Can anyone explain this weirdness?

strawberryfielity

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I usually feed my young veiled chameleon 10 crickets/day and she usally eats them all. This morning though, when I went to give her more crickets, I noticed a very strange thing (to me)there were 4 crickets left over....and all 4 of them were missing their back legs!:eek: my theory is that maby those 4 were too big for karma (my chameleon) to eat, but I do confess when I realised all the legs were missing it did freak me out a little :p
 

ryno202

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they could have been missing when you put them in there, hindering their mobility and your cham might not have noticed them?
 

SweetObsolete

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Maybe the crickets ate them off each other? If I don't give my crickets enough food, they will eat each other. I don't know why they'd go for just the back legs though :O
 

camimom

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Maybe the crickets ate them off each other? If I don't give my crickets enough food, they will eat each other. I don't know why they'd go for just the back legs though :O
Baby the back legs have more meat on them? I mean after all, they are used for the jumping, so they build more muscle or something... lol
 

gogochameleon

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I usually feed my young veiled chameleon 10 crickets/day and she usally eats them all. This morning though, when I went to give her more crickets, I noticed a very strange thing (to me)there were 4 crickets left over....and all 4 of them were missing their back legs!:eek: my theory is that maby those 4 were too big for karma (my chameleon) to eat, but I do confess when I realised all the legs were missing it did freak me out a little :p
What is your gutload? Maybe they were not healthy. I notice the weaker slower crix the legs fall off easier when i pick them up.
 

strawberryfielity

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No, when I put them in, they had all of their legs. I fish them out from my cricket tank 1 at a time and put them in my chameleon house. I use flukes gutloader, and I also feed the crickets dried oatmeal.
 
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