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Detailed Feeding Schedule

Discussion in 'Black and White Tegu Discussion' started by Midwestmonster, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. Midwestmonster

    Midwestmonster Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Hi I'm new to the forums and I was just wondering if some would be willing to share their weekly feeding schedules? I've read that some people feed every other day and some everyday....

    I'm looking for a detailed Mon-Sun feeding schedule. For example Mon- ground turkey with eggs, Tues -2 rodents, etc....

    Please fill out schedule below. Thanks.

    Age of tegu/size-
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  2. Midwestmonster

    Midwestmonster Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Nobody want to share?
  3. poke

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    Sure ill share.

    Age 10months 2ft

    Mon - turkey, chicken gizzard, tilapia, green, fruits and calcium no d3
    Tues - 3 weaned rats
    Wed -
    Thurs - turkey chicken gizzard beef liver code liver oil
    Fri - turkey, chicken gizzard, tilapia, green, fruits and calcium no d3
    Sat -
    Sun - turkey chicken gizzard beef liver code liver
  4. Diablo

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    Has your feeding schedule always been that way with that much variety? Or have you perfected it as you went along?
  5. Midwestmonster

    Midwestmonster Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Thank you. How long have you had your friend? Is he/she a good weight?
  6. Midwestmonster

    Midwestmonster Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Wow, nobody must feed their tegus. Lol. As a future owner I was just looking for some informative knowledge to help myself and others.
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    james.w Active Member 5 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    When I had a tegu, I never kept a schedule. I just fed him what I had. The bulk of his diet was rats/mice or chicks. I also fed ground turkey, tilapia, grapes, eggs, roaches. Rarely used cod liver oil. Everything without bones got calcium without D3. When I sold him he was about 14-15 months old and 44" or so.

    I know its not exactly what you asked for but its something.
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    Hi, seems to me to be the wrong way to think having a feeding schedule with an animal that benefits from a varied diet. Tegus all like different things so just see what works. As long as you get him all the vitamins and calcium he needs I think you will be fine. Bobby hill covers feeding well in his care sheet.
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    laurarfl Moderator 5 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Sames as james. I just don't have that sort of routine any longer. I have a larger collection and it depends on what is on sale, what i have on hand, what season it is, etc. When they are waking up from hibernation and getting ready to go down, I feed more rodents and necks for calcium. But in the summer, I'll feed more ground meats and pieces.

    Hatchlings and juveniles:
    feed daily. ground turkey w calcium, appropriately sized f/t rodents, add a variety of fruit (10%ish of diet)

    up to two years old:
    feed 5-6 times weekly, sames as above but add in variety of meats and fish, increase fruit to 20% of diet

    adults feed 3-4 times weekly depending on weight and activity:
    add in chicken necks, chicks, variety of meats and fruits, fruit up to 40% of diet

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