|Bearded Pygmy Chameleon|
|Common Name||Bearded Leaf Chameleon|
The Bearded Pygmy Chameleon is from a genus of small typically brown chameleons found in forests and savannas in Central East Africa.
The Bearded Pygmy Chameleon resembles a wilted leaf. Colouration is variable with shades of brown, beige and green with dark lateral stripes or a lichen like pattern. Displaying males tend to have a yellow colouration, especially around the eyes. Present on the chin are two large lobes, this gives easy identification. The maximum length of the Bearded Pygmy Chameleon is 8cm (3 inch).
Found living within evergreen rainforests of Tanzania on low branches and shrubs.
In the wild they eat locusts, mantids, roaches and sometimes caterpillars.
They have a lifespan of about 5 years.