Feeding cup

GoodKarma19

Chameleon Enthusiast
Hi, was just doing some research and it says a feeding cup is optional for a terrarium. What type of food is used for a feeding cup? Chammy007
Feeding cups/feeder runs are used to contain feeders of all sorts. This is in part to stop them from climbing all over the place and getting lost in the terrarium, and partially to monitor food intake. Some feeders work better in cups than others, such as (most) roaches and worms. For crickets, I put half in the cup and let half freerange to promote hunting behaviors. Some chams prefer one method over another.
 

Ramrod

Avid Member
Here is one I made from ABS pipe and it is very useful as you can see, I have an open wire enclosure and small crickets can escape.
You can purchase one like this commercially if you wish.
 

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ZEROPILOT

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I like the 20 ounce, stainless bowls/cups made for use in bird cages.
They have a sturdy wire frame that mounts to the cage or wall. Allowing the bowl to be lifted out and cleaned.
Also, the stainless is too slick to climb and the 20 oz. size has a lot of surface area.
A little more expensive. Maybe. But it'll last for a lifetime.
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
I like the 20 ounce, stainless bowls/cups made for use in bird cages.
They have a sturdy wire frame that mounts to the cage or wall. Allowing the bowl to be lifted out and cleaned.
Also, the stainless is too slick to climb and the 20 oz. size has a lot of surface area.
A little more expensive. Maybe. But it'll last for a lifetime.
This may cause a cham to stress though. It will show a reflection. :(
 

ZEROPILOT

Avid Member
This may cause a cham to stress though. It will show a reflection. :(
I had never considered that.
They're pretty wide and short.
There could be "fun house" distorted reflection.
If I ever see him looking at it, I can wrap some tape across. Or give it a quick shot of paint.
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
I had never considered that.
They're pretty wide and short.
There could be "fun house" distorted reflection.
If I ever see him looking at it, I can wrap some tape across. Or give it a quick shot of paint.
I would avoid tape just in case a piece came loose. I have seen some really sad threads where chams get their skin attached to the tape.... and well lets just say bad things happen.
 
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