Blue vs. red gums ?



I am keeping pygmy chameleons at home, and I noticed that sometimes their gums are blue and sometimes pink/red.

I didn't notice if it differs intra-individual or inter-individual, as it's been a long time since I noticed the blue mouth with another pygmy than the one I saw now with the red mouth. Never payed attention too it anymore since that one time, untill now when I just saw someone posting a picture online of another blue mouth.

Could someone explain this to me? And are both colours healthy?


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I noticed the same with my panther but with other colors. When I got him he seemed to have mostly yellow gums but they're pink like most animal's


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My pygmys have black mouths. I've researched this and found its due to the fact that they don't want to give them selves away while 'shooting' at prey items.
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