Stomach content...wild chameleons...

kinyonga

Chameleon Enthusiast
"Chamaeleo dilepis feeds on a range of arthropods, but their diet is dominated both numerically and volumetrically by orthopterans, followed by coleopterans."...
https://bioone.org/journals/Brevior...aeleo-dilepis-In-Southern/10.3099/532.1.short

"Examination of grasshopper phenology in coastal habitats of the southeastern Iberian Peninsula, and of the change in chameleon habitat utilization and mobility during the mating period, verified that the common chameleon appears to consume grasshoppers in approximate proportion to their abundance"...
https://www.researchgate.net/public...us_1758_in_the_southeastern_Iberian_Peninsula
 
Last edited:

jamest0o0

Chameleon Enthusiast
Cool thanks for posting, the orthopterans makes sense, wouldn't have guessed the second would be beetles though. I've seen my cham eat them outside, but I don't think many people offer them as a food source.
 
Top Bottom