Is it normal for all chameleons to eat the same thing?
Not all chameleons, even members of the same species, will display the same eating habits. This is not a reason for concern so long as your chameleon is taking in balanced nutrition on a regular basis.
How often should I mist my chameleon with water?
Mist the enclosure’s plants with water four to five times daily to achieve the moisture level required to quench your chameleon’s thirst. Another way to get some extra water into your chameleon’s diet is by regularly feeding greens. As we explained above, though, not all chameleon will take to greens.
How can I Feed my Chameleon a healthy diet?
When you feed these healthy greens to your insects, the nutrition passes on to your chameleon when they feed on the insects. Supplementing your chameleon’s diet with certain vitamins is also extremely important – in fact, I’d probably call it a necessity. The best way to do this is by dusting your insects before feeding them to your chameleon.
What foods should you not feed a chameleon?
Fruits are a tasty treat for your chameleon, but acidic fruits should be avoided altogether. Also, pay close attention to how consuming different insects affects your chameleon’s bowel movements. Quite a few chameleon owners report adverse effects when feeding their chameleons mealworms.
What happens when a chameleon won’t eat anything?
A chameleon can easily handle two or three days of not eating anything without harmful effects. Just be sure that it does drink. When your chameleon refuses to eat for longer periods of time there could be a more serious underlying problem.
What kind of food can a chameleon eat?
Most chameleons love to eat caterpillars, wax moths and butterflies. When it eats that, but no other things, you know it is just being a bit fuzzy and you should not worry about it. An adult chameleon can live for a couple of weeks without food as long as it still drinks.
When to take a chameleon to the vet?
A good rule of thumb is if you suspect a minor issue as to why your chameleon hasn’t eaten and it’s been 7 to 10 days since they last ate then you need to take them to the vet. Chameleons can go without food this long OK but any longer than that, regardless of the suspected cause, I recommend a vet visit.
What to do if a chameleon opens its mouth?
Mouth – When a chameleon opens their mouth check for any signs of yellow pus, increased saliva or any possible wounds on the mouth or tongue swelling. If you see any of these I recommend a vet visit.