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I play the game of where-to-get-crickets-from far too often depending on how many I need and when I need to have them by. With baby chameleons there are too many hungry mouths to have time to wait if I miss the shipping deadline, and cost definitely adds up! I made a cheat sheet for myself and...
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Crickets are often one of the primary feeders used for chameleons as they are easily obtainable and easily gutloaded. Where to Get Crickets: Many local pet stores and even bait shops will have a year round supply of crickets. There are also places that will ship large amounts (250 or more)...
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There are a number of ways to transport your chameleon to reduce stress. Whenever your chameleon needs to go in the car to the vet, or when you're moving, it can be nerve-wracking to make sure they are going to be okay during the stressful journey. Though chameleons have specific long term needs...
When a chameleon has become dehydrated, or is a newly imported wc, a shower session is one way to stimulate a long drinking session and quickly start rehydrating. Another benefit of shower sessions is eye flushing. If a chameleon has an irritation in the eye (peice of debris or shed skin)...
Metabolic Bone Disease (MBD) is unfortunately a common disease of reptiles due to lack of dietary calcium, imbalanced nutrition and/or lack of UVB rays. UVB rays from either unfiltered sunlight or a UVB producing bulb are needed in reptiles to produce Vitamin D3 in the skin, which is necessary...
Health and Illness FAQ This FAQ is a reflection of my experience and opinions on the matter and generally reflects the general consensus of the experienced forum members and experienced enthusiasts. Much credit is given to those with more experience than I who are always offering their...
Breeding FAQ This FAQ is a reflection of my experience and educated opinions on the matter and generally reflects the general consensus of the experienced forum members and experienced enthusiasts. Much credit is given to those with more experience than I who are always offering their expertise...
Lighting FAQ This FAQ is a reflection of my experience and educated opinions on the matter and generally reflects the general consensus of the experienced forum members and experienced enthusiasts. Much credit is given to those with more experience than I who are always offering their expertise...
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Nutrition FAQ This FAQ is a reflection of my experience and educated opinions on the matter and generally reflects the general consensus of the experienced forum members and experienced enthusiasts. Much credit is given to those with more experience than I who are always offering their...
Caging and Furnishing FAQ This FAQ is a reflection of my experience and educated opinions on the matter and generally reflects the general consensus of the experienced forum members and experienced enthusiasts. Much credit is given to those with more experience than I who are always offering...
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At some point most keepers graduate from frequent runs to the pet store for their weekly allotment of crickets and consider ordering in bulk. It's more convenient and prices are better but if you can't keep them alive it can be very frustrating! Keeping small batches is more forgiving so when...
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Gutloading is the process of feeding the insects with the nutrition that your chameleon (or other insectivore pet) needs to use the bugs to deliver the good nutritional content. Supplementing with a calcium and multivitamin powder is important, but not sufficient alone for proper nutrition in...
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