Cham not eating Help!!! PLEASE

vanishmael

New Member
I have a veiled and she stopped eating crickets about a month ago. I have taken her to the vet twice now. I hand feed her everyday. The vet gave me A/D diet to feed her. I have been feeding pedilyhte, baby food banana and apple sauce, ensure plus. I haven't seen any poop for about a week now. I tried giving her calcium (few drops) every other day. She has her lights and heat, humidity, repibreeze cage. Does anyone know what else I can try? :(
Oh the vet said she didn't think that she had eggs. I have 1 bucket of sand and 1 bucket of soil.
 

jojackson

New Member
Please provide more information :)

Here is some recommended information to include when asking for help in the health clinic forum. By providing this information, you will receive more accurate and beneficial responses. It might not be necessary to answer all these questions, but the more you provide the better. Please remember that even the most knowledgeable person can only guess at what your problem may be. Only an experienced reptile veterinarian who can directly examine your animal can give a true diagnosis of your chameleon's health.


Chameleon Info:
Your Chameleon - The species, sex, and age of your chameleon. How long has it been in your care?
Handling - How often do you handle your chameleon?
Feeding - What are you feeding your cham? What amount? What is the schedule? How are you gut-loading your feeders?
Supplements - What brand and type of calcium and vitamin products are you dusting your feeders with and what is the schedule?
Watering - What kind of watering technique do you use? How often and how long to you mist? Do you see your chameleon drinking?
Fecal Description - Briefly note colors and consistency from recent droppings. Has this chameleon ever been tested for parasites?
History - Any previous information about your cham that might be useful to others when trying to help you.

Cage Info:
Cage Type - Describe your cage (Glass, Screen, Combo?) What are the dimensions?
Lighting - What brand, model, and types of lighting are you using? What is your daily lighting schedule?
Temperature - What temp range have you created (cage floor to basking spot)? Lowest overnight temp? How do you measure these temps?
Humidity - What are your humidity levels? How are you creating and maintaining these levels? What do you use to measure humidity?
Plants - Are you using live plants? If so, what kind?
Placement - Where is your cage located? Is it near any fans, air vents, or high traffic areas? At what height is the top of the cage relative to your room floor?
Location - Where are you geographically located?

Current Problem - The current problem you are concerned about.


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PrettyInInk87

New Member
Ugh, we're all having problems with feeding, lol! My little guy and girl are being really stubborn.:rolleyes: They are being a Royal pain in the butt... Have you tried other feeders besides Crickets? He might be getting bored with his food.:)
 

PrettyInInk87

New Member
Try something that wiggles more like Reptiworms or something that will catch his attention like Hornworms. Hornworms will catch his eye and so will flies.:)
 

PrettyInInk87

New Member
Where do you live? I wouldn't suggest feeding wild caught flies since they can carry parasites but you can order online. We have lots of great sponsers that sell feeders.
 

Elizadolots

New Member
Vanish, where are you located? That could help with advice.

Reptiworms also go by the names Calciworms and Phoenix Worms. They are the larvae of black soldier flies. I can buy them at my local Petco or Petsmart.
 

kinyonga

Chameleon Enthusiast
Do you have a substrate in the cage? Or are there any signs that she's been eating what is in the bucket?
 
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