Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Chameleons and other Reptile topics.
Did you know that chameleons can use their eyes independently to track two different things at the same time? You can watch their eyes rotate in opposite directions if you move your hands on either side of a chameleon's head.
"The chamaeleonid is able to see the range of colors from red through violet. However, the eye cannot perceive either ultraviolet or infrared. Analysis of the retina shows an abscence of rods and melanin pigments necessary for nocturnal vision; therefore, the chamaeleonids have only diurnal vision and their activity depends on the intensity of the light."
- Francois Le Berre, The New Chamaeleon Handbook
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|