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I can't get my Columbian to eat anything except protein

Discussion in 'Colombian Tegu Discussion' started by Raegennaomi, Dec 28, 2018.

  1. Raegennaomi

    Raegennaomi New Member

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    Hey folks,
    I'm very new to the Tegu World and I'm a little concerned about my juvenile. I received her as a rescue about a month ago, and from her size I'm guessing she's about 4 months old.

    She eats and sheds well, and is very docile considering how young she is. The only problem is that she refused to eat ANY vegetation. I feel like I've tried just about everything.

    She eats a mixture of Dubia roaches, crickets, hard boiled eggs, and mealworms. As well as the fruits and veggies that I try to feed her.

    Any suggestions?
  2. Jesse1781

    Jesse1781 New Member

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    I'm new as well but from the info I've gathered you can mix some vegetation in some of the meat like ground turkey venison beef or chicken etc..
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    Raegennaomi New Member

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    Thanks, I'll make sure to give that a try!
  4. AlphaAlpha

    AlphaAlpha Well-Known Member

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    Colombians from what I've read are more carnivorious any ways , I have a 18 month old that has never eaten any veggies or fruit as he is just simply not interested and he is healthy and as stromg as an ox without ever having any shed or poop problems.
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  5. Raegennaomi

    Raegennaomi New Member

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    Well that definitely makes me feel better. Thank you!
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    Yeah I wouldn't be too concerned at this point....just be happy she is eating :) As she matures, she will become a little less picky and you will be able to sneak different foods in.
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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    My take as well. Try ripe sweet strawberries and don't worry if only whole prey are taken.Fish oil will make skin shinyband shed well, calcium good/needed for bones.