New Vieled owner, Question on intake?

Sawa Cham

New Member
I have a Female I believe to be about 1/2 yr old. I have plans for breading in the future. I feed her around 5 crickets a day,med - large. Of coarse I keep crickets seperate and fee them things like fruits. I just wonder If I should be feeding her more. Everytime I set a cricket in the cage, she literally runs to eat it.. I wonder if I should use some type of heavier insect. Her body is about 5inc long not including tail. She seems healthy.

 

Sawa Cham

New Member
Here she is again in her habitat, I have had her for almost 2 months. She seems to be growing fast. She shed once already.

 

brandychams

New Member
up to 6 months she shoukd eat 12-15 a day and 6-8 until about a year then youll want to control her intake to reduce the clutch size, 6-8 every other day
 

Jakama

Member
Your feeding is pretty similar to mine. I feed my six month old female veiled 6 crickets a day and usually a few small waxworms dusted with calcium. Beautiful chameleon, by the way.
 

jannb

Chameleon Enthusiast

Sawa Cham

New Member
Your feeding is pretty similar to mine. I feed my six month old female veiled 6 crickets a day and usually a few small waxworms dusted with calcium. Beautiful chameleon, by the way.
Welcome to the forums. She's a little cutie pie! At 6 months I would recommend feeding her 6 to 8 feeders depending on size every other day. The little girls are always starving. :) I've linked a couple of my blogs for you below. One for general care and the second for egg laying and the laying bin.
https://www.chameleonforums.com/blo...-keepers-young-veiled-panther-chameleons.html
https://www.chameleonforums.com/blogs/jannb/345-egg-laying-laying-bin.html
Thx for the info guys and making me feel good about my Chameleon. I guess she does look good! Ill check those links out too.
 

Sawa Cham

New Member
Your feeding is pretty similar to mine. I feed my six month old female veiled 6 crickets a day and usually a few small waxworms dusted with calcium. Beautiful chameleon, by the way.
When do I have to start thinking about the clutch? Is she old enough? Thx for the complement.. Everyone is making me feel good about my new pet here!!
 

Jakama

Member
On that, I'm really not sure. I think they become fertile at about five months, but I dunno when they start cycling infertile eggs. Of course, there is a certain way you can raise them that surpresses egg cycles. Think it has something to do with lowering temperatures and feeding her less. This guy talks about it: http://raisingkittytheveiledchameleon.blogspot.com/2007/12/keeping-female-veiled.html
My chameleon is very pregnant at six or so months old, but I think her clutch might actually be fertile. She was kept in very poor conditions, with about six other chameleons.
 
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