Chameleon Changing Color

Unlike other animals that change colour, such as the squid and octopus, chameleons do not modify their hues by accumulating or dispersing pigments within their skin cells, the researchers found. Instead, the lizards rely on structural changes that affect how light reflects off their skin, the researchers said. A Chameleon changes colour out in the wild…

Why does a Chameleon change colours?

You know Chameleons change their colour depending on the objects they sit on but there’s one more reason why this happens! Scientists believe that chameleons change colour to reflect their moods. By doing so, they send social signals to other chameleons. For many years, scientists believed that chameleons change their colour by manipulating specialized cells — called chromatophores — that contain…