cup feeding

Discussion in 'Chameleon Food' started by Jinkins the cham, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. Jinkins the cham

    Jinkins the cham New Member

    I need some advice for cup feeding I think he is scared of it
     
  2. Jinkins the cham

    Jinkins the cham New Member

    I think he’s scared of the crickets too
     
  3. CamrynTheCham22

    CamrynTheCham22 Avid Member

    Can you upload a picture of the cup and where it is in the cage? He shouldn't be afraid of crickets.
     
  4. MSMorgan

    MSMorgan Avid Member

    Put your cup/feeder just below his basking spot with a treat or two in it. Something that he finds irresistible like a hornworm and he should get the idea. I've gotten to the point now where Lucky goes over to his cup each morning and takes a look. I mix up his feedings from cup, hand and free ranging, so that he's familiar with all three.
     
  5. nick barta

    nick barta Avid Member
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    You may need smaller crickets, if any food is too big, they will shy away from the challenge.

    CHEERS!

    Nick
     
  6. Jinkins the cham

    Jinkins the cham New Member

    Will he eat cut thing because he just a baby
     
  7. Jinkins the cham

    Jinkins the cham New Member

    Are mealworms good for him he a juvenile
     
  8. jalli

    jalli Member

    phoenix worms, aka black soldier fly larvae ?
     
  9. CamrynTheCham22

    CamrynTheCham22 Avid Member

    Mealworms are not good staple in a chameleon's diet. They can be used for variety, but nothing else. They have a high ratio of chitin to meat, which is not good for tender chameleon tummies. They can cause impaction. By cut things, do you mean insects that are no longer alive because they have had their head/mandibles cut off?
     
  10. Syreptyon

    Syreptyon Avid Member

    Hi Jinkins, has your chameleon eaten at all yet? Your last post about him not eating was made a week ago and I'm getting concerned for your little guy! It is not normal for a juvenile to not have an appetite. Can you please post some new pictures of him and his enclosure?
     
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  11. CamrynTheCham22

    CamrynTheCham22 Avid Member

    Like I said above, and @Syreptyon said the same thing, the pictures are going to be helpful. Something's just not quite right.
     
  12. Jinkins the cham

    Jinkins the cham New Member

    He has eaten three crickets the other day and 1 that I know of yesterday
     
  13. dshuld

    dshuld Avid Member

    What size crickets are you trying to feed her?

    edit: also, are you still using the red solo cup? That red colored cup is likely not helping your situation. It is one of the trigger colors for chams.
     
    #15 dshuld, Feb 13, 2018
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2018
  14. jalli

    jalli Member

    phoenix worms ? they r small n healthy option
     
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  15. Syreptyon

    Syreptyon Avid Member

    Good that he ate a few, at least. I second the phoenix worm suggestion. Really healthy, small option
     
  16. Jinkins the cham

    Jinkins the cham New Member

    Small to medium crickets and I changed the cup to clear
     
  17. Jinkins the cham

    Jinkins the cham New Member

    Where can I get a Phoenix worms
     
  18. jalli

    jalli Member

    got mine from joshsfrogs, but they were phoenixworm.com brand soo either place.
     

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