Chameleons are fascinating little creatures. They come in many colors and are known to change their colors as a way to deal with the heat of their environment, to camouflage and as a way of social signaling to each other. They can range anywhere from 2 - 13 inches. Chameleons are commonly kept as pets since they are easy to care for and people friendly.

The video below is a cute example of a chameleon using his front feet to play in the water from a faucet. It gives the impression that he is washing his hands as a human would. More information on chameleons below.

Chameleons (family Chamaeleonidae) are a distinctive and highly specialized clade of lizards.

They are distinguished by their zygodactylous feet, their separately mobile and stereoscopic eyes, their very long, highly modified, and rapidly extrudable tongues, their swaying gait, the possession by many of a prehensile tail, crests or horns on their distinctively shaped heads, and the ability of some to change color. Colors include pink, blue, red, orange, turquoise, yellow, and green.

Uniquely adapted for climbing and visual hunting, the approximately 160 species of chameleon range from Africa, Madagascar, Spain and Portugal, across south Asia, to Sri Lanka, have been introduced to Hawaii, California, and Florida, and are found in warm habitats that vary from rain forest to desert conditions. (source: Wikipedia)

VIDEO Chameleon Washes His Hands

Responses to "Pet Chameleon appears to wash his "hands" (Video)"

  1. Ruth says:

    So sweeet. :)

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thats so cute.

  3. Anonymous says:

    A wonderful video and interesting. Every species has a place on this planet. This is adorable. It shows how other species are like us only look different. Which does not give us the reason to hurt them.

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