superworms

jackthejellydragon

Avid Member
Hi everybody. I have a few questions about superworms. I was feeding super worms to my male veiled kiwi for about 4 or 5 months. Recently I have stopped because of the biting. I am super paranoid about my little guy getting bit by one. when I was feeding them they would sometime get on the side of his head or face and loosely latch on. he has never been bit but I did not want to risk it. should I feed them or should I be concerned about biting. Oh and should I feed the super worm beetles I know they eat beetles in the wild but are the super worm beetles healthy. thank you for the help:).
 

PoseidonTheChameleon

Chameleon Enthusiast
Many people say they crush their jaws.... not really sure how, but you could try that. I dont feed super worms so I'm not too informed on worm vs. Beetle 🙂
 

Flick boy

Chameleon Enthusiast
Yeah hi I've never used superworms for this reason I do use pachnoda grubs ,not sure if bitting would be any different 🤔 but only feed 1 a week as a treat and 2 waxworms. As for the bettles haven't a clue 🤣 I suppose it would depend on size but also maybe chitin levels. Or hornworms as all 3/4 are only treats.
 

Mendez

Chameleon Enthusiast
It never hurts to buy feeders a size down. Instead of feeding one or two big bugs that might do some damage to your cham if bitten, you could feed several smaller super worms that have a smaller chance of hurting your cham. How often do you feed super worms?

As for the beetles:
My understanding is that they are safe to eat as long as they are the appropriate size for your chameleon. These beetles tend to get pretty big and could pose a choking hazard as noted by one member in the first thread below. Summarizing all the threads and websites below, they are safe to feed.

(1) https://www.chameleonforums.com/threads/superworm-beetles-safe.141332/
(2) https://www.chameleonforums.com/threads/super-worm-beetles-question.106068/
(3) https://www.madcham.de/en/futtertie...you let them pupate,have left in your kitchen.
 
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