How many to feed/ what to gut load with

Discussion in 'Chameleon Food' started by gperlman, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. gperlman

    gperlman New Member

    I just received my dubia roaches yesterday in the mail and I am unsure as to how much to feed my guy. I received a starter colony with tons of different sized roaches but i am only used to giving him crickets. He is about 11months old and is a normal weight panther. I used to give him around 10-15 medium/large crickets daily.
    Also, I was wondering what everyone's Fav 5 was to gutload their dubia.

    Any info helps. Thanks :)
     
  2. tkilgour

    tkilgour Member

    I guess the amount will depend on the size dubias you are feeding him. You can gutload roaches the same as crickets. They will eat nuts, seeds, and veggies. I feed dubias, hemp seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, kale, collard greens, turnip greens, squash, clover, alfalfa, and DinoFuel.
     
  3. nightanole

    nightanole Chameleon Enthusiast

    What he said. As for size, they are about 3x bigger per inch than crickets and about 5x the calories per inch. They are like M&M's with legs when properly gut loaded. Mine went from 2 dozen full sized crickets down to 4 or so almost adult nymphs.
     
  4. gperlman

    gperlman New Member

    Thanks for the info, just wanted to make sure i wasnt overfeeding him.
     
  5. sandrachameleon

    sandrachameleon Chameleon Enthusiast

    a couple crickets plus a couple roaches per day will be fine. Of course Im sure you are also offering other prey items instead periodically.
     
  6. gperlman

    gperlman New Member

    As a treat he gets an occasional mealworm but other than that its hard to find a variety of feeders around me. He used to just get crickets but i finally started with dubias. He hasnt shown the biggest liking for them yet but hopefully he will soon.
     

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