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    Best way to get new chameleons to eat?

    Congratulations, let the growing begin. It's fun to watch them eat, get more comfortable with you and their surroundings as they become more colorful and larger. It sounds like you're on your way!
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    are these silkworms or superworms?

    Pennies from Heaven! We take care of our silkworms with great care, Limey wants to eat them every day. He eats 7 small or 4 mediums or 2 large silkworms. Keep them warm, at least 75 degrees (under a lightbulb or in a warm window). Lucky!
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    lil free range

    Diesel is a lucky cham! Limey is a veiled from Florida Chams also, maybe they're related! Limey loves his free range time (a few times a week) and he's always sad to be caged again. He will go to the top of his cage or hang on to the side, like he's trying to find a hole to escape. He's always...
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    distilled vs bottled

    Limey has distilled bottled water for his mister but I use our well water, which my husband tests, in a spray bottle. They are both used on an average of 50 per cent of the time. I'm usually home and I squirt him with the bottle. If I need to go somewhere or I'm really busy, I use the mister...
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    gray vs. white silkworms

    He didn't like the hornworms. However, I took the bulk of them to my favorite pet store with lots of reptiles and they fed them to the biggest lizards they had and it drew a crowd! The big lizards devoured them with relish. Limey's almost 2 years old. I find the Dubias interesting but my...
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    gray vs. white silkworms

    The supplier replied, they call them reverse zebras. They say no one else has had trouble with them. They will provide the regular and zebra silkworms in my next purchase. I'm surprised that no one else here has seen the reverse zebras.
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    gray vs. white silkworms

    Thank you for replying. I have tried many different kinds of worms. He would starve himself for three days and then I would give him mealworms. I don't like to wait any longer than three days. We do use the same supplier for all of the silkworms and other worms we've tried. This is the first...
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    gray vs. white silkworms

    Nutritional value and hardiness of gray vs. white silkworms has become a pressing issue in our home. My chameleon, Limey, loves to eat silkworms. My latest batch was gray and he is not as interested. The gray worms seem mushy and not firm, with a weak grip rather than strong and quick, like the...
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    keeping plants ALIVE

    How about rotating the plants? Limey (veiled Chameleon) has four live plants on the bottom of his cage. But not always the same four plants. I rotate them to outside, when it's sunny and in the house, near windows; then back to Limey's cage. They're usually changed a couple times a month. My...
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    Close up video of feeding

    Five Thumbs Up!! to the Best Video I've seen this year! Thanks so much for putting it on the forums.
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    Where are your enclosures located?

    Up high so that the cham is above my head, that is my main concern. Limey is in a main room with three huge windows on a tall rolling island. I open the shades all the way during the day. I roll him closest to the brightest window. When the weather's cold, I have large beach towels rolled on...
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    Animal report....

    Your choice of animal for your report was exciting for you and s/he should have talked to you before deciding you were messing around. I teach elementary students but I do know that if any student is passionate about what they're studying, we should let them fly!! Share your love of chams and...
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    Limey's first vet visit

    Limey is a 15 mo old veiled cham. He's always been quite healthy from my neurotic nellie husbandry. Of course he's shed many times before but this time it looked a little different. I made an appt with the vet because I've read too many posts about skin disorders going bad. He was very good...
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    Chameleon nicknames

    Limey B. Limey's human dad's last name starts with a B. His nickname is Limey B. (son of a B.) and it also means Let me Be! Leave me alone!
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    Happy halloween

    That costume fits perfectly!!
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