My panther is so picky about his food. I've given him every insect and he avoids them. Every time he gets around my tomato plant he eats the dead leaves. What does this say about him? What does this mean?
You could stick some leafy greens like mustard or turnip greens to see if he eats them. I have several adult panthers that will eat thinly sliced apple or yellow squash from a pair of tongs. You could try offering that to see if he will eat them. If you think about what the best gutload ingredients are, you are saving a step and feeding them directly before your crickets eat it so yes they are beneficial. It also helps with hydration which could be the reason yours is trying to eat leaves in the first place. Hope this helps.He has pythos plants. what other edible plant should I try! and are plants valuable to there health?
The crispy dead leaves are not hydrating so I can't imagine why he is attracted to those. He might see them as a prey item or something. Make sure he does not get any hornworms after they have eaten tomato leaves. They are toxic at that point.Ok that sounds like a plan.! I have a hard time with Getting him to drink when im there watering him. He weighs 76 grams so somehow he is growing. Are dead leaves hydrating?
The crispy dead leaves are not hydrating so I can't imagine why he is attracted to those. He might see them as a prey item or something. Make sure he does not get any hornworms after they have eaten tomato leaves. They are toxic at that point.
Agree with this.I was thinking the chameleon sees the dried leaves like when they eat bark or dirt,seeking minerals . How is the chameleon suplimented?
Agree with this.
Im guessing he would be a juvenile/sub adult?
Things i would do.
1. Test his feces.
2. Gut load with a variety of ingredients.
3. Offer a wider selection of feeders.
4. Be sure he is getting enough water.
5. Make sure he is getting proper multivitamins on schedule.