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RE: mazuri crocodilian diet

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Posted by: Matt-D at Thu Dec 24 09:45:17 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Matt-D ]  
   

Hello.. Here's my experience with the Mazuri. My spectacled caimans absolutely go nuts for it, so do my alligators and dwarf crocodiles. My palpebrosus will not even look at it, and occasionally the trigs will go for a piece or two of the adult chow. I'm keeping a spectacled caiman around the size of yours with 2 alligators that are slightly larger and feeding them the adult food. They don't seem to have a problem with getting it down. I give them the juvenile food as well, but partially because there are also a couple of turtles living with them that aren't able to eat the adult chow whole. This was my first time buying this food and it has done an excellent job of quickly growing some of my smaller animals (which isn't necessarily a great thing, not that I have any intent of slowing any animals growth, but Mazuri seems to speed it up). Once I have finished off the 2 bags I have, I don't intend to buy it again because it is extremely messy and regardless of the size of the pellets, the crocodilians crunch it up and there is a lot of waste and it quickly pollutes the water and gives off a foul stench throughout my house, even with pretty good filtration. The filters also smell very bad when I clean them out. Filter cleaning and water changes are also more frequent because of it. I should also say that I do not feed them excessive amounts of the food. My female dwarf crocodile is a little longer than 4 feet and 4 of the adult pellets makes a mess of her water area. I'm sure others will have different things to say and I'm not saying this food is complete garbage, I really like the idea of it as an additional food source, but at nearly $100 per bag (in Ontario anyways) and the mess that goes along with it, it's not worth a second chance to me.


   

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