Can you feed your Jackson chameleon fruits and veggies? I heard of feeding them to veiled but can Jackson eat them too?
It isn't normal for them to chew on Ficus. They may be desperate for something (moisture, nutrients), so tell us more about how you care for them...watering, feeding, gutloading, supplements, etc.Both my male and female are always munching on my ficus that I have in their cage. Now off to get some veggies and fruit for them.
While eating fruits and veggies is true for some chameleons such as veiled chameleons, it is not for Jacksons. Also some do chew on ficus, but not Jacksons. Please be sure you have accurate info before stating is, as many people will read it as fact. If a Jackson is eating vegetation there may be something wrong.You can feed fruits and vegetables to your cham but in a limited quantity.
It isn't normal for them to chew on Ficus. They may be desperate for something, so tell us more about how you care for them...watering, feeding, gutloading, supplements, etc.
My Jackson typically doesn't start drinking until the mister has been on for a few minutes. I have a 2-5 minute mist in the morning, two 10 minute sessions in the middle of the day, and a 3 minute about 2.5 hours before lights off,First off, I believe you are over supplementing them.
But more importantly, you need the mister to go off more frequently.
I have my mister set for every 2 hours for 2 minutes, and my female veiled still gets a bit dehydrated at times.
I suggest doing it every hour to every 2 hours and have it go off for that amount of time, if not even longer.
Jacksons LOVE water, and some are tricky to get to drink, so many jax owners have their misters go off for much longer periods of time,