Why do moths piss off your chameleon? And why don't you count them as food items? I use a bug napper almost nightly and feed them regularly to all of my chameleons. It is a bit of a chore to seperate small moths from large moths, but the brevs like them just as much as the panthers. If I didn't count moths as food items, then my male panther has only been fed about a half a dozen times in the last 6 months...? They have been his staple diet since March when they came out. Now that the weather is cooling down, the panthers are beginning to eat other kept food, mainly cockroaches and superworms. The really great thing about wild moths is that the chameleons pick up nutrients that they never get from farmed insects. I hand fed Spencer a half a dozen moths this morning.If you want to do see a pissed off chameleon throw in some moths. This will usually do the trick. I would not count these as a food item. I just think it is funny to watch at least with mine it is.
you might consider feeding her earlier in the day - say 3:00-ish. It's not the length of time, but they should never be fed too close to lights out. they need a minimum of basking time after eating their last meal in order to digest or it will ferment in their cool belly overnight. If this happened once in a while it is OK, but regularly will cause lots of health problems.Thanks for the reply. I will do that. Also am I waiting to long to feed her the first feeding is at 7am and again at 5pm?
Hi Jordon,Okay Heika you are right on that. If I could catch a moth as big as the one in your picture I would count that. The ones I see and catch in my area are small to say the least. I should have specified better what I was talking about.