The panther chameleon is native to the forested ecosystems of Madagascar and it has been introduced to the islands of Réunion and Mauritius. They feed primarily on insects. Male panther chameleons come in a range of vibrant colors and grow up to 20 inches long. Females are more plain and only half the size of males. Panther chameleons can live up to 10 years in captivity; however, if bred often, females live only 2 to 3 years because of the stress of egg laying. Females lay 10 to 40 eggs per clutch; the number of eggs a female lays depends on her level of nutrition during the period when she is developing eggs.