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RE: What indigos eat

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Posted by: tbrophy at Fri Nov 30 10:50:02 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by tbrophy ]  
   

Yeah, the flying squirrel was interesting, but what about the shark? It was a field observation of an indigo scraping the flesh off of a washed up shark. Gotta love it. Let's see a ball python do that!
I have no evidence that rodent diets causes egg-binding. But I was reading the Indigo Forum Archives (none of those guys post much anymore) here and noted how commonly egg-binding occurs with this species. Maybe it is dietary; their favored food seems to be snakes. I have been feeding mine f/t "snake segments" along with quail and chicks and the occasional mouse.
I also think that inactivity of captive indigos may lead to egg-binding. These snakes are built to travel and wild indigos have a huge home range. Pick up a ball python and what does it do? Pretty much nothing. Pick up an indigo and what does it do? Constantly glides through your hands. Not frenzied, spastic movements, but deliberate forward movement. These guys have evolved to move. Put them on the ground and they start moving, continually periscoping, to survey their surroundings.


   

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