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Cod liver oil

Discussion in 'General Tegu Discussion' started by jamesnyborg, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. jamesnyborg

    jamesnyborg Member

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    Hey guys, I was wondering where is the best place to buy cod live oil. I plan on mixing it with ground turkey but the only place that I know has it are the vitamin stores. Can i get it at grocery stores?
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    We have a huuuuuge grocery store in our town that carries everything under the sun. I found some there in the healthfood / vegan food section. It was like 15$ a bottle.
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    larissalurid New Member

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    Yea grocery stores usually have it, I've also seen it at places like CVS pharmacy store.
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    laurarfl Moderator 5 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    It depends on the store. You just have to look and make sure to get cod LIVER oil and not fish oil.
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    Yeah i checked today at the grocery store and all they have is the pill form of the cod liver oil. I need the liquid to mix it with the ground turkey.
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    I just bought some the other day, I found it our local grocery store, Hyvee, in the vitamin isle. A 4oz. bottle was $8.00 and the big bottle was $32.00.
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    Sometimes, it is cheaper to get the pills, then poke them with a needle and drain the Cod Liver Oil out. That's what I do, because you can buy huge amounts of the pills for cheap at Costco.

    Doesn't hurt taking some yourself either, helps your own skin ;)
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    I was just at Walmart, they had Norwegian Cod Liver Oil, 12 oz. bottle for $7.64
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    Thanks guys~!! :)
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    How often should one add cod liver oil into their tegus food? My dude has some tail shed that's being a butt and not coming off too fast, so I'm thinking adding it into his diet would be muy beuno.
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    Dubya Active Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I didn't see any at Walmart in bottles, but Rite Aid on Long Island has it for $12 for a 12oz bottle.
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    Hmm, I think i'll try rite aid.
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    Here are a couple of care sheet links from 2 of the bigger breeders. Basically 1 table spoon or 15 ml per pound of ground turkey. http://www.teguterra.com/tegucaresheet.htm
    http://www.varnyard-herps.com/

    It also says to feed in conjunction with 1 part beef liver to 3 parts ground turkey. Feed each item once a week as a meal. It seems these two menu items work off each other. I am not an expert of any kind, I have only just added a Red Tegu hatchling to my collection, but this is some of the info I have discovered while reading about Tegus. Maybe someone with more hands on knowledge can help you more with this.
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    Try Amazon.com, I feed cod liver oil with beef liver and ground turkey once a week.
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    its so much easier to raise cod and cut out 3/4 of their livers.
    Dont worry - the liver regenerates, just keep the incision clean with betadine.
    and discourage any alcohol consumption.
    It keeps a steady supply of cod liver oil on hand and its self sustaining.