It wasn't about handling, it was about a chameleon that was obviously gravid and had something sticking out of it's back, being so loveable that he pets her until she falls asleep in her arms. Word for word, I could have sworn I've seen the same thing posted before. It was the old, 'my chameleon is different' chestnut. Brad is right though, I guess I shouldn't just assume they're trolling. Next time, I'll try to give OP the benefit of the doubt.For the sake of discussion and be cause i didn't see the original post...
Chameleons are solitary creatures and ambush predators. they feel best when they think no one knows they are there. Handling them destroys this feeling for them.
sometimes it is necessary to handle them, to move between cages, medicate etc.
Here are some good references. https://www.chameleonbreeder.com/podcast/ep-80-handling-your-chameleon/