Really curious to hear other people's opinions on this one! So in other reptile communities/circles I'm in, it's generally a really big no-no to let cats have ANY contact with a reptile. But I've seen several posts over time researching on this forum that take a very nonchalant approach to letting cats (and dogs, even) interact with pet chameleons (and other reptiles). My current understanding is that cats are inherently predatory animals and even a generally mellow cat can have a slip-up with a reptile without even meaning to. I've read before that cats carry a type of gram-negative bacteria under their claws due to grooming, and this bacteria can be deadly to reptiles, so even a single scratch can do a lot of damage. I've also been told that having cats near your reptiles (especially with direct contact) tends to cause a lot of stress for the reptile, as they are prey animals and will not have a positive experience. I don't agree with letting cats interact with reptiles at all for these reasons, as it seems to be only for the benefit of the pet owner and not the actual animals. It seems like another one of those cases where an owner is taking a big, unnecessary risk, and it makes me super nervous seeing posts with cats interacting with reptiles! I also think the same applies to dogs for the most part; I'm a dog owner but I wouldn't let my dog ever interact with my animals. He's old and well behaved, but all it takes is one bad moment to seriously hurt/kill a small animal. That said- I want to know what everyone else thinks about this controversial topic! The stuff I stated above is my own understanding from several years spent in various reptile forums/groups/blogs, but I know other people have done different research and I'm interested to hear. Please, if you think something I said is incorrect just let me know! I'm always trying to learn more about reptile keeping and the topic of interactions with other pets, particularly cats and dogs, has always been a hot topic.