Amazing creatures. Not only they are well known for the ability to promptly change their skin color, but they also come with quite the unique feature list:
- Very long tongue, sometimes as long as their body.
- No need for glasses to watch 3D movies, their eyes are already stereoscopic.
- Ability to stay still (freeze) for an extended period of time.
One of the mistaken perceptions chameleons change color only to camouflage. Yes and no! They also change their color to mingle and get laid. Color changing is based on very similar process we see at Home Depot. Yes, they do mix different paints (cells/RGB/PMS) to produce desired color.
Chameleons can be petted. There are places which breed them to be sold.