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.