wax worms??

jeff138

New Member
nice!! great video:) my guy loves them to I just know there high in fat so I wanted to see how often and how many
 

ajacobson

New Member
oh I don't know about that. I just give a few as treats every few weeks. I usually get 10 at a time so when he gets his treats it's over a couple days, then not for a few more weeks.
 

ferretinmyshoes

Veterinarian
Staff member
Wax worms are pretty fatty, and not too full of nutrients so using them as a treat is fine, but they're not good as a staple. The way ajacobson described sounds like a good plan. Butterworms, hornworms, and silkworms are more nutritious and can be given more often. I'll give butterworms pretty often, if not every feeding when I have them. But I don't always have them around.
 

chams1

Member
I never use wax worms just because they are so high in fat and worthless in terms of nutrition. There are so many other things you can purchase that would be better for your chammies. FYI - Elliot and Sandy at Chameleons Northwest generally have butterworms for purchase. Otherwise, the silkies and horn worms work well.

Also, if you want a treat (that is also worthless in terms of nutrition...:rolleyes:) for your chams, try flies. I will have some at the show on Saturday. :D
 
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