it all depends on the chameleon. if you get one that's 3 months old and are around it everyday then some will not be very aggressive when you try to hold them. mine is a 7 month old veiled and it is still pretty good about being held. when you start leaving them on their own for a couple of days is when they become jerks. don't get one if you want to be able to handle is several times a day. once a day is probably pushing it. :i'v heard that chamelions get seriously stressed out when you touch them. are there any out there that don't stress about your hands?? or that even like walking on a warm body??