Future Chameleon

Drusz

New Member
Im looking to get a chameleon in February and am set on a veiled chameleon. I know they are to be fed multiple times per day and food should be dusted for calcium. When feeding should you dust all meals that day? Or should you dust them once or twice. Don't want my future chameleon to get bone issues. Thanks for all ideas.
 

Fiona's Mom

Chameleon Enthusiast
Im looking to get a chameleon in February and am set on a veiled chameleon. I know they are to be fed multiple times per day and food should be dusted for calcium. When feeding should you dust all meals that day? Or should you dust them once or twice. Don't want my future chameleon to get bone issues. Thanks for all ideas.
You will find alt of information here:
https://www.chameleonforums.com/blogs/veiled-chameleon-care-sheet.401/

Alot depends on the age of the veiled you get...a young one needs fed more than one 6mo and older. We need more information before we can give you specifics. Male? Female? Age?
Welcome...you will get lots if help here as soon as you have more details on your veiled.
https://www.chameleonforums.com/threads/how-to-ask-for-help.66/
 

Drusz

New Member
You will find alt of information here:
https://www.chameleonforums.com/blogs/veiled-chameleon-care-sheet.401/

Alot depends on the age of the veiled you get...a young one needs fed more than one 6mo and older. We need more information before we can give you specifics. Male? Female? Age?
Welcome...you will get lots if help here as soon as you have more details on your veiled.
https://www.chameleonforums.com/threads/how-to-ask-for-help.66/
Thank you for all the help! Will definitely look into it more.
 

JoshD49

Chameleon Enthusiast
Like they said if it's young I let them eat as much as they want. Cutting them off only later in the day to make sure they have enough time to basking and digest before the lights go out. All of mine slowed down on their own by 6 months. My veiled is 9 months now and he eats about 10 in the morning and I will offer him a couple more in the afternoon to see if he wants more. He usually takes them. Haha. Females have a strict schedule once they hit maturity to ensure they are not laying too often.

Once you get yours we can help plan a better feeding schedule with the the sex and age info.
 

Drusz

New Member
Like they said if it's young I let them eat as much as they want. Cutting them off only later in the day to make sure they have enough time to basking and digest before the lights go out. All of mine slowed down on their own by 6 months. My veiled is 9 months now and he eats about 10 in the morning and I will offer him a couple more in the afternoon to see if he wants more. He usually takes them. Haha. Females have a strict schedule once they hit maturity to ensure they are not laying too often.

Once you get yours we can help plan a better feeding schedule with the the sex and age info.
Thanks for the help and I'll be sure to notify you guys when I get my veiled. As I said won't get them till February, so I'd love the communities help before and when I finally get my chameleon.
 

JoshD49

Chameleon Enthusiast
Since you have time you should get your cage setup running and make sure your basking temps and humidity solid. Make sure your mister is working well and then maybe setup a cricket colony if you want. Send us a picture of your setup as you build it and we can really help you in the right direction so you don't waste time and money.
 
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