3-4 inches long3-4 inches long when fully mature.

How big do pygmy chameleons get?


Description: The three pygmy chameleons covered in this caresheet have an adult length of 3-3.5” (8-9cm), but other species can be as small as 1” (2.5cm). Pygmy chameleons generally display various shades and patterns of brown that often help to blend them into the surrounding leaf litter and forest floor.

Do pygmy chameleons make good pets?

Pygmy chameleons are an amazing pet reptile that we recommend all the time. Caring for them is simple, and their small size makes them very fun to spectate.

What is the smallest size of a chameleon?

0.53 inches

The male Brookesia nana, or nano-chameleon, has a body that is only 13.5 mm (0.53 inches) long, making it the smallest of all the roughly 11,500 known species of reptiles, the Bavarian State Collection of Zoology in Munich said.

What is the smallest pet chameleon?

Pygmy Chameleon

As their name suggests, they are the smallest species of chameleon, with a maximum length of around 8cm. There are around 19 different species of Pygmy, and there are several that are popular as pets.

Can you hold a pygmy chameleon?

Pygmy Chameleons are known to be quite friendly and docile. You should be able to handle your Pygmy without too much trouble. However, you’ll have to be careful not to overdo it, as handling can be stressful for your chameleons. It’s best to let them be in peace and only handle them when necessary.