Anyone ever use phoneix worms? Are they only good as an occasional treat or do they have the same nutritional value as a cricket? Thanks
First off, Chameleons sleep at night, they are diurnal. They eat during the day and use the heat from their basking light to digest their food. If fed at night, they are not able to digest their food properly and run the risk of becoming impacted and can lead to possible death. What time do lights go on and off? Try waiting an hour after lights go on, mist the entire enclosure, and then try and feed her. Is her feeding cup somewhere she can get to it easily?I just received my first order of worms yesterday. I mostly got them to try to entice my 2-3 month old female to eat. I have had her about a month or so, and as I have posted on other threads, I am having a heck of a time getting her to eat regularly. I rigged up a clay flower pot saucer, used cotton twine to make a plant holder for the dish, and put about 10 worms in it yesterday..... checked this morning when I turned her light on, and of course she hasn't touched them.... Grrrrr! My baby Bearded Dragon loves them though He ate about 7 yesterday.
I would try hand feedings with a feeder that moves a lot. I usually hand feed my chams and they do great. Have you tried some sort of fly? My guy loves Soldier Flies and am thinking of getting Blue Bottle Flies for him. I still wouldn't leave feeders in the cage after lights off.Oh, I also run a humidifier at night. I have tried every kind of container to get her to cup feed, but no luck. The only way I have gotten her to eat since she moved into her new cage is to take her out, and put her in a smaller container with the food. I did this twice with success. The last time I tried to do it she got really mad and stressed. She hissed at me, changed to dark, and refused to get on my hand so I backed off and let her be. Humidiity is good, temps are good, live plants in cage as well as fake..... don't know what other options I have at this point other than to keep offering her food in the cage. She looks to be in overall good health from what I can see, and what I know to look for.
What makes crickets and other species that eat gut loads superb is that they eat gut loads Phoenix worms are good for a treat or to add variety but shouldnt be considered for a staple feeder. I dont think any worm should IMO.Anyone ever use phoneix worms? Are they only good as an occasional treat or do they have the same nutritional value as a cricket? Thanks