Veiled Chameleon

No. 267829

by Safari Ltd
$11.99USD

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.

  • Scientific Name: Chamaeleo calyptratus
  • Characteristics:> Like all Safari wildlife figurines, this model was hand painted and professionally sculpted for true-to-life detail. Make sure you have some tasty bugs on hand – they’re the veiled chameleons favorite food!
  • Size and Color: 9.25 inches long and 4.25 inches tall, this figurine is a touch shorter than a soda can and a touch longer than a legal sized piece of paper. Veiled chameleons are typically green mixed with orange, white, tan, and yellow tones.
  • The Veiled Chameleon is part of the Incredible Creatures® collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • History:

    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
    • Scale: 1:1
    • UPC: 095866267803
    Present Status Veiled chameleons have a status of Least Concern because there are no major threats affecting their population. They are part of the pet trade, but most are bred in captivity instead of being captured in the wild. Also, the demand for them as pets has declined. Habitat loss is a concern, although this species is highly adaptive.