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Skin conditions in chameleons

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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.

A close up of the skin of a chameleon
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