How often do I feed him?


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At that age I feed till there fill and everyday feedings. If you would like you can fill out the help sheet and we can help you out more

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My guy at that age would eat 12-15 appropriately sized bugs a day. This would include small to medium BSFL, small hornworms, small superworms, and small crickets. If it looks bigger than the space between their eyes, its too big, although hornworms can be a little larger since its their girth not length that is important. Supposedly dubia are a heftier meal so he may not want to eat as many compared to crickets


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I fed a Variety of feeders at that age of about 20. If you feed superworms they should only account for 20% of the diet. Here is an image to help with feeders for your guy along with a gutloading image. This is important because you want to make sure you are feeding your feeders properly to ensure they pass on all the nutrients to your cham. As @JoXie411 said if you would like us to review everything please fill out the form. :) Welcome to the forum!

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