Nutritional

wst0209a

New Member
What do you guys think, is this a pretty good gutload? The recipe at http://www.adcham.com/html/husbandry/gutload.html is a little to much for me right now. Is there anything you would add to the one below or take away? Thank you.
NUTRIONALLY COMPLETE DRY CRICKET DIET
1 bag: Dry milk (D, calcium, iron)

1 cup: Sunflower seeds (E)

1 box: Rice baby cereal (iron, calcium, phosphorus, B1, B2, niacin)

1/3 cup: Spirulina (B1, B5, B6, B12, E, beta-carotene, iron, chlorophyll, amino acids)

3/4cup: Raw bee pollen (B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, folic acid, C, D, E, K, minerals)

1 cup: Wheat germ (E)

1 cup: Alfalfa leaf tablets (A, B6, E, K, enzymes)

1/2 cup: Dried sea kelp (iodine)

1 Dried egg yolk

1/2 cup: Dried high protein kitty chow or monkey chow

The entire mixture should be ground to a powder in a food processor. The diet can be refrigerated for up to one week, the remainder can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.
 

Brad Ramsey

Retired Moderator
I would eliminate the kitty/monkey chow and add some veggies.
collards
sweet potato
zuchinni
apple
carrots
Feed the dry and fresh foods in seperate areas of the enclosure.


-Brad
 

wst0209a

New Member
I thought that carrots were bad for the chameleons, and apples gave the crickets diarrhea. If I feed the crickets the mix above and some veggies is that good enough?
 

Brad Ramsey

Retired Moderator
Yep.
I haven't had trouble with carrots or apples in the feeder diet.
I do not feed them directly to the cham....only collards and romaine.

-Brad
 

wst0209a

New Member
How much greens do you feed them a week? I have no clue how much is good so sorry if it is a dumb question.
 

Brad Ramsey

Retired Moderator
You know what they say...."there are no dumb questions".
I offer greens at least three times a week. I don't think they can "overdose" on them though so every day would be fine.

-Brad
 
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