||Seven months old|
||Longmont, Colorado, USA|
is my beautiful boy, Corneleus. Since I was a child, I have always
wanted a chameleon. Now that I am an adult, I had been reading up on
them and finally decided that it was time to get one. So I had this
little jewel shipped to me by a good breeder. When I first got him, he
was smaller than a leaf! He has been growing at a steady pace since then.
Corneleus is quite a character. He loves to be scratched when he is
shedding his skin ... but he is very shy. When he gets angry or startled
he puffs up like a little balloon. He changes colors depending on his
mood... not to blend in with his environment like some kinds of
chameleons. His colors are dark and they stand out when he is agitated,
soaking up sun, or hunting crickets. Otherwise, his colors are light and
drowned out by his natural green color. His colors get better every time
he sheds his skin and he is still growing and getting more beautiful!
Everyone who comes over to my house wants to see and hold Corneleus. He
is the life of the party every day ... and one of my good friends.
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