Hornworm feeding questions

Lacilolol

Member
I have an approx. 1 year old male Veiled Chameleon who loves hornworms and crickets! I feed him 8-10 large crickets a day and have been feeding him 2 hornworms with the crickets. Is this too much? I originally got the hornworms to help with his hydration but now he loves them! How often and how many should I feed him each time?
 

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Daesie11

Chameleon Enthusiast
I also stopped buying hornworms because of the growth issue, especially with it being summer. Maybe in the fall/winter I'll buy them again since the chill will keep them smaller. I would suggest trying silkworms if he likes the worms so much. Much more nutritional value! My boy loves them, ever since I got him to start eating them he is growing like crazy. He only takes 2-4 a day before turning back to his crickets, but it's enough to get him that boost of nutrients that he needs
 

CamoChameleonsHuman

Chameleon Enthusiast
I also stopped buying hornworms because of the growth issue, especially with it being summer. Maybe in the fall/winter I'll buy them again since the chill will keep them smaller. I would suggest trying silkworms if he likes the worms so much. Much more nutritional value! My boy loves them, ever since I got him to start eating them he is growing like crazy. He only takes 2-4 a day before turning back to his crickets, but it's enough to get him that boost of nutrients that he needs
+1 100% agree
 

Lacilolol

Member
I also stopped buying hornworms because of the growth issue, especially with it being summer. Maybe in the fall/winter I'll buy them again since the chill will keep them smaller. I would suggest trying silkworms if he likes the worms so much. Much more nutritional value! My boy loves them, ever since I got him to start eating them he is growing like crazy. He only takes 2-4 a day before turning back to his crickets, but it's enough to get him that boost of nutrients that he needs
Where do you purchase your silkworms?
 

Daesie11

Chameleon Enthusiast
Where do you purchase your silkworms?
Yeah, I think I'm going to go through Spyro at Morifeeders next. I just ordered a batch from dubiaroaches.com to use up some points I had saved up, but on my most recent batch I recieved only half of the worms I paid for. They compensated my account by putting points on it, but it was still frustrating because I went through those worms in a matter of days and now I dont have any left and wont be getting more until the end of the week. I also had to order a size up from what I wanted because they were out of their small feeders
 
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