Sources- I highly encourage everyone to do their own research. This is merely a summary of facts that can be found through many sources. I paraphrased many of these sections from:
Reptile Medicine and Surgery, Mader
North American Veterinary Conference Procedings 2007
Speakers- Dr. Mader
Dr. Mark Mitchell- LSU
Dr. Fleming- Disney’s Animal Programs
Dr Pare- Toronto Zoo
My personal notes from veterinary school
Endocronology and Reproduction- Feldman and Nelson 3rd edition
I know that someone will ask what I am doing for my chams. So here it is. I have no real reason for this protocol other than it is similar to that used by some successful cham breeders.
I change my UVB lighting every 6 months. (probably unnecessary)
Gut-load with WER carrots, romaine, and orange
Juviniles Calcium w/o D3 twice a week
Multivitamin twice a week
Adults- Calcium w/o D3 once a week
Multivitamin once a month
Females (gravid) –Calcium w/o D3 twice a week
Multivitamin once to twice a week
I WOULD LOVE ANY AND ALL FEEDBACK.
Absolutely, I feed them every other day to my jacksons chameleon.Thank you so much.. I have a Repti Calcium with D3, just need to pick up the other two then.
Oh and going to pick up some of this plastic stuff that I can heat and mold to see if I can reconstruct the pan I was wanting to do.. going to cross my fingers.. for now, Ill use a garden pan under the cage and lift it up with 4 half bricks inside..
Almost forgot.. what about phoenix worms.. I feed them to my bearded.. are they ok to also feed to Stan Lee?