What is the best food for chameleons?

Tony_S

Avid Member
Weird, when I first saw the thread the images were tiny. But now they are normal size.
 

AnamCara

Chameleon Enthusiast
Ok. How do you take care of crickets and other bugs?
So -- crickets kind of suck to keep -- but with almost any insect you can keep them in a bin with some cork bark or egg crates and keep them fed and clean. Cricket containers I cleaned every other day at the minimum. If you keep Dubia roaches they are easier to keep and require mostly spot cleaning if you keep them bioactive -- remove old food and replace.

For other insects, you'll want to do some research on how to keep them. Search around the forums here there is tons of information.
 
So -- crickets kind of suck to keep -- but with almost any insect you can keep them in a bin with some cork bark or egg crates and keep them fed and clean. Cricket containers I cleaned every other day at the minimum. If you keep Dubia roaches they are easier to keep and require mostly spot cleaning if you keep them bioactive -- remove old food and replace.

For other insects, you'll want to do some research on how to keep them. Search around the forums here there is tons of information.
Ok. Thanks!
 

AnamCara

Chameleon Enthusiast
@AnamCara and @Tony_S do you feed babies and juveniles the same types of food as adults just smaller, or is it completely different food?
Yup -- smaller. For really small babies people usually stick to pinheads and fruit flies -- but juveniles can do small crickets and tiny dubias if they'll eat them. When they're young it's more important to get them calories so they can grow -- so if you have a picky juvenile cham you can stick to whatever staples he likes best while always offering the others. Around a year you can get away with some tough love to increase variety.
 

AnamCara

Chameleon Enthusiast
What kind of chameleon are you getting? Do you have any other questions? Let me see if I can find the bare minimum equipment list I put together for some one.
 

AnamCara

Chameleon Enthusiast
You will need the following things at the least to provide adequate care.

Enclosure: https://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-ReptiBreeze-Screen-48-Inches/dp/B001PHABI8

https://www.amazon.com/Etekcity-Lasergrip-774-Non-contact-Thermometer/dp/B00837ZGRY/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?keywords=temp+gun&qid=1570213606&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExR1QyUDM2NkVVODBTJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNDA0NjE2MjFGU0QyMzM4RDhENSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMDA0NTAwUVNTWkwyWUM1WkJQJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

https://www.amazon.com/Goabroa-Hygrometer-Thermometer-Temperature-Fahrenheit/dp/B07QC7JRDP/ref=sr_1_9?keywords=hygrometer&qid=1570213709&sr=8-9
shove as many real, safe plants as you can in there -- pothos are very easy. One large, grown pothos hung from the top of the enclosure *could* suffice.

Lights: https://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-26053-Reptisun-Terrarium/dp/B00AQU8F2O/ref=sr_1_3?gclid=CjwKCAjw29vsBRAuEiwA9s-0B3Yv6ZyqG6xMw6KLriaoTZNeRZmjykIvIEzOtdisxs9EDxe_kN0WIhoCLk0QAvD_BwE&hvadid=352518735293&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9028880&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t2&hvqmt=b&hvrand=10503429443179601554&hvtargid=aud-646675774026:kwd-299799862783&hydadcr=6886_9166227&keywords=t5ho+light&qid=1570212563&sr=8-3

Bulb: https://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-Reptisun-T5-Ho-Fluorescent/dp/B00AQU8GF0/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1DIPEVSW54KUQ&keywords=reptisun+5.0+uvb+22+inch&qid=1570213239&s=pet-supplies&sprefix=5.0+22+u,pets,179&sr=1-1

Water: https://www.amazon.com/Conceptual-Creations-Mistr-Lizard-Junior/dp/B003M7JQUS/ref=sr_1_9?keywords=pump+mister&qid=1570213257&s=pet-supplies&sr=1-9
OR
Water: https://www.mistking.com/Starter-Misting-System-v4-MKMSS-125-50.html NOTE IF YOU DO NOT HAVE GOOD WATER ON TAP YOU MAY NEED DISTILLED WATER OR A REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER FILTER

Supplement
: https://www.amazon.com/Repashy-Calcium-Plus-LoD-JAR/dp/B00E6AYMK4/ref=sr_1_2?gclid=CjwKCAjw29vsBRAuEiwA9s-0B-3eJpgDd-dLQQTev99_JU0lM5nTfyuAFcIOVXqFVp-GPQhLLHkNvhoCUmsQAvD_BwE&hvadid=190494717063&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9028880&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=e&hvrand=12005024874820028616&hvtargid=aud-646675774026:kwd-300943958809&hydadcr=10701_9895144&keywords=repashy+lod&qid=1570213347&sr=8-2

You have been provided with the care images for feeders and gut loads -- follow it.

Suggestions:

https://www.amazon.com/FosPower-Electrical-Outlets-Programmable-Capacity/dp/B07958YD8R/ref=sxin_3_ac_d_rm?ac_md=1-1-ZGlnaXRhbCB0aW1lciBvdXRsZXQ=-ac_d_rm&keywords=timer+plug&pd_rd_i=B07958YD8R&pd_rd_r=2845fcb6-a459-40a9-aa7b-316b66b22f89&pd_rd_w=3Xq3f&pd_rd_wg=SB1Aw&pf_rd_p=983984df-2ad2-4c97-ba7f-4c5a90291c2b&pf_rd_r=D2629NT0TKHD9ZCG3VYM&psc=1&qid=1570213428


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