Chameleons Aren't Adorable Pets Chameleons are solitary animals that don't like much handling or company. In most cases, it's very important that you host only one chameleon to avoid fights and stress. Can you hold a chameleon? It's possible to hold a chameleon, but chameleons don't like to be carried and they don't like to be stroked either. Some may develop tolerance for waiting, but they are much better suited to being left alone and watching from afar.
The very idea of “hugging” its owner tells us that this person has no idea about reptiles and, especially, the care and abilities of chameleons. No, chameleons don't like to cuddle. They can be quite small, ranging in size from 2 to 25 inches. Due to their small size, it makes them difficult to cuddle with.
The fact is that they are not mammals and do not “curl up and do not appreciate” caresses, since that imitates a mother licking and caring for her offspring. Hugging or manipulating your chameleon too often can stress them out even if there is already a bond between the two of you. Just because your chameleon doesn't like to cuddle with you the first time you have it, doesn't mean there's no hope. Finally, you shouldn't cuddle too much with your chameleon even if he starts to feel comfortable with you.
Although chameleons aren't capable of love, there are certain things you can do to make your chameleon more inclined to cuddle with you. Also, be careful when hugging your chameleon, you don't want to force him to cuddle when he doesn't want to, learn to look at the signs your chameleon gives. If you've reached a point where your chameleon is willing to cuddle with you, you shouldn't do it too often.