Native to Yemen and Saudi Arabia, the veiled chameleon can primarily be found in forests, valleys, and mountain plateaus. They are a popular species in the pet trade, and are one of the most commonly owned types of reptile.
In areas like Hawaii and Florida, veiled chameleons are considered an invasive species. Researchers believe they were released accidentally or on purpose by previous owners. As a result, they have damaged the livelihood of many endemic species, either by out competing them or by praying upon them. In fact, veiled chameleons are believed to have single-handedly driven some species to become classified as near threatened.
- Recommended Age: 18 months and up
- Size in cm: 23.5 L x 11 H
- Size in inches: 9.25 L x 4.33 H