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Senegal Chameleon

Senegal chameleon is a type of chameleon found in West Africa. The species make excellent pets due to their small to medium size and docile nature. Females are larger than males.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Lacertilia
    Family Chamaeleonidae
    Genus Chamaeleo
    Scientific Name Chamaeleo senegalensis


    Size 20 to 30 cm
    Color Gray to brown or green; males grayish-brown with uneven triangular patches while females are uniform green or brownish-green; however it can change colors
    Distribution Senegal, Nigeria, Mali, Cameroon
    Habitat Moist savanna
    Diet Small crickets, fruit flies,  wax worms, mealworms, other small insects
    Predators Birds, snakes
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 20 to 60 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 6 months
    Reproductive Age 6 months
    Average Lifespan 2 to 5 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on November 6th 2016 by under Chameleons. Article was last reviewed on 10th August 2018.

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