Chameleon

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The chameleon is a pet a player may have with level 90 Summoning. Chameleon eggs can be found on Cairn Isle, west of Shilo Village; picking up an egg requires 90 summoning. Take the egg to an incubator in the pet shop in Yanille or Taverley. It takes an hour of gameplay time in order to hatch. Chameleons eat flies, which can be purchased in a pet shop. The baby chameleon takes approximately 400 minutes (6hr 40min) of in-game time to mature.

While many pets can change colours by various means, the chameleon is the only pet that can truly change its colour at will. This is accomplished by speaking to the chameleon while it's out. Before the update of 9 November 2010 the chameleon would change into one of ten colours based on its environment. The default colour was green. It would change to brown on dirt, grey on stone, beige on sand, white on snow, blue in Zanaris, pale green in some areas of Morytania, black with red in TzHaar, orange in the Party Room and yellow with pink in Player-owned houses. While in a Menagerie, in a POH, the chameleon will turn into different colours randomly.

The chameleon (or baby chameleon) is also required for the "Walkies!" task as one of the Elite Karamja Tasks: "Take your chameleon for a walk around Cairn Isle to see its egg-home"

Party Pete received a pet chameleon named Karma for Christmas, which can currently be seen in the party room.

If you have lost a pet, you may check to see if the lost pet has turned up with the pet shop clerk. This only works if lost due to a glitch.

Colours[edit | edit source]

Colour Baby Adult
Chathead NPC Chathead NPC
Automatic Baby chameleon (automatic) chathead.png Baby chameleon (automatic).png Adult chameleon (automatic) chathead.png Adult chameleon (automatic).png
Mud Baby chameleon (mud) chathead.png Baby chameleon (mud).png Adult chameleon (mud) chathead.png Adult chameleon (mud).png
Desert Baby chameleon (desert) chathead.png Baby chameleon (desert).png Adult chameleon (desert) chathead.png Adult chameleon (desert).png
Ice Baby chameleon (ice) chathead.png Baby chameleon (ice).png Adult chameleon (ice) chathead.png Adult chameleon (ice).png
Wilderness Baby chameleon (Wilderness) chathead.png Baby chameleon (Wilderness).png Adult chameleon (Wilderness) chathead.png Adult chameleon (Wilderness).png
Zanaris Baby chameleon (Zanaris) chathead.png Baby chameleon (Zanaris).png Adult chameleon (Zanaris) chathead.png Adult chameleon (Zanaris).png
TzHaar Baby chameleon (TzHaar) chathead.png Baby chameleon (TzHaar).png Adult chameleon (TzHaar) chathead.png Adult chameleon (TzHaar).png
Swamp Baby chameleon (swamp) chathead.png Baby chameleon (swamp).png Adult chameleon (swamp) chathead.png Adult chameleon (swamp).png
Colourful 1 Baby chameleon (colourful 1) chathead.png Baby chameleon (colourful 1).png Adult chameleon (colourful 1) chathead.png Adult chameleon (colourful 1).png
Colourful 2 Baby chameleon (colourful 2) chathead.png Baby chameleon (colourful 2).png Adult chameleon (colourful 2) chathead.png Adult chameleon (colourful 2).png

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 9 August 2011 (Update):
    • It is now possible to interact with a chameleon after it switches its style.
  • patch 14 December 2010 (Update):
    • Pet chameleons now remember their colour more often when being called.
  • patch 9 November 2010 (Update):
    • Chameleons no longer change colour due to the area you’re in – they will now change colour on request.