Chameleon literally translated means ‘ground lion’. This is probably in reference to the casques present in some species such as Veiled or Yemen Chameleons Chamaeleo calyptratus. Chameleons can appear in all shapes, sizes, and environments from tropical locales to deserts. The slow-moving Chameleon has made its way across the world and now is enjoyed as a captive pet. To truly enjoy a Chameleon sp. in captivity it takes a lot of patience and restraint as they are not what we’d consider a handleable pet. While it’s in fact been demonstrated that Chameleons will interact seemingly willingly with humans. It’s our practice to recommend Chameleons remain a look and not touch pet.