Veiled eating dirt

Anisa.corp

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my cham started trying to eat his dirt a lot he climbs to the bottom and tries o get dirt but i put him back at the top does anyone know why?
 

janjan20

Chameleon Enthusiast
Veiled's are notorious dirt eaters! Lol! Some say it’s do to a possible mineral deficiency but not proven. Do you have river rocks covering the top of the plant? All mine eat dirt from time to time even with rocks covering. They still manage to get some. As long as they are not consuming it in large quantities they are at low risk for impaction and it’s organic/pesticide free IMO I would not worry.
 

jacksonchamnew

Avid Member
My cham has eaten a whole potted plant and killed two of them. It is veil and I think they like Episcia plants. I saw him eat dirt.
 

Anisa.corp

Established Member
Veiled's are notorious dirt eaters! Lol! Some say it’s do to a possible mineral deficiency but not proven. Do you have river rocks covering the top of the plant? All mine eat dirt from time to time even with rocks covering. They still manage to get some. As long as they are not consuming it in large quantities they are at low risk for impaction and it’s organic/pesticide free IMO I would not worry.
Well actually my dirt has the little white pieces in it but I tried covering up with rock and he still gets to it
 

Lennoncham

Chameleon Enthusiast
You could cover the soil with some landscaping cloth then put rocks ontop to hold it down and hopefully keep him out. The white pieces are perlite you don’t want him eating that.

money trees aren’t the best plants for veileds they like to eat plants. There sap might be harmful but that’s still a debated topic. Also they tend to break fairly easily.
 
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