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What is a baby chameleon called?

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Baby chameleons are simply known as “chameleons," whethet they are babies or not. They may also be called hatchlings when they are first born. A hatchling is a young reptile or bird that has hatched or emerged from within an egg.

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What is a baby chameleon called?
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Chameleon's are well known for their ability to change color to defend themselves from predators. Chameleons are an oddity in that their eyes operate completely independent from one another, which is a trait that gives them the ability to see different things out of each eye. The chameleon's diet consists of insects, smaller lizards, berries, fruit and flowers, and its lifespan averages from 3-5 years.

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