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Reptile munchies

Discussion in 'Tortoise Diet and Food' started by jsheffield, Nov 1, 2018.

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    Amazon's algorithm suggested these for me, and they're even available through subscribe and save.

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    The fruit mix seems good for my redfoot, Darwin.

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    The omnivore mix I'll probably do less often or in lesser quantity to avoid giving him too much protein.

    At any rate, I tried it today, served on a bed of kale, and Darwin went crazy for it.

    I generally have a variety of fresh or frozen stuff for him, but this might make a nice back-up, for when traveling, or for tort-sitters to use for a simpler meal.

    Jamie
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    He seemed to especially love the rehydrated silkworm pupae ... it was easily as big as his head, but he kept working at it until it disappeared.

    Jamie
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    I like using these kinds of things, though I make my own. www.kapidolofarms.com

    They both look like good enrichment and the only 'problem' I think is if they bare used too frequently and push the overall diet out of a 'good' range. For redfoots there seems to be much better tolerance for fruit than most other species ( with a few others doing well) but for the most part fruit is to high in carbs.
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    I've used both of those in the past. Also, the dehydrated food/fruit in the little cans.
    Redfoot can eat such a HUGE variety of foods. And will not eat almost nothing.
    These can be great for a treat. Or for example, you run out of things in the house and don't feel like going shopping.....The occasional whole meal.
    My Summertime RF feeding can be up to 75% fruit.
    It would make other species ill.
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