Skin conditions in chameleons
The skin is the largest organ of the body. Reptile skin is unique and has many functions which include protecting the body, providing camouflage and making vitamin D3. Chameleons have special cells in the skin called chromatophores; these allow the chameleon to change colour. Colour changes are the result of mood changes or potential threats, it can help them camouflage from potential threats.
Reproduced with permission from Siuna Ann Reid: Reptiles are Cool, Understanding my Chameleon © 2013