Graceful Chameleon won't eat

Kota

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I recently bought a graceful chameleon and she ate pretty well for the first few days. I am dusting the crickets in calcium with vitamin D3. I haven't seen her eat for 2 days. She will look at the crickets but won't eat at all. Is she just not hungry? help?
 

Elizadolots

New Member
Hi!

Is she an adult? If so, yes adults will go a day or even a few days without eating. I would suggest pulling the crickets from the cage and waiting a day before putting new, well fed crickets in with her.

As she's just almost certainly a wild caught animal, you might want to get a fecal test done for parasites. It's common for those caught in the wild to have parasites and they can lead to problems later. Even a vet that doesn't specialize in reptiles should be able to do this for you, so if you have a family vet, give them a call.

In general, people here suggest calcium without D3 every day and calcium with D3 twice a month. That's sort of based on Veileds and Panthers though, so might not apply. However, it sort of seems those species tolerate the supplements better than others, so I would really suggest you get some calcium without D3.

You probably also want to find a vitamin supplement to use a couple of times a month (not daily).
 
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