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Old 09-09-2009, 10:18 PM
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Vegetables to feed to chameleon?

Hey there, what kind of veggies can you feed to a chameleon (not gutloading insects) and what should you avoid? I googled and read that you can't feed them iceburg lettuce. Is that correct? And also, can you feed veiled chameleons yellow, or any coloured peppers?
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Not many/all chameleons eat veggies, etc. but you can feed veileds greens (dandelions, collards, kale, endive, escarole, etc.) and veggies (carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, sweet red peppers, zucchini, etc.) and a small amount of fruit (pears, apple, melon, berries, etc.)

They can also eat non-toxic flowers and plant leaves.
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Old 09-10-2009, 02:50 AM
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I have said this before, and say it again; Dont waste any time searching for greens for your veiled. Their ability to eat greens is not the same as, say, bearded dragons. In nature its a way to get some more water Im sure, but they are still heavily dependent on the nutrition from insects.
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Feeding fruits and veggies to your chameleon directly, is not a necessity. Some chameleons will avidly eat these foods, however others are not so interested (i.e. all my chameleons). Instead I would focus on using veggies as a gutload for feeders. A properly gutloaded feeder will surely pass on the beneficial nutrition found in veggies/fruits.
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I have said this before, and say it again; Dont waste any time searching for greens for your veiled.
i must say i agree,although some people have success with veges i find Mista looks at them and completley ignores everything i've tried
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my veiled seems to like most leafy greens. he will eat 100% of the greens I put in his feeding cup, especially in the evening for some reason. He seems to avoid fruit though, I put some diced apple in and he tried it only once then picked off the greens.
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Mine have even turned down crickets to eat the fruit, veggies and greens given to them...and they are not hydrated.
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out of interest jake01 and Kinyonga, how do you prepare your fruits and veg.maybe it would be worth trying. I used to shred the greens and thinly slice the fruit.
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I take any thick heavy stems out of the greens and either impale them on a branch or chop them up and put them in the dish with the rest of the "salad". For carrots, sweet potatoes, squash...I sliver the pieces or dice them into a size that would fit in the chameleon's mouth easily. I cut zucchini and peppers into strips. I put the whole "salad" into the lid (like the one from a peanut butter jar, for instance) on the floor of the cage.
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worth another go ,thanks kinyonga
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