5 years ago

are chameleon gays

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about 5 years ago

thanks for you are page i know how chameleon produce

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over 6 years ago

Hi i had an argument with a friend on how the process of internal fertilization takes place in a chamelion, any insight into the whole process will be highly appreciated.

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almost 8 years ago

I would like to know if there are different species of chameleons including their size

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almost 7 years ago

how do chameleons poop?

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over 7 years ago

thanks for the information on chameleon.

i would like to know more about the species that give birth to young one, do they take care of the youngones? what happen to the mother after birth.



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over 10 years ago

I want to know if chameleons are poisones to our labrador dog and to my kids ?

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almost 7 years ago

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almost 7 years ago

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over 10 years ago

Why do chameleons live alone? Why do they usually live in tropical places?

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over 4 years ago

chamilion reproduction,I want to know if does other species give birth?

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over 5 years ago

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over 6 years ago

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almost 7 years ago

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over 6 years ago

um pretty descriptive but more information would be recommended in this case but either than that, good information. Cherio im off to work!

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about 3 years ago

great science written here, all along i thought when a chameleon produces its young one bursts and dies!

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almost 5 years ago

do chamaeleons obtain energy by their organs or body structures

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over 5 years ago

Are chameleons egg laying or produce live young ones? My students ask me this question

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about 3 years ago

great science written here, all along i thought when a chameleon produces its young one bursts and dies!

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over 5 years ago

thx! im doing a science report and this info really helped thanks

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over 4 years ago

WHAT HAPPENS TO FEMAIL AFTER LAYING EGGS. I HEARD THAT SHE DIE ATER THAT. THANKS IF YOU CAN HELP

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Good its very nice caz we were arguing about this . Me , i knew it just give birth. THANKS

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