What do I do if my baby chameleon wont eat?

What do I do if my baby chameleon wont eat?

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.

How big should my 4 month old veiled chameleon be?

Veiled Chameleon Growth Chart

Age Weight
2 months 20 – 35 grams
3 months 40 – 70 grams
4 months 80 – 90 grams
5 months 90 – 120 grams

Is my baby chameleon dying?

Signs that your chameleon is suffering and possibly dying from stress include loss of appetite and hunger strikes, darker or brighter coloring than usual, rocking back and forth, unusual aggression, keeping eyes closed, watery or very smelly feces, and changes in body temperature.

How much should a 4 month old chameleon eat?

Baby chameleons need: Between twelve and eighteen small insects a day spread over two feedings if possible. Lightly dust insects with supplements at each feeding. Juvenile chameleons need: Between eight and ten medium size insects a day. Lightly dust insects with supplements at each feeding.

Can a baby Chameleon live in the same cage?

Baby chameleons can live in the same cage with each other without any issues. Even if they are of different species, you will still be able to house them together. Baby chameleons haven’t developed their antisocial personalities yet. Therefore, they have not learned to stake territories or fight yet.

How big is a veiled chameleon at 8 months old?

Veiled chameleon hatchlings are 3 to 4 inches long, and by the time they are 8 months old, they have already reached the length of the adults. The measure of the females is between 8 and 12 inches, and males are 12 to 19 inches long, which makes them one of the larger chameleon species held in captivity.

How often should you feed a baby Chameleon?

These insects will probably not be fed, and you cannot feed your chameleon these straight from the pet store. They must first be gut loaded and dusted. Crickets should be no larger than the width of your chameleon’s head. Baby chameleons can be fed every day. Chameleons up to three months old should be given as many small crickets as they can eat.

Is it normal for a chameleon to not eat anything?

This is normal, sometimes the chameleon just does not feel its best or something happened that temporarily causes it to refuse to eat. You should not worry about this. A chameleon can easily handle two or three days of not eating anything without harmful effects. Just be sure that it does drink.

When is a veiled chameleon considered a baby?

A veiled chameleon is considered a baby from hatching up to six weeks. When is a veiled chameleon a juvenile? Your veiled chameleon is a juvenile from six weeks to eight months of age. When is a veiled chameleon fully grown?

Why is my Baby Chameleon not eating much?

Place the cup where your chameleon can see it clearly. Slowing appetite – Chameleons are ravenous when they’re babies but when they reach a year old their appetite begins to slow and continues to do so into old age. If your chameleon has reached adulthood and eating less then this could be a reason.

How to tell the weight of a veiled chameleon?

If your scale doesn’t turn to zero, simply deduct your start weight from the total weight to get a weight and age for your chameleon. To get an idea on the weight of your veiled chameleon, below is a growth chart of one of my male chameleons. When is a veiled chameleon a baby? A veiled chameleon is considered a baby from hatching up to six weeks.

Can a female chameleon have an unfertilized egg?

Female chameleons can and do lay unfertilized eggs and this is something you need to be aware of if getting a female chameleon. To have a baby chameleon though, a female needs to mate with a male chameleon to fertilize her eggs.

If you have been feeding your chameleon a lot of crickets, and you notice the chameleon is not eating, try switching to caterpillars or something else to see if it will entice your pet into eating. Regularly rotating the types of foods you give your chameleon helps keep their appetites healthy and strong.