Is my chameleon hungry?

KiwitheCham19

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From what I’ve read on here and other sources, I should begin slowing down/limiting feeding for my Cham once they are closer to adult size/age.

I got Kiwi August 2021 when he was a baby (approx 1.5-2 months old based on size). He could eat 10-20 small crickets/Dubai’s a day.

Around 6ish months I noticed a lot of feeders leftover/hiding in his cage so I reduced the feeding to 8-12 medium crickets/dubias daily

Now he’s around 11 months and eating 5-8 medium crickets/large Dubai’s daily for the past 1-2 months.

I have been ~attempting~ to lower to every other day. But the days he doesn’t get food he will go to his feeder cup and look in it like he wants food :/

On one hand I don’t want him getting overweight and unhealthy. On the other I don’t want to starve him.

Notes to add: he’s been shedding a lot lately (section by section), and I’ve noticed him nibble on his plants more often since reducing the feeding.

1. Am I feeding too much/little or enough?
2. If too much, what’s the proper way of reducing the feeding schedule in a healthy way?
 

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Beman

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So they will go to the feeder... We train them to eat from this so they will go there to look and see if there is food.

You want to take him to every other day feedings at this point with 5-8 feeders. Then when he hits 1 year your reducing to 3-5 feeders every other day. You can also kick them over to feeding 3 days a week at that point.

If you post more pics of him at different angles including straight on so we can see the girth of the casque that would be helpful. :)
 

KiwitheCham19

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So they will go to the feeder... We train them to eat from this so they will go there to look and see if there is food.

You want to take him to every other day feedings at this point with 5-8 feeders. Then when he hits 1 year your reducing to 3-5 feeders every other day. You can also kick them over to feeding 3 days a week at that point.

If you post more pics of him at different angles including straight on so we can see the girth of the casque that would be helpful. :)

I added some more angles, they are all within the past 2 months. His casque was crooked when he was a baby and as he grew it straightened out quite a bit.

I always thought his casque was pretty narrow, let me know if he looks healthy to you!
 

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MissSkittles

Chameleon Enthusiast
I love his colors and markings! He looks good to my eyes. 🥰 Veileds will always look and act hungry. As soon as I walk in the room, mine all immediately head to their feeders and look inside, looking sad and hopeful.
 

Beman

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He looks great physically. At a good weight too. I just like to see the cham to ensure I have given the correct advice. :)
 
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