Pacing or scratching
at the front of a cage
chameleons are "asking" to get out. They are uncomfortable for some reason
(lighting, temperature, humidity).
You should let them out and check those conditions important to them. If
it is an all glass enclosure this could also be related to a lack of good
air circulation. Another drawback to glass cages is chameleons do not understand
reflections and stress easily when they see their own and perceive it as
"another chameleon" (talk about being afraid of your own shadow).
bobbing is used to claim territory.
chameleon sees another chameleon in the area they may start bobbing their
head. This is also practiced before mating. The colors are a good indicator
of reason; vivid colors are shown if it is being done as a part of mating.
mouth with dark colors and hissing
angry about something.
mouth with pale colors
a sign of over heating. Cool the cage and chameleon with a good misting
and adjust lighting if necessary.
the eyes for long periods of time during the day
vivid colors without dark spots
contentment or excitement.
colors, tail coiled, jaw resting
the chameleon is sleeping or resting.