Nutrition

Sweet Pea

Ep 142: Sweet Pea, MBD, and the Will to Live

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Sweet Pea is a Veiled Chameleon with severe MBD. Through the dedication of Marianna Bolin, she was given a second chance for life. Today's message is for anyone who is caring for a chameleon with MBD. There are no sure things, but there is hope.

Beastmode Silks

Follow Sweet Pea & Marianna at the following links

Sweet Pea Facebook
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Through the ARAV you can find a vet that would like to see reptiles.

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silkworms

Ep 141: Silkworms with Susan Marquardt

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Silkworms are a nutritious and highly prized chameleon feeder. Today, Susan Marquardt of BeastMode Silkworms shares with us a little about the silkworm and how we can breed them ourselves!

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Contact Susan at Beastmode Silkworms at the following links

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silkworm eggs

Silkworms spend about a week as eggs

silkworm babies

Upon hatching, these voracious eaters will mow down mulberry tree leaves or specially made solkworm chow.

silkworms eating leaves

Silkworms eating through mulberry leaves

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Silkworms can be raised up to give you the perfect size feeder based on how long you wait until feeding them off.

cocoons

Silkworms will spin cocoons when they are ready to turn into moths

silkworm moth

Silkworm moths will live a short time and live only to mate and lay eggs. They can also provide a flying feeder for your chameleon.

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Husbandry transitions

Top Five Chameleon Husbandry Transitions

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Through the Chameleon Academy I am pushing our chameleon husbandry forward and with that comes a number of transitions. Today I discuss the top five husbandry transitions we are in the middle of right now.

Previous Transition Podcasts

Gaping Jackson's Chameleon

Resources that have dealt with the particular topics I discuss today:

Female Veiled Chameleon Diet and Temperatures

UVB

Glass Caging

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Exotic Feeders

Ep 11: Roaches with Nick Barta

Summary: Nick Barta from Full Throttle Feeders joins us and talks about his business offering exotic feeder insects.  In this first of our feeder series, Nick and I discuss the different types of roaches, how to care for them, and what they can be used for!  One of a chameleon keeper's favorite afflictions is having feeders so awesome that it is hard to feed them off!


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Roach Comparison


Dubia

Dubia

Discoid

Discoid Roach

Kenyan Roach

Kenyan Roaches

Green Banana Roach

Green Banana Roach

Giant Green Banana Roach vs. Green Banana Roach

Green Banana Roach Comparison
Season 1 Archive
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