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Posted by: Seiryu at Wed Apr 30 15:15:37 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Seiryu ]  
   

Hey all, just curious how many crickets/mealworms you feed your Basilisk a day.(People with WDs, any help here is appreciated as well).

I have heard mixed answers in regards to this. Some say for adults to only feed them 2-3 days a week, and some say feed everyday, just not as much.

Right now in Michigan we are just getting over winter and cold temps. Which i think might be part of it, even though the temps/humudity in the house don't change much.

Humidty is between 60-80%, Basking averaging 95-98 and cool side about 70-80degrees. 5.0/10.0 UVB lights. Big 36" by 18" pool as well. 6x5x5 feet enclosure.

However mine lately are only eating 4-6 crickets, superworms, mealworms (total) every other day, which seems a little low to me. Or any given week, they will eat between 28-42 insects of those combinations.

Their tails are fat and both are energetic and climb all over their 6x5x5 feet enclosure.

Right now I dust all their food with a RepCal/Reptivite mix since they are only eating 4-6 each every other day. What other insects could I go with that are healthy and not used as more of treats? Like waxworms are more of a treat thing.

Also if yours eat more, how many insects do you dust with Calcium a day and how many dusted with a Vitamin supplement a week? Thanks!


   

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