For what main reason do chameleons change color?

to match their surroundings
as a social signal to other chameleons
their skin change color when pressed
chameleons do not change color
Colour change in chameleons has various functions, depending on the species, but the most common is social signalling. Only a few species, such as Smith's dwarf chameleon, also adjust their colours for camouflage
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to match their surroundings
as a social signal to other chameleons
their skin change color when pressed
chameleons do not change color
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