Crickets got worms???

Discussion in 'Chameleon Food' started by Ozzie2011, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. Carlton

    Carlton Chameleon Enthusiast

    Just a little reminder to get back to reality...Pretty much all creatures carry some sort of parasite. Your cham's feeders probably have some no matter what you feed. You are never going to get rid of every parasite and even if you do your cham will eventually pick up some again. A healthy cham can handle a light parasite load with no problem. Yes some parasites are more troublesome than others, but I think treatment for these should be very specific. I think a more realistic way to look at this is to monitor your cham's internal fauna with periodic fecal checks, treat for specific problems only when it seems to call for it, do all you can to keep it healthy in other ways so the parasites don't get a chance to overwhelm the cham's immune defenses, and take good care of your feeder colonies...keep them clean and feed them good quality stuff.

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