It totally depends on what you mean by "worms". If you mean earthworms, then no. If you mean silkworms, then yes, they can be a staple. Of course the best diet would be one that is as varied as possible. I mainly feed dubia and supers, plus silks, butters and crickets on occasion.Can you feed chams just worms instead of crickets?
And he is a gorgeous one at that!!! wow!!! That gives me hope cause mine loves supers, silks, horns, waxies, and has not eaten a cricket in 5 months!!I gutload my supers very well also.yes, the cham in my avatar has not eaten a cricket in two years. he loves the supers. change up the gut load often.
I have a screen cage.Are you using a standard screen cage or are they wide mesh? Personally I am not a fan of cup feeding. Totally un-natural but there are some exceptions like worms that do not stick to the cage or branch or roaches that quickly go hide under plant pots etc.
he stopped eating crickets when he was around a year. he will now eat horn wax and silk worms but his fav is the super. He has never had any heath problems. there for a while he would not eat anything but supers.And he is a gorgeous one at that!!! wow!!! That gives me hope cause mine loves supers, silks, horns, waxies, and has not eaten a cricket in 5 months!!I gutload my supers very well also.
Then you shouldnt be worried about the bugs escaping! Again, cup feeding is very unnatural. It may cause a chameleon to get "lazy tongue" or just lazy its self altogether. Some will just sit by that cup all day long waiting for the owner to refill it. You want your chameleon to keep guessing if there is any food left in the enclosure. This way he will be more active during the day. Hunting is also one of the coolest things to watch chameleons do!! Again, you want to feed bugs that can devour nutritious gut loads you make as staples and every thing else as "enrichment feeders".I have a screen cage.
They don't escape out of the cage. When I open the container they always jump out and I can never catch them.
Well I got yes and no so im confused now lol.
What do you use besides soft bodied worms?LOL! I see now! I use a large plastic bin for my crickets. Its tall enough they cant jump out. I just stick a cup down in a snag some or hit the egg crate on top of the cup dumping them in. Dust them in the cup and toss in the cage.
I say no to feeders like wax, silk, butter and other soft body worms. I have never used super worms but others do and say they can gut load well. My concern would be with the gut loading. You want bugs that will devour a well balanced gut load of veggies and fruits. As was said, dubia roaches cant climb smooth surfaces and they devour gut loads. These would be a good alternative to crickets.