Please Help! Cannot find answer anywhere!

misskiwi26

New Member
Hi, my veiled chameleon is very sick and has an appointment this upcoming week but in the meantime I’m having to force feed her :( I am giving gerbers baby first baby food as well as other things. I can not find the answer anywhere on the internet as to how much baby food can/should you feed them in one sitting if they are not eating on their own at all?? Please help
 

Jpeff

Chameleon Enthusiast
If you fill this out. Someone will help makes it easier also great to bring to vet with you. Never heard of baby food.
 

Jpeff

Chameleon Enthusiast
Here is some recommended information to include when asking for help in the health clinic forum. By providing this information you will receive more accurate and beneficial responses. It might not be necessary to answer all these questions, but the more you provide the better. Please remember that even the most knowledgeable person can only guess at what your problem may be. Only an experienced reptile veterinarian who can directly examine your animal can give a true diagnosis of your chameleon's health.


Chameleon Info:
  • Your Chameleon - The species, sex, and age of your chameleon. How long has it been in your care?
  • Handling - How often do you handle your chameleon?
  • Feeding - What are you feeding your cham? What amount? What is the schedule? How are you gut-loading your feeders?
  • Supplements - What brand and type of calcium and vitamin products are you dusting your feeders with and what is the schedule?
  • Watering - What kind of watering technique do you use? How often and how long to you mist? Do you see your chameleon drinking?
  • Fecal Description - Briefly note colors and consistency from recent droppings. Has this chameleon ever been tested for parasites?
  • History - Any previous information about your cham that might be useful to others when trying to help you.

Cage Info:
  • Cage Type - Describe your cage (Glass, Screen, Combo?) What are the dimensions?
  • Lighting - What brand, model, and types of lighting are you using? What is your daily lighting schedule?
  • Temperature - What temp range have you created (cage floor to basking spot)? Lowest overnight temp? How do you measure these temps?
  • Humidity - What are your humidity levels? How are you creating and maintaining these levels? What do you use to measure humidity?
  • Plants - Are you using live plants? If so, what kind?
  • Placement - Where is your cage located? Is it near any fans, air vents, or high traffic areas? At what height is the top of the cage relative to your room floor?
  • Location - Where are you geographically located?

Current Problem - The current problem you are concerned about.

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Please Note:
  1. The more details you provide the better and more accurate help you will receive.
  2. Photos can be very helpfu
 

ERKleRose

Chameleon Enthusiast
@kinyonga should be able to help you out the best! Wlcome on here! How old is you cham? I'd personally stick with the bug juice recipe kinyonga linked in your other thread, but that may just be because I've never heard of baby food being used for chams before. Definitely fill out the form @Jpeff posted in as much detail as possible, it'll help us go over your husbandry and be a great thing to bring with you to the vet to help them understand everything better! Pics of your cham, it's cage, and it's lights would be much appreciated, too!
 

kinyonga

Chameleon Queen
I have suggested to some people to feed a constipated chameleon a little bit of pear babyfood sometimes.. Vets often give you critical care for a sick chameleon...IMHO, that's not really any better. I think both are ok to use for very short periods of time....but I have no studies as proof.
 

kinyonga

Chameleon Queen
You asked...."how much baby food can/should you feed them in one sitting if they are not eating on their own at all?? Please help"...how much you can feed them depends on the size and age of your chameleon. I don't know the size of your chameleon nor do I know the age.
As for should you feed it to them....as I've said....it might be ok for a very short period of time.
The bug juice is, IMHO, better because it's more natural because of the bugs in it.
 
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