Is he too skinny?

Bubby

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I have a 3 or older or younger month old Veiled Chameleon. He eats SO MUCH. He can eat about more than 25 crickets a day! But, he always looks so skinny, like when he goes from branch to branch I can see his ribs clearly. I just want to know why he looks so skinny to me, even though he eats a lot?
 

deadhd5

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Its normal to see their ribs when they are on the move or stretched out.

A picture would be helpful to say for sure, but he is probably just fine with that type of food intake.
 

Bubby

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here is him stretching or going to a branch
 

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Bubby

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Sorry, but this is the picture of him basking/chilling
 

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deadhd5

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He looks a little on the skinny side, but nothing to worry about.

Are you feeding him any other feeders other than crickets?

Superworms and waxworms in moderation could put a little more meat on his bones. Also, make sure your bugs have a belly full of recently fed veggies to ensure proper nutrition.

Silkworms, dubia roaches, hornworms, snails, and flies are all great feeders to use as well.
 

Bubby

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I just get them from a shop close to me and they already are gut loaded. And i havnt been feeding him anything else than crickets because i dont know any other place to get them besides online.
 

rcdrivertim

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Don't trust them to be correctly gut loaded. Gut load them yourself to insure they are getting the right nutrition. Make sure you are giving him his vitamins as well. I got off the crickets and went to Dubia Roaches and Superworms.
 
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