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RE: feeding problems...even worse!

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Posted by: pyromaniac at Wed Jun 26 08:54:45 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by pyromaniac ]  
   

In the spring after coming out of brumation my male pyros often only eat a few times in March, then go straight into breeding mode and will not eat again until breeding season is over, generally in early May. In fact, one of them did not eat at all after coming out of brumation, but went directly into breeding mode, and finally commenced feeding again May 10.

I feed mine live fuzzies and pre-killed hoppers, so cannot address the frozen versus live issue. I'd suggest feed him what he wants, and stun food that can run around first. He will likely want to go off feed again in the fall, so now is the time to offer as much as he will take. Also, presentation matters. Put the food in his cage and let him come out and get it without feeling exposed or stressed.

One of my males enjoying a post breeding season feast of fuzzies.
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