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RE: another quick question

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Posted by: KevinM at Wed Feb 6 08:46:06 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by KevinM ]  
   

Since these guys are ominivores, I definitely dont think they would pass up nestling small mammals if the opportunity were there. However, I suspect they are like monitors in that if CONSISTENTLY and EXCLUSIVELY fed a high fat protein source like mice pinks, etc., they will get obese and have generally poor health. Their protein in the wild is probably mostly insects. As part of a varied diet (maybe a pink or two a week), no harm should come of it. Also, I also understand some meal worms are too fatty as well. You can try low fat canned pet foods, or lean turkey along with fruits and veggies. My Sudan was a bit underweight and stressed when I got it, so I fed it whatever it would eat. It took mice, ground turkey, and chicken. Now it takes some fruits and veggies (yellow squash/tomatos), and crickets along with prepared bearded dragon moist cubes. So I would say limit, but dont exclude.


   

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