Jackson’s chameleon

General

Jackson’s Chameleon is one of the species of chameleons. It was primarily found in the East Africa and was given the name by George Albert Boulenger, a Belgian-British zoologist. Later this chameleon was also found in many other parts of the world such as Florida, Hawaii etc. This type of chameleons is mainly found in the wild but are also kept as pets in many other countries.

Characteristics

The Jackson’s Chameleon looks like a small dinosaur. Their face looks like that of a toad and their head has horns. They have thorns in their back which are not even. The average size of a male is about 8-10 inches while the females are 7-8 inches. An adult chameleon’s weight can be 90-150 grams. Their skin is very rough and rugged. Their colour is usually bright green. However, they can change their body colour according to their mood, surrounding temperature and health. Their feet have fingers which are very useful to crawl on the trees. They have bulging eyes and both eyes are independent of its movement. They have three horns on their head, which makes them look like a rhino. The average life span of these creatures is about 6-8 years.

Behaviour

This chameleon is very lazy and stay alone. But during the time of mating they become very active. They do not like to see another chameleon in front of their eyes at the other times. They use their horns to fight with any competitor and even attract the females for mating. They change their skin colours if they feel there is any danger.

Diet

The Jackson’s Chameleons feed on insects. These are insectivorous creatures. Insects like gut-loaded crickets, wax worms, butter worms, cockroaches, house flies and even the small nails are the best food of these Chameleons. They feed on the nutrition-loaded insects.

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Scientific classification of Jackson’s chameleon

Jackson’s chameleon

Orders

This chameleon is very lazy and stay alone. But during the time of mating they become very active. They do not like to see another chameleon in front of their eyes at the other times. They use their horns to fight with any competitor and even attract the females for mating. They change their skin colours if they feel there is any danger.
The Jackson’s Chameleons feed on insects. These are insectivorous creatures. Insects like gut-loaded crickets, wax worms, butter worms, cockroaches, house flies and even the small nails are the best food of these Chameleons. They feed on the nutrition-loaded insects.

Jackson’s chameleon

Jackson’s chameleon

Conservation status:

Least Concern

Scientific Classification

Binomial name

Trioceros jacksonii

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