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Tegu Food List

Discussion in 'General Tegu Discussion' started by PuffDragon, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. PuffDragon

    PuffDragon New Member

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    Whole prey
    Captive raised insects
    Crickets
    Roaches
    Mealworms
    Super worms
    Wax worms
    Silk worms
    Horn worms
    Earth worms
    Snails
    Crayfish
    Pinkie mice
    Quail hatchlings
    Baby chickens
    Mice
    Rats
    Hamster
    Gerbil
    Feeder frogs/toads/lizards

    Meat
    Soft-boiled or scrambled eggs
    Raw meats: turkey, lamb, venison, fowl, beef
    Fresh fish filets
    Organ meats: liver, hearts, gizzards
    Sea food: Crab, Scallops, Shrimp

    Fruits
    Tropical fruits: Mango, Papaya
    Melons: cantaloupe, honeydew, casaba, watermelon
    Bananas- in moderation, peels can be fed if grown organic
    Apples- in moderation
    Cherries
    Grapes- Thompson seedless; green and red
    Concord grapes higher in oxalates
    Tomatoes- high in oxalates**
    Berries:
    Strawberries- high in oxalates** and goitrogens* so in moderation
    blueberries, raspberries, & blackberries
    Figs -fresh or dried
    Dates
    Kiwi
    Peaches- high in goitrogens*
    Pears- high in oxalates**
    Pumpkin

    Veggies
    Acorn squash, butternut squash
    Kabocha squash
    Parsnip
    Alfalfa
    Okra
    Green beans
    Green peas, snap peas
    Leeks
    Prickly pear cactus

    Dark leafy greens like:
    Chicory greens (Escarole)
    Collard greens
    Dandelion greens
    Endive
    Mustard greens
    Turnip greens

    Spaghetti squash
    Bell peppers
    Rapini
    Zucchini
    Yellow squash
    Radish
    Yucca root- cassava- tough, should be shredded
    Asparagus
    Broccoli in moderation, high in oxalates**
    Beets and Beet greens in moderation, high in oxalates**
    Carrots and tops in moderation, high in oxalates**
    Bok choy - in moderation, high in goitrogens*
    Brussels sprouts- high in goitrogens*
    Parsley- good source of calcium
    Cabbage- in moderation, high in goitrogens*
    Cauliflower- in moderation, high in goitrogens*
    Coriander- in moderation, high in oxalates**
    Rutabaga
    Sweet potato- feed rarely
    Corn- feed rarely or never, low in Ca and high in Phosphorus
    Spinach- feed rarely or never, high in oxalates and goitrogens
    Swiss chard- feed rarely or never, high in oxalates**
    Lettuces -low in nutrition
    Celery- low in nutrition
    Cucumber- low in nutrition
    Flowering plants like- Nasturtiums, Dahlia or hibiscus, just be careful of pesticides and herbicides
    Lentils-cooked
    Cooked pasta or rice
    Whole wheat bread


    Lets make this thread never ending. Got a suggestion? Add it. Don't agree with an item listed above? Tell us.


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  2. VARNYARD

    VARNYARD Former Admin

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    Awesome Joe!! :)
  3. redtail2426

    redtail2426 New Member

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    Why should blueberries , raspberries , and blackberries be fed in moderation my tegu gets blueberries or raspberries with just about every meal except for when I have some papaya or mango on hand to rotate in.
  4. PuffDragon

    PuffDragon New Member

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    Honestly, I don't know why it's like that. I did not comprise the list. I think they are fine to feed often. Editing the list right now.
  5. PuffDragon

    PuffDragon New Member

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    Bump. New fish chart added if anyone is interested.
  6. CaseyUndead

    CaseyUndead New Member

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    Nice list! Once i get my tegu, i'll have to print that out so i can bring it with me when i shop for food :D
  7. Mike

    Mike New Member

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    Wow, nice going!
  8. jose2187

    jose2187 New Member

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    great list, worth holding onto.
  9. scotty93801

    scotty93801 New Member

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    Thats great Thank you very much Puff.
  10. Toby_H

    Toby_H New Member

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    Question to you experienced Tegu ownersÃ?Æ?Ã?â??Ã?â??Ã?¢Ã?Æ?Ã?¢Ã?¢ââ??¬Ã?¡Ã?â??Ã?¬Ã?Æ?ââ?¬Å¡Ã?â??Ã?¦

