Feeding Schedule (help)

Russellan

Member
Hello guyss
I have a veiled chameleon ,
male
About 3 years
Lighting: t5 about 10-12 hours
He has mbd unfortunately.
I feed him 5-6 mealworms
( i give the mealworm sweet potato, oats, carrots, potato and green vegetable )

per day and dust them with calcium (I use zoomed calcium with d3 twice a week)
I don't know how to reorder and organize his feeding schedule
I will get asap zoomed calcium without d3 and multivitamin Repashy Calcium plus LoD
The question is
How can i offer the best treatment and schedule feeding for my cham?
 

MissSkittles

Chameleon Enthusiast
Hi. What happened with your female? Did she lay her eggs?
Are mealworms all you can get? Locusts, roaches and other feeders aren’t available?
For the supplements, you want to use a phosphorus-free calcium without D3 at every feeding. Then use the Repashy calcium with LoD for one feeding every other week. That already has the D3 in it so no need to use the calcium with D3. Giving too much D3 can be just as bad as mbd from not giving any. The T5 uvb is correct and should have an Arcadia 6% or ReptiSun 5.0 bulb in it. Lights on for 12 hours and full darkness for 12 hours.
Can you post a picture of your chameleon and of his enclosure?
 

Russellan

Member
Hi. What happened with your female? Did she lay her eggs?
Are mealworms all you can get? Locusts, roaches and other feeders aren’t available?
For the supplements, you want to use a phosphorus-free calcium without D3 at every feeding. Then use the Repashy calcium with LoD for one feeding every other week. That already has the D3 in it so no need to use the calcium with D3. Giving too much D3 can be just as bad as mbd from not giving any. The T5 uvb is correct and should have an Arcadia 6% or ReptiSun 5.0 bulb in it. Lights on for 12 hours and full darkness for 12 hours.
Can you post a picture of your chameleon and of his enclosure?
Unfortunately she passed away this morning, because of eggs bound
may she Rest In Peace.
Only we have doubia and mealworm sadly.
photo of his cage isn't right now available.
I will attach it asap
 

Russellan

Member
Hi. What happened with your female? Did she lay her eggs?
Are mealworms all you can get? Locusts, roaches and other feeders aren’t available?
For the supplements, you want to use a phosphorus-free calcium without D3 at every feeding. Then use the Repashy calcium with LoD for one feeding every other week. That already has the D3 in it so no need to use the calcium with D3. Giving too much D3 can be just as bad as mbd from not giving any. The T5 uvb is correct and should have an Arcadia 6% or ReptiSun 5.0 bulb in it. Lights on for 12 hours and full darkness for 12 hours.
Can you post a picture of your chameleon and of his enclosure?
Calcium every feeding? It dosen't causes edema right?
And this product free-phosphorus isn't?
 

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kinyonga

Chameleon Queen
Sorry for the loss of your female. May she RIP.

Where do you live?
What's being done to correct the MBD in your male?
Did you see a vet about it?
 

Russellan

Member
i live in Saudi Arabia
Unfortunately We don't have a lot of chooses about insects. And as i said we only have mealworms and dubia
Besides take a look at his elbow and ankle
 

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MissSkittles

Chameleon Enthusiast
That does not look at all like a 3 year old male veiled. The bend of the leg does look like severe mbd. Can you post more pics of the whole chameleon? On the back feet, are there pronounced nubs like in my pic below?
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