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RE: FR- Just curious...

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Posted by: FR at Thu Jan 5 17:38:08 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

Hi Dave, it does really work like that. That animal may only feed once or twice a week. Yet is obese.


If monitors are active, they can feed daily, and they expend the energy. If they are not, as in temps are too low, monitors feed and convert that energy into fat. So they can become very fat, and not feed much as all.

They are very very effecient animals. IF you feed one less, i will lower its metabolism and still not lose weight. You pretty much have to strave them for long periods and keep them warm to get them to lose weight.

So to answer your question, you feed one based on what its doing. If growing quickly, feed it daily, If its a reproducing female, as much as you can. If its a solitary male in a cool cage once a week or less. IT depends on its condition.

Again, that animal was obese.


   

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