How Many Dubia Roaches do I Feed My Panther Chameleon?

salty dog

Chameleon Enthusiast
I would feed 10 -15 medium size roaches - crickets every other day, and water every other day alternating water - food, that's what I do with all my chams close to adult size or over 8 months, but I use a lot of water, 1/2 - 3/4 gallon per viv from a hudson sprayer, I have alot of plants in my vivs
 

Jada Eason

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I would feed 10 -15 medium size roaches - crickets every other day, and water every other day alternating water - food, that's what I do with all my chams close to adult size or over 8 months, but I use a lot of water, 1/2 - 3/4 gallon per viv from a hudson sprayer, I have alot of plants in my vivs
Thank you so much! Do you think you could send me a picture of your chameleon cage set up?
 

Han0915

Member
My cham is also about 7 months old, and he's literally only down to 1-2 hornworms (fairly large) or 1-2 medium-large dubias per day. They're extremely filling though so I understand why, plus the dubias I feed him are well gutloaded + over an inch each. They're much bigger than what ones he was on a month prior lol. However he'll eat unlimited amounts of mealworms if I let him, or around 7-10 crickets, so I guess the dubias/hornworms = roughly that amount since he's full after one usually.

He's not thin by any means, and looks quite healthy but I've been wondering this very thing too! He even has days where he just doesn't want to eat, but then will have a great appetite the following day. I basically just will feed him as much as he's willing to eat, minus the mealworms (only give him like 5 max couple times a week).

What sizes are the dubia's ? Are they smaller mediums? Just curious to see if ours both eat similar amounts or not! Your little guy is gorgeous btw, he and my Felix look very much alike!!
 

nightanole

Chameleon Enthusiast
This is with a medical scale accurate to 10mg:

adult cricket = .25g
male adult dubia = 1.50g
female adult dubia = 3.00g
adult superworm = .50g

Going by that, if my normal rate is 2 dozen crickets, thats 3 adult male dubia by nutrition content.

If you want other sizes let me know. I tried a 1" nymph but it was 1.25g so i kinda gave up.
 

AnamCara

Chameleon Enthusiast
This is with a medical scale accurate to 10mg:

adult cricket = .25g
male adult dubia = 1.50g
female adult dubia = 3.00g
adult superworm = .50g

Going by that, if my normal rate is 2 dozen crickets, thats 3 adult male dubia by nutrition content.

If you want other sizes let me know. I tried a 1" nymph but it was 1.25g so i kinda gave up.
@Kaizen
 

Tony_S

Chameleon Enthusiast
Is there a certain percentage weight of an adult chameleon that you should feed every other day. Say like 10-15% of thier body weight?
 

Jada Eason

New Member
My cham is also about 7 months old, and he's literally only down to 1-2 hornworms (fairly large) or 1-2 medium-large dubias per day. They're extremely filling though so I understand why, plus the dubias I feed him are well gutloaded + over an inch each. They're much bigger than what ones he was on a month prior lol. However he'll eat unlimited amounts of mealworms if I let him, or around 7-10 crickets, so I guess the dubias/hornworms = roughly that amount since he's full after one usually.

He's not thin by any means, and looks quite healthy but I've been wondering this very thing too! He even has days where he just doesn't want to eat, but then will have a great appetite the following day. I basically just will feed him as much as he's willing to eat, minus the mealworms (only give him like 5 max couple times a week).

What sizes are the dubia's ? Are they smaller mediums? Just curious to see if ours both eat similar amounts or not! Your little guy is gorgeous btw, he and my Felix look very much alike!!
Thank you!! Mine are a mixture of bigger medium and smaller medium. I hope this picture helps to show you the size.
 

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