How to Find Chameleons

Chameleon’s favorite place is roughly divided into two about 1 to 3m above the tree or 10cm above the ground. * Although there is a chameleon which likes 10m above the tree, only one species with a very large body (Trioceros Melleri).
One that prefers 1 to 3 m above the tree is a large tail with a long tail (Kinyongia, Trioceros, Chamaeleon, and other normal size chameleons).
Those who prefer the surface of 10cm are those with short tails and small species (Rhampholeon and Rieppeleon genus, so called Pygmy).
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How to Find a Large / Normal Size Chameleon

Easy-to-find time zones vary depending on basic body color and size.
Chameleons whose body color is green and whose size exceeds 20cm are easy to find at night.
In other cases, it may not be a great difference whether you search during the day or during the night.
The common thing about any chameleon is that it is often near water (rivers and ponds).

Look for at night

If you look for it at night, take a large bright torch. The chameleon, whose basic body color is green, clearly reflects brighter than the surrounding leaves when exposed to light at night. Chameleons are often sleeping on the branches outside of the tree about 1 to 3m above the tree.
Also, when sleeping, the tail is rolled up.

Look for daytime

It’s difficult to find during the day, but you may find it.
Chameleons spend more time in the shade (close to the center of the tree), but it is difficult to find when they are in the shade because the outline is not clear.
On the other hand, once a day, it goes outside of the tree to raise body temperature by basking. When it is under sunlight, the outline is clearer and you can see it at a glance.

How to Find Pygmy Chameleon

Pygmy(small and short tail) chameleons are often behind the fallen leaves during daytime, it is difficult to find it.
At night, it stops on a thin tree branch (about 2 or 3 mm thick) about 10 cm above the surface to sleep. Since it is not particularly near the leaves, it feels like a foreign object on the branch.
Sometimes there is an exceptionally thick tree trunk with a species (Rhampholeon Nchisiensis) near the surface 1-2 m, so you can ask locals (especially Grandpa) where it sleep.