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What is a baby chameleon called?

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Baby chameleons are simply known as “chameleons," whethet they are babies or not. They may also be called hatchlings when they are first born. A hatchling is a young reptile or bird that has hatched or emerged from within an egg.

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What is a baby chameleon called?
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Chameleon's are well known for their ability to change color to defend themselves from predators. Chameleons are an oddity in that their eyes operate completely independent from one another, which is a trait that gives them the ability to see different things out of each eye. The chameleon's diet consists of insects, smaller lizards, berries, fruit and flowers, and its lifespan averages from 3-5 years.

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    When a chameleon is pregnant, she is round, lumpy and clumsy. Pregnant chameleons change colors to a pattern that alerts male chameleons that she is not available for mounting. If she is small, monitor her to see if she is digging for a place to bury her eggs.

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    What eats chameleons?

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    What do chameleons eat?

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    Chameleons are largely carnivorous, eating a varied diet of insects, although some larger chameleons will eat birds and lizards. Chameleons enjoy insects like crickets, grasshoppers, locusts and stick bugs. Some chameleons, specifically the veiled chameleon, also eats a small amount of plants and flowers.

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    How do chameleons protect themselves?

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    According to the National Wildlife Federation, chameleons protect themselves by changing colors to blend in with their environment. Chameleons move extremely slowly, so their best defense is their ability to camouflage themselves.

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