What fruits can I feed my veiled?

Discussion in 'Chameleon Food' started by takeshinagano, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. takeshinagano

    takeshinagano New Member

    hi there, I was just wondering what kinds of fruit or veg can I feed my veiled chameleon along with the locusts, can i feed her oranges?
  2. camimom

    camimom New Member

    Whatever you feed the bugs, you can feed her.
    strawberries, bell pepers, mustard greens, collard greens. banana.
  3. takeshinagano

    takeshinagano New Member

    Thank you for the help :)
    Ive read somewhere that chameleons can suffer from over supplementation with vitamin dusts, does this apply to feeding them too much fruit rich in sepific minerals/vitamins or can I feed him as much as he can eat?
  4. okiroo

    okiroo Avid Member

    just feed fruit like sa treat. clair really likes grapes and tangarines so she only gets a little bit randomly. i think that its the sugar in fruits you need to watch out for.
  5. camimom

    camimom New Member

    Im not sure. but i would assume if she becomes a glutton over something maybe.
    but to be honest, i doubt she will keep eating and eating and eating something.
    though its best to mix up what you feed them, just in case.
    so if one day you feed her a sliver of strawberry, the next try a mustard green.

    but dont eb concerend if she doesnt eat it.
    my guy refueses to eat anything but his umbrella plant. and his bugs.
  6. okiroo

    okiroo Avid Member

    lol oh yeah. you'll walk in somedayd and notice munches on leaves if you have real plants. hibiscus on the other hand ,you might seem them eat. they loveeee hibiscus and eating the blooms! :)
  7. camimom

    camimom New Member

    notice them al the time.. v bites everywerhere on my scheffelara. but no, we cant eat anything else i give him, like bell pepper, apple, anything.
  8. takeshinagano

    takeshinagano New Member

    thank you guys for the advice!
  9. chameleonlover1234

    chameleonlover1234 New Member

    so if i do feed my little Reginald who is two months old would i dice the fruit or thinly slice them? :confused:
  10. Oliviabryant

    Oliviabryant Member

    While some things may be good to fee your chameleon they are not a good staple. You have to monitor the amounts that you allow them to have. Same with your gut loading.
    Here is excellent list that will give you detailed information on nutrional value as well as how much they can have
  11. junglefries

    junglefries Established Member


    Hibiscus plants. Hibiscus plants. Hibiscus plants. They offer water and some nutritional value. Just remember: NO plant fertilizers. Pureed baby foods (organic) will be relished also (leave smeared on an edible plant leaf or plate of sort).
    Newchamelmom likes this.
  12. armando

    armando Member

    mine really likes papaya...
    I believe its good because it has a muy higher calcium than phosporus ratio.
    I believe is somewhere around 5:1 c : p
  13. Tyaeda

    Tyaeda Member

    My veiled will eat little pieces of strawberry. They are still mainly insectivores, so you don't want vegetation being a big part of their diet.

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