    If you had an unlimited supply of healthy clean fish to feed your TeguÃ?Æ?Ã?â??Ã?â??Ã?¢Ã?Æ?Ã?¢Ã?¢ââ??¬Ã?¡Ã?â??Ã?¬Ã?Æ?ââ?¬Å¡Ã?â??Ã?¦ what is the maximum percentage of itÃ?Æ?Ã?â??Ã?â??Ã?¢Ã?Æ?Ã?¢Ã?¢ââ??¬Ã?¡Ã?â??Ã?¬Ã?Æ?Ã?¢Ã?¢ââ??¬Ã?¾Ã?â??Ã?¢s diet you would offer as this free fishÃ?Æ?Ã?â??Ã?â??Ã?¢Ã?Æ?Ã?¢Ã?¢ââ??¬Ã?¡Ã?â??Ã?¬Ã?Æ?ââ?¬Å¡Ã?â??Ã?¦

    If interestedÃ?Æ?Ã?â??Ã?â??Ã?¢Ã?Æ?Ã?¢Ã?¢ââ??¬Ã?¡Ã?â??Ã?¬Ã?Æ?ââ?¬Å¡Ã?â??Ã?¦ the fish in question are baby Central American Cichlids (Jack Dempseys mostly)Ã?Æ?Ã?â??Ã?â??Ã?¢Ã?Æ?Ã?¢Ã?¢ââ??¬Ã?¡Ã?â??Ã?¬Ã?Æ?ââ?¬Å¡Ã?â??Ã?¦ spawned and raised in my own tanksÃ?Æ?Ã?â??Ã?â??Ã?¢Ã?Æ?Ã?¢Ã?¢ââ??¬Ã?¡Ã?â??Ã?¬Ã?Æ?ââ?¬Å¡Ã?â??Ã?¦ still young enough that their fins donÃ?Æ?Ã?â??Ã?â??Ã?¢Ã?Æ?Ã?¢Ã?¢ââ??¬Ã?¡Ã?â??Ã?¬Ã?Æ?Ã?¢Ã?¢ââ??¬Ã?¾Ã?â??Ã?¢t have hard spinesÃ?Æ?Ã?â??Ã?â??Ã?¢Ã?Æ?Ã?¢Ã?¢ââ??¬Ã?¡Ã?â??Ã?¬Ã?Æ?ââ?¬Å¡Ã?â??Ã?¦
  11. PuffDragon

    PuffDragon New Member

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    I think it would be a good alternate food source. You will have to evaluate your water quality. Do you use chemicals? What possible diseases do the fish carry? Also, I would think the same idea that applies to feeder insect would apply here. That is, they are only as nutritional as you make them. So feed them good!
  12. shadowsong

    shadowsong New Member

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    what is the effect of giving too much banana? since it is prymary fruit that i give to my tegus before i read vanyard's care sheet.
  13. ZEKE

    ZEKE New Member

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    nice list!!


    would you mind if i posted this on another site? the other site people keep asking about what is ok to feed their tegus. one guy said he feeds his bologna :puke
  14. CoexistExotics

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    Awesome list. Definately gunna keep this around. I am always looking for new stuff to feed my little Sangria :). He loves his scrambled eggs that he gets every morning before I go to work, but I want to try new stuff with him.
  15. Little Wise Owl

    Little Wise Owl Member

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    Thanks for this. I was looking for something EXACTLY like this before getting a Tegu. I could hug you.
  16. wendy93

    wendy93 New Member

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    WOW, Great list/. Best I've seen, I always run out of ideas. Going to print this and stick on fridge. Thanks
  17. VARNYARD

    VARNYARD Former Admin

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    Hi Wendy, and welcome to the TeguTalk community, glad you joined us. :)
  18. PuffDragon

    PuffDragon New Member

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    Bumping for all the soon to be new tegu owners!
  19. angelrose

    angelrose New Member

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    ok, I finally have to ask ....what is this 'bump' and 'bumping' mean ?
  20. PuffDragon

    PuffDragon New Member

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    "Bump/Bumping" means that you post a comment into the thread you want bumped back up to the top of the threads and in this case back onto the top thread scroller. In hopes that more people see it.

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