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seadogrun

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I have recently learned that my RF should eat some protein. Instead of chicken or fish, I have chosen to feed him something that he might find in his natural habitat, worms/insects.

I borrowed a few superworms from a friend with a different reptile and my RF seems to love them. I was surprised to see how aggressive he was with them, My RF is a carnivorous monster!!

Anyway, I am just not sure how many worms to give him and how often. Any advise is appreciated. His/her last weigh in was a couple of months ago at 400grams.

Thanks,
 

Toddrickfl1

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I have recently learned that my RF should eat some protein. Instead of chicken or fish, I have chosen to feed him something that he might find in his natural habitat, worms/insects.

I borrowed a few superworms from a friend with a different reptile and my RF seems to love them. I was surprised to see how aggressive he was with them, My RF is a carnivorous monster!!

Anyway, I am just not sure how many worms to give him and how often. Any advise is appreciated.

Thanks,
I feed protein once a week. When I do worms I do 3-4 Earthworms per tort.
 

jsheffield

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I feed mine protein weekly... most of the time I feed reptilinks, but also do raw salmon, raw liver, and scrambled eggs (with shells).

Jamie
 

DJ Kirk

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I offer a boiled egg once a month to supplement protein
I also offer mealworms every so often (2-3x/month)
But I do use pellets once a week and the one I use has protein
Too much protein is not good for a RF
 

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