Chameleon-Veileds & Jacksons
Experience Level: Advanced
Nutrition and Maintenance
• Chameleons are insectivores, meaning their diet consists of primarily insects although Veileds do require a small amount of vegetables.
• Chameleons benefit from a variety of different items in their diet so it is important to alternate the insects and vegetables being fed.
• They require calcium supplementation as part of their diet and may benefit from a reptile multivitamin.
|Offer food once daily.
Offer only enough to be
consumed by the end of
|Live plants, collared
or mustard greens
|Daily. May be attached to
the side of the habitat with
veggie clips or placed in
*Insects should be dusted with a calcium supplement twice weekly and multivitamin once weekly.
**Crickets should be fed a gut-loaded diet (commercially available nutrient-dense diet) prior to being fed to the reptile to ensure they have the proper nutrients for a healthy reptile diet.
• Chameleons will not drink from a dish. They hydrate by licking moisture from their environment. Drip systems or automatic misting systems are essential.
• Closely monitor the habitat humidity levels.
• Mist your pet’s habitat every day with warm water to maintain humidity levels.