other than bugs what can a chameleon eat?

Discussion in 'Chameleon Food' started by foxymiche, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. foxymiche

    foxymiche New Member

    hi all,

    just researching at the mo so please forgive my stupid questions...

    was just wondering... apart from crickets/wax worms etc do chameleons eat anything else like fruit or leaves? and if so how often?

  2. Amanda S

    Amanda S New Member

    Amongst other things that other people will tell you the vet told me to try giving rose petals, carnations, and of course hibiscus. She said it might be hard to get the cham to eat it and I might have to offer it daily for a month or so until she gains any interest. My chameleon personally does not eat leaves or flowers but I am trying. She likes to kill hibiscus's though. I've also heard grapes are good. And leafy greens except spinach. Maybe kale and escarole.
  3. Ryan Jarosek

    Ryan Jarosek New Member

    It should probably be noted that Veileds will eat fruit and leaves/greens. A panther other than a very rare occurrence does not eat fruits/greens.
  4. dseriesrider

    dseriesrider New Member

    how do you offer your cham fruit, leaves, and greens? and what kind of fruit?
  5. Brad Ramsey

    Brad Ramsey Retired Moderator

    In addition to the safe live plants in the enclosure, I offer collard greens ... and that is all.
    Dark leafy greens such as collards are high in calcium and readily accepted.
    Use a clip to secure the greens to a branch in the enclosure.


  6. foxymiche

    foxymiche New Member

    and also how do you feed them it? i am planning on getting a yemen/veiled cham. will it eat the fruit out of my hand or should i leave it on a branch to start with?
  7. Vegas Chad

    Vegas Chad Avid Member

    Small mice. . .
  8. foxymiche

    foxymiche New Member

    oh thanks, must of replied at the same time! lol
  9. foxymiche

    foxymiche New Member

    mice- really?! i tried giving my leopard gecko a pinky once and it didnt touch it!
  10. Ryan Jarosek

    Ryan Jarosek New Member

    There really are no stupid questions. You are doing the right thing and researching. No one here will get down on you for that.

    Just wanted to make that point and wanted to say welcome to the forum.
  11. kinyonga

    kinyonga Chameleon Enthusiast

    A veiled chameleon can eat dandelion leaves, kale, collards, endive, escarole, mustard greens, slivers of the following veggies..sweet red peppers, carrots, squash, sweet potato, squash, zucchini as well as a bit of fruit (apple, pear, melon and berries). Some people say that the sweet potato should be slightly cooked. They can also eat non-toxic flowers and plant leaves that have come from a safe source (no pesticides, etc.)

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