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Firebrat (small prey)

Posted 09-30-2013 at 07:53 PM by sandrachameleon (SandraChameleon's Blog)
Updated 11-27-2013 at 09:51 PM by sandrachameleon (typo fixed)

For added prey variety, Firebrats are an easy low-maintenance small feeder option (good for babies and pygs but not overly suitable for larger chameleons)

How to:

Get a Plastic bin (with smooth sides). Lid is optional – whether you need it will depend on how humid your room is, but you’ll need some holes in the lid for sure.

Put some wheat bran, along with a little dry leaf litter and/or fine shredded paper on the bottom, as the substrate (and as a food...
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Pumpkin flowers, leaves, flesh, and seeds are nutritious

Posted 09-26-2013 at 08:38 AM by sandrachameleon (SandraChameleon's Blog)

The flesh and the leaves, the flowers and the seeds are edible and nutritious.

The Leaves are a good source of Calcium, Protein, beta Carotene, Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.

The Flowers are a good source of Thiamin, Niacin, Calcium and Iron, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Potassium.

Seeds provide Protein, Magnesium, Zinc and more: http://www.chameleonforums.com/blogs/sandrachameleon/500-nutrients-squash-seeds.html...
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August 2013 Dry Gutload Mix

Posted 08-04-2013 at 08:53 AM by sandrachameleon (SandraChameleon's Blog)
Updated 08-05-2013 at 10:30 AM by sandrachameleon (note about rancid flax)

Every few of months I make up a batch of dry gutload to feed (alongside fresh vegetables and fruit) to crickets, roaches, superworms, terrestrial isopods, snails and sometimes grasshoppers. I occasionally share the mix here since forum members have many times indicated they find it useful/interesting to see what I've mixed up.

The ingredients are never exactly the same twice (the underlying idea is the same, but I have no problem with varying the amounts and some of the ingredients)....
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Panther prey consumption log, July 2013

Posted 07-21-2013 at 01:06 PM by sandrachameleon (SandraChameleon's Blog)
Updated 07-25-2013 at 08:31 AM by sandrachameleon

Prey intake diary of my adult male panther chameleons, July 2013. All prey is gutloaded except the wild caught moths, although the grasshoppers and butterworms didnt eat much.

Supplements, when used, are also noted. “50-50 mix” means I take a spoonful of Mineral-O (the vitamin free calcium and mineral powder made by Sticky Tongue Farms) and a roughly equal spoonful of vitamin supplement (Repashy Calcium Plus) and mix them together for dusting.


Monday , 01 July...
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Young Veiled Prey Intake, July 2013

Posted 07-21-2013 at 09:47 AM by sandrachameleon (SandraChameleon's Blog)
Updated 07-24-2013 at 02:22 PM by sandrachameleon

This is daily a log of what my ~2 month old veiled consumed in July 2013. He was typically given as much as he could eat within about 5 minutes, once or twice a day. Prey is listed in the order in which it was offered and eaten.

The cockroaches are small –medium size. The superworms are freshly molted sm- medium sized. Crickets are medium - almost full grown.

All prey is gutloaded except the wild caught moths, wild caught harvestmen. Only about half the butterworms were...
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