This question is not as straightforward as it may first appear. Many factors can affect chameleon diet, including but limited to age, temperature, current health, and gender..
To keep it simple we will start with feeder types. Our most common options are crickets, superworms (do not feed mealworms), and the various roaches offered. There are others but these are likely to be your primary options. First, it is important to think what is best for the chameleon, and not only what is most convenient. In nature the chameleons diet would consist primarily of pollinators such as bees, wasps, and other smaller flying insects. Our closest match is the cricket. This is the reason crickets are suggested as the best option; with roaches, superworms, and other feeders only making 30% or less of the total.
There are basically 2 standard supplement schedules. One is a low dose schedule which is given at every feeding. The other is a bi-weekly schedule that uses calcium without d3 (no phosphorus) at every feeding, calcium with D3 and multivitamin alternated every other week. This is why it is important to know exactly what is in each supplement. If we cross the two we may over supplement or under supplement.
When buying our calcium supplements it is important to pay attention to whether or not it has D3 or Phosphorous, as this mistake is often what leads D3 and calcium problems.
Use the chart below to help best decide how to use your choice of supplements.
The Arcadia brand supplements are specifically formulated for husbandry systems using UVB light. The philosophy is simple: provide nutrition the way the body expects it.
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