Where can i find whole animal ground up for purchase? Any online vendors that will ship?
Dust them HEAVILY in calcium powder.I've been giving my tegu pinky mice since he is young and not very big yet, but pinkies aren't very nutritious? What would my best option be to get him the nutrition he needs? I'm not sure how much better fuzzies are.. any input would be greatly appreciated.
I feed my Tiberius dark meat chicken and chicken gizzards. I prefer not to feed them live prey. The problem of Tegus owner that their captive animal is not getting the exercise they need. Tegus are born to roam and climb. The high protein which ever u feeding the Tegu are not getting process properly. Tegus survive base on its metabolism. Like human are obese because of fattening and high protein they eat and yet they don’t have enough activities for metabolism to strived. Most captive Tegus I have witness from the owners are overly weight. U can feed them what ever you feel you think is right for your Tegus but if it’s not getting the proper activities to roam around or climb and it confined in cage all the time. The Tegu will have health issue. Tegus will eat just almost anything u provided to them. We are the one who decide what they should eat. Remember they are Carnivoure animals. I don’t feed my Tegu live prey. From my experience in the past having a Savanna Monitor. They’re behavior also depends on what u feeding the animal. It is inhumane to feed a captive animal with live prey inside the cage. It would be different if they hunt a live prey out in the forest.new document
Not to mention it takes longer for their digestive tracts to pass hair and fur than any other organ meat. Altogether you want VARIETY not a steady diet of two or three things.This is a great post. And I understand the point .. which is saying "why" whole prey would be good. I understand this is the best way to go .. I mean it's just common sense.
But on the other hand, I really don't understand why some people ONLY feed whole prey and their fruits, (and then put others down that don't). We only have x number of species of whole prey that we buy. It is really bad for any animal, us included, to limit a diet that much. You don't see a tegu in the wild only eating mice, chicks, and fish that are readily available. They eat everything they see virtually. So, for me, I'm a strong believer in variety. Why not both (a mad mixture of everything you can think of with meats, innards, etc AND whole prey)?
This is true advice, their digestive system takes on average 12 hours longer to digest hair and fur which can cause impaction if fed too frequently without proper conditions.Hi all , I have been told not to feed rodents to often because of the hair is this the case , I do give my tegu mice on a regular bassis, thanks for any advice.