A large part of their diet would probably be orthoptera (crickets, grasshoppers and relatives) by crickets the article was probably referring to some type of arboreal cricket, sometimes Katydids (leaf eating orhtoptera) are called crickets or "bush crickets". I cant imagine hissers being part of their diet at all due to the fact that they normally live in the leaf litter, out of site. Mantids and phasmids probably make up a good part of their diet as well as other smaller chameleons, anything really that would be encountered up in the trees would be fair game. Chameleons don't really hunt at night but thats not to say that they wont, I remember a documentary on BBC where they found a female oustaleti feeding at night, seems like the main food source in Madagascar are little green grasshoppers I've seen as a prey item in many documentaries. Think about this NWD, the top of the cage to the bottom relative to the top of the tree to the floor is alot different, theres also not leaf litter to conceal ground dwelling insects, not to say it doesn't happen, but I dont think its likely. Theres actually an identical thread to this from ColorCham427 if you care to look it up.
bitaeniatus, cristatus, deremensis, dilepis, johnstoni, melleri, oustaleti, perreti, verrucosus
Last edited by Lizardlover; 01-10-2011 at 08:49 PM.