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RE: Males together

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Posted by: Rosebuds at Sat Mar 9 10:30:50 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Rosebuds ]  
   

It is common, but not necessarily normal. There is a huge difference in output of captive chucks (wc and cb) and chucks in the wild, and it has everything to do with diet.

Kale is not a great staple, or even a great addition to the diet of desert herps. It has a moderate amount of oxalates, which bind with calcium and prevent absorption, and it contains a moderate amout of goitrogens, which can cause hypothyroidism. Perhaps they would go for curly endive if they like the texture of kale. Mine will rip the leaves off of the stems of curly endive and have a blast doing it. They aren't as enthusiastic about any other type of greens, but they eat their salads with a mix very well.

Mine have gotten closer to the kind of output that might be seen in the wild because I cut out spring mix entirely, and increased the amount of chickory type produce (endive, escarole, and some radicchio) plus flowers in their diet.


   

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