How to make my babies begin to eat Cricket

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by snake3c, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. snake3c

    snake3c Member

    I 've got two cham babies they are about 7 weeks old or more
    I heard that fruit flies are not nutritious as much as cricket ?
    When I put cricket in front of them .They just watch and watch , then go away
    Should I stop feed flies for a day and make them a little hungry ?
    The flies always escape from the cage ,it almost made me crazy :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

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    One more question, It's really a boy?I brought it as a girl :unsure::unsure:
     
  2. Dave85731

    Dave85731 Member

    I put them in a little cup and put sticks across the top for them to walk and pick the crickets off they'll disappear I even do it with freshly hatched dubias to
     
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  3. snake3c

    snake3c Member

    I did so but they do not eat .Should I make them a little hungry ? As their father I am not willing to make them hungry more than a minute :D:D
     
  4. ChamLB

    ChamLB Avid Member

    Get the smallest pinheads you can. Keep trying it can take a while for them to recognize new feeders. It's in their best interest to eat a variety.
    Bean beetles are another good feeder choice for young chameleons.
     
  5. TCMontium

    TCMontium Member

    Also another method: If you can get them to eat fruit flies from your fingers or from a tweezer, they will think anything you give them with your fingers/tweezer is food, even pinheads.
    But be careful not to hold too tight, their tongue might get hurt.
     
  6. Dave85731

    Dave85731 Member

    Eventually they'll get the hang of it lol leave the cup in there and keep feeding flies they'll eventually disappear
     
  7. ChamLB

    ChamLB Avid Member

    If you keep a slice of orange or banana in a feed cup the fruit flies will stay on that and less will get out.
     
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  8. dizasteR

    dizasteR New Member

    Looks like a male to me:rolleyes:. I use exo terras for my baby panther ff cant escape so i just free feed them my little guy ignored feeder cups:mad: and ate anything free range right away:LOL:. A cup with something sticking up attached in the middle of cup would work good the fruit flys would all climb it and should stay near the top of stick going towards light, When dusted they cant climb well till they clean themselves so just a feeder cup should work if dusted. Mine was started on pin head crickets i just give hydei FF as a treat.
     
  9. snake3c

    snake3c Member

    they are afraid of me when I put flies in my hand they went away soon
    Maybe when they grow bigger It will be better
     
  10. snake3c

    snake3c Member

    This morning the big baby cham ate 3 crickets almost 0.5~ 0.7cm
    And the small baby ate only one cricket less than 0.5cm
    But I think It's a good start maybe
     
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  11. snake3c

    snake3c Member

    Before I feed them cricket I also keep a box of cherry roach But they refuse to eat neither

    This morning they have eaten many crickets :LOL:

    So, we hold a meeting about how to deal with those roaches

    I think they all are Survivors and they deserved to be free now But my wife insist they should be burned to death :confused:

    At last I send half of them free far away of our house and my wife burn the rest
     
  12. kinyonga

    kinyonga Chameleon Enthusiast

    Make sure the crickets are not too big for them. Crickets are a good food for babies because they can be fed and gutloaded a good diet of greens, fruits and a bit of fruit and are easy to dust. Of course using other insects for variety is good too.
     
  13. snake3c

    snake3c Member

    Will the cricket bite small cham at night?
     
  14. kinyonga

    kinyonga Chameleon Enthusiast

    It could. I always leave some greens and veggies in the cage with the baby to give the insects something else to bite besides the chameleon.
     
  15. snake3c

    snake3c Member

    Thanks a lot for your kindly advise !!!:LOL:
     
  16. kinyonga

    kinyonga Chameleon Enthusiast

    You're welcome!
     

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