i tried to feed my new male cham he is only 3.5 months so the crickets he didn't are small and hard to find but i dont want him to get hurt from the crickets feeding on him
Luring crickets away with food could be a solid idea, and COULD work. But a responsible keeper would go the extra mile. Bowl feeding crickets to anything is a terrible idea, these guys don't hesitate to jump if they feel they need to flee from a predator, thus, your crickets are no longer in a bowl... The only time I use crickets, period, is when I have to feed babies that can't take mealworms for several reasons. Mealworms provide more protein, easier to dust, they don't jump, they don't chirp, and they can be cheaper. be careful though, small mealworms fed to babies CAN chew through the lining of their stomachs. As I said, stick with the small crickets if you must, but upgrade to mealworms when they're big enough to chew their food completely.
When dealing with crickets, invest in 10inch stainless steel feeding tongs (http://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-Stainless-Feeding-10-Inch/dp/B0006L2Y7A) it is one of the best investments I have ever made for my Chams. I can completely monitor how much they are fed, when they are fed, and rest assure knowing there aren't any left in the enclosure to hurt my babies. use the food dish as a "Dipping bowl", reach into your cricket holder and gently snag a cricket with your tongs (Patients...), dip the cricket in your "Dipping bowl" that is lightly powdered with calcium supplement to coat the cricket, then introduce it to your cham holding it within tounge's reach, hold your hand as steady as you can and let your cricket do the rest. If you succeed in NOT squeezing your cricket to a pulp, it will kick and scream enough to catch the little guy's attention. pay attention though, try your best to time the Cham's strike so that you can release the cricket from the tongs simultaneously, and repeat. it's fun for you and your peers to watch, it's healthy, it's safe, it's the best in my personal opinion and experience.