Help with age and how often to feed and how much

Jpeff

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Chameleon Info:
  • Your Chameleon - The species, sex, and age of your chameleon. How long has it been in your care?veiled chameleon male age unknown had hime for almost 2 months
  • Handling - How often do you handle your chameleon?2 to 3 times a week only if he climbs on hand on own
  • Feeding - What are you feeding your cham? What amount? What is the schedule? How are you gut-loading your feeders?he's eat crickets about 5 a day with 10 or 12 Dubai roaches and a small horn worm dusted with flukes calcium everyday and on 1st and 15th dust with zoo med reptivite with do
  • Supplements - What brand and type of calcium and vitamin products are you dusting your feeders with and what is the schedule?flukes calcium with out d3 everyday but 1st and 15th and zoo med reptivite with do on 1 st and 15th
  • Watering - What kind of watering technique do you use? How often and how long to you mist? Do you see your chameleon drinking?hand mist before light on and after lights off for two minutes. Also have dropper during day seen him drink off leaves
  • Fecal Description - Briefly note colors and consistency from recent droppings. Has this chameleon ever been tested for parasites?dark color with white been tested for parasites
  • History - Any previous information about your cham that might be useful to others when trying to help you.got him from pet store in town

Cage Info:
  • Cage Type - Describe your cage (Glass, Screen, Combo?) What are the dimensions?screen 24x24x48
  • Lighting - What brand, model, and types of lighting are you using? What is your daily lighting schedule?t5ho uvb 6% 24 inch 8 inches above basking spot a 50 watt daylight heat bulb and a t5ho grow light 24 inch
  • Temperature - What temp range have you created (cage floor to basking spot)? Lowest overnight temp? How do you measure these temps?floor is 68-70 basking spot 82-84 depending on how hot outside. Use digital thermometer with both probs
  • Humidity - What are your humidity levels? How are you creating and maintaining these levels? What do you use to measure humidity?during day 41% nights in 80% use digital probe made by zoo med
  • Plants - Are you using live plants? If so, what kind?pathos money tree umbrella tree and wondering jew
  • Placement - Where is your cage located? Is it near any fans, air vents, or high traffic areas? At what height is the top of the cage relative to your room floor?in basement on counter top top of cage is a 7 ft
  • Location - Where are you geographically located?Virginia

Current Problem - The current problem you are concerned about.wondering his age and how much and often should I feed him
 

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kinyonga

Chameleon Queen
I love translucents!

He looks pretty much full grown so only needs to be fed two or three times a week and only about 5 crickets (or equal value in other insects) per feeding. You don't want him to be fat so he will live longer. It would be easier to be sure he's an adult if there was something like a hand or ruler near him in the photo.
 

Jpeff

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Put horbworm on arm ran out to get it
 

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Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
I would say about 7-9 months old based on his size. He has some beautiful markings. I would do feedings every other day at this point. 6-9 feeders. In a few months you would cut him back to every other day 2-3 feeders. We do this at 12 months old.


I can go through your husbandry form. give me a bit.
 

Jpeff

Member
He has grown like 2.5 3 inches last 2 months way bigger then the ones that were same size at store. Thank you for your time
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
@Jpeff See my feedback below in bold. :)


Handling - How often do you handle your chameleon?2 to 3 times a week only if he climbs on hand on own Good.
Your Chameleon
- The species, sex, and age of your chameleon. How long has it been in your care?veiled chameleon male age unknown had hime for almost 2 months I would say 7-9 months old based on size and how subtle his barring is showing. His bars will stand out much more as he matures. Also looks like his translucent coloring is still changing. This slows as they are mature.
  • Feeding - What are you feeding your cham? What amount? What is the schedule? How are you gut-loading your feeders?he's eat crickets about 5 a day with 10 or 12 Dubai roaches and a small horn worm dusted with flukes calcium everyday and on 1st and 15th dust with zoo med reptivite with d. So I would start working him into an every other day feeding schedule of 6-9 feeders. The goal is at a year old they are only getting 2-3 every other day. This will make it so he does not become obese which is all too common with Veileds.
  • Supplements - What brand and type of calcium and vitamin products are you dusting your feeders with and what is the schedule?flukes calcium with out d3 everyday but 1st and 15th and zoo med reptivite with do on 1 st and 15th. This is perfect.
  • Watering - What kind of watering technique do you use? How often and how long to you mist? Do you see your chameleon drinking?hand mist before light on and after lights off for two minutes. Also have dropper during day seen him drink off leaves. great... Cover your electric plug on the wall. Last thing you need is water getting in there lol.
  • Fecal Description - Briefly note colors and consistency from recent droppings. Has this chameleon ever been tested for parasites?dark color with white been tested for parasites
  • History - Any previous information about your cham that might be useful to others when trying to help you.got him from pet store in town

Cage Info:
  • Cage Type - Describe your cage (Glass, Screen, Combo?) What are the dimensions?screen 24x24x48 perfect
  • Lighting - What brand, model, and types of lighting are you using? What is your daily lighting schedule?t5ho uvb 6% 24 inch 8 inches above basking spot a 50 watt daylight heat bulb and a t5ho grow light 24 inch. This is good as well. With the 6% your looking for a 8-9 inch distance to the branch below for an approximate 3 UVI level. At 8 inches your within this limit.
  • Temperature - What temp range have you created (cage floor to basking spot)? Lowest overnight temp? How do you measure these temps?floor is 68-70 basking spot 82-84 depending on how hot outside. Use digital thermometer with both probs. Good Make sure your getting a night time temp drop to at least 65. They really need the cool down.
  • Humidity - What are your humidity levels? How are you creating and maintaining these levels? What do you use to measure humidity?during day 41% nights in 80% use digital probe made by zoo med. good.
  • Plants - Are you using live plants? If so, what kind?pathos money tree umbrella tree and wondering jew. Perfect
  • Placement - Where is your cage located? Is it near any fans, air vents, or high traffic areas? At what height is the top of the cage relative to your room floor?in basement on counter top top of cage is a 7 ft
  • Location - Where are you geographically located?Virginia

Current Problem - The current problem you are concerned about.wondering his age and how much and often should I feed him See info above. Let me know if you have any questions. Looks as though you found good info. Nothing really for me to suggest. Your doing a great job with him. He is a very handsome young guy.
 
I’m a newer chameleon owner so definitely listen to the more veterans on this post but he look about 8 months to me. Feed him once a day in the morning so he has time all day to digest and do about 8 to 10 feeders because he is still a sub adult.
 
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