Meller’s Chameleon (Chamaeleo (Trioceros) melleri), is large and uniquely colored. They are from the mountainous regions in eastern Africa, such as Tanzania, Mozambique, and Malawi. As an adult, they can reach over 2-feet long. They are immediately identifiable by they enormous size and bright yellow and green color.
Meller’s Chameleon (Chamaeleo (Trioceros) melleri) a single horn that sometimes causes them to be called “giant one-horned chameleons.” However, this horn is often missing in captivity due to injuries, especially during importation and shipping.
When they feel threatened, these chameleons will develop black spots. Like all chameleons, their eyes rotate independently, and they have a long tongue that helps them catch prey. Their fused toes and tail allow them to climb in many different environments safely. However, they don’t camouflage to their environment. Instead, their change of colors is mainly dependent on stress levels, mating rituals, and temperature.
Their occipital lobes can be brought forward if the lizard feels threatened. However, this is rare in captivity. Usually, they’re pretty laidback and gentle creatures.