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What can I feed my chameleon?

What can I feed my chameleon?

What do chameleons eat?

  • Feed your chameleon crickets, or waxworms daily.
  • Dust insects with a calcium supplement twice a week.
  • Veiled Chameleons should also get appropriate greens, such as collards or mustard greens, once daily.
  • Chameleons do not drink from a dish.

What fruits and veggies can chameleons eat?

The Role of Fruit for Chameleons To correct the problem, chameleon owners can feed the insects foods rich in vitamins before feeding them to the chameleon. Fruits such as apples and oranges are good choices, but the insects can also eat broccoli, carrots, collard greens, spinach and sweet potatoes.

Can chameleons eat bananas?

Certain types of fruits can be a good supplement to a chameleon’s diet. Choose fruits that are high in nutrients and that possess a high calcium to low phosphorus ratio. Some fruits in this category are apples, peaches, blueberries, prickly pear cactus, mango, melons, bananas and cantaloupe.

How often do chameleons eat?

Adult chameleons need: Around five or six large adult insects every two or three days. Lightly dust insects with supplement at each feeding but don’t worry if you miss supplementing for one or two feedings a week. Make sure you do supplement at least once a week though.

How long can chameleons go without eating?

An adult chameleon can live for a couple of weeks without food as long as it still drinks. You could add some vitamins and calcium to its drinking water. I would not worry too much when an adult chameleon refuses to eat for one week, but more time should get me a bit anxious.

Can chameleons eat dead crickets?

Dont feed even very recently dead crickets to your chameleons. If you are certain the crickets are dead from old age and not some kind of nastiness, you can occasionally feed these very recently dead crickets to other insects: kingworms, mealworms, roaches, and especially isopods – these will all eat dead insects.

What should you not feed a chameleon?

The following fruits and vegetables can be toxic to chameleons: cabbage, figs, apricots, iceburg lettuce, and spinach. Make sure these items aren’t fed to the insects you are gut loading either.

Is a male or female chameleon better?

Males of most species are slightly hardier than females, and therefore make a better pet for beginners. All chameleons are solitary and prefer separate cages, but this is especially urgent for male chameleons, who will fight if put in the same cage.

Can a chameleon bite your finger off?

Most chameleon species are too small to bite hard enough to feel anything more than a bit of a stinging sensation and they’re unlikely to break the skin. They won’t hurt as a result of any poison though as there are no known poisonous species of chameleon.

What fruits are safe for Chameleons?


  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Bananas
  • Melon
  • Grapes
  • Pears
  • How often do chameleons should eat?

    Adult chameleons only need to eat once every two days or every other day. When it comes time to feed them, set aside 10-15 minutes for its meal. At mealtime, place a few crickets in the cage in front of the chameleon, so the reptile takes notice. Then watch as the chameleon eats the crickets.

    What is a chameleon’s favorite food?

    Crickets: They are abundant and are often the staple of a chameleon’s diet (thought it should not be the only prey that is fed to your chameleon). Try to include some grains, leaves, vegetables, and fruits with the crickets.

    What can my Chameleon eat besides insects?

    Chameleons can eat: Crickets Worms including: silkworms, calcium worms, earth worms, buffalo worms, morios, butter worms, meal worms, wax worms, bamboo worms and pachnoda grubs Cockroaches Locusts Indian stick insects Flies, including blue bottles, green bottles, curly wing fly, black soldier fly, wax month and fruit flies.