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RE: Indigo Books

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Posted by: herbivorous at Wed Aug 3 20:52:00 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by herbivorous ]  
   

Markus-

Glad to see he's doing well!

If you're trying to change up his diet, I throw in small quail (like the 1 day olds you get from rodent pro) and once they get to be around 3.5-4ft long they can start eating chicks. I've been feeding a lot of chicks this season. I get those all frozen in bulk, and they're pretty cheap that way. I do feed them fish, although not very often. When I do, I use catfish nuggets or pieces of fillets, pieces of trout, etc. While feeding whole fish might be beneficial, I haven't ever done that, actually. If you were going to do that, make sure you avoid things with spiny fins, or cut the fins off. Adults could probably eat whole small trout. I'd stay away from anything in a bait shop, though. A lot of bait fish that I've seen are frozen with some sort of chemical preservative or something that could be poisonous.

I don't personally think its harmful to feed an all rodent diet, but they do seem to like the variety, and there might be some kind of nutritional benefit. The theory is that birds and fish are leaner as compared to rats, and a diet heavier in those foods is less likely to make them fat, but that's not as much of a worry to me with juvenile indigos.

Robert Harper


   

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