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Panther Chameleon

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In the wild, the Panther Chameleon can be found in Madagascar, Uganda, and parts of Africa. Variations in colour in different regions have led to the Panther Chameleon to be classified into different groups. Some of the major groups are the Nosy Be Panther Chameleons (bright blue), the Ambanja Panther Chameleons (green), and the Sambava Panther Chameleon (red and orange). The male Panther Chameleons are the ones with the bright colors, while females from all regions normally remain a light brown, but with variations in pattern.

A full grown male Panther Chameleon can reach sizes up to 20 inches, but normally grow to about 17 inches including the tail. Females on the other hand only grow to about half the size of the males. In the wild, Panther Chameleons normally live for an average of 6 to 8 years.

Like most chameleons, the Panther Chameleon is very territorial, and very solitary. Battles for dominance will take place when two males are within sight of each other. They will inflate their bodies and bob up and down to intimidate each other. They may also push on each other, in an attempt to knock the other male off of a branch. This most often happens during mating season, with the winner getting the female chameleon.

Read our Panther Chameleon Care Sheet for the specifics of taking care of these lizards in captivity.

We also have Panther Chameleon Pictures for you to look through.


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