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Some Advice on Feeding

Discussion in 'Black and White Tegu Discussion' started by kizy, Aug 26, 2018.

  1. kizy

    kizy New Member

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    Hi my son is looking after his brothers B/W tegu l buy liver, chicken , beef, pork turkey , heart, kidney and chicken livers , l chop and put a bit of each into bags and freeze is this food okay for him he also enjoyed some cooked smoked haddock, l always worry incase I'm not feeding him properly , he won't eat greens or fruit Thank you
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    Zyn Active Member

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    I wouldn’t feed anything cooked, make sure he’s getting calcium with meals as well as the occasional whole prey item. Depending on the Tegus size mice, rats, chicks, and so on.
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    kizy New Member

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    Yes he puts calcium on all his food , I'll get some frozen mice is the raw meat okay , Thank you
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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I'll echo Zyn's advice.
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    Hi ....All the raw meats are is pretty good, I give mine raw prawns/shrimp, sardines and salmon too.... Personally I would bag eachthing up seperate or in pairs to create variety each day (not in every meal) and like the others say whole prey is adviseable and very good for them.
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    kizy New Member

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    Thanks , I've been worried incase I've been feeding the wrong food , I'll try him on seafood now thank you
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    Just curious but do the raw foods have to be frozen first?
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    kizy New Member

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    Hi Joanna l buy my tegu's food in bulk so it last over a month or two that's why l have to freeze it ,
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    Gotcha! We just took over the care of a black and white 3 year old tegu. He is super stubborn and seems to only like turkey and grapes! We have gone through the lists of foods with him, and he shows his displeasure but laying on top of the food or burying it. Does anyone else have a tegu this picky and opinionated?
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    Sounds like my son's when we got him , all he would eat was liver for a few wks , then we chopped up chicken , then ,added other meet but ours loves turkey liver we always add calcium to his food ,ours won't touch any fruit or veg ,have you tried a frozen mouse (defrost before you feed it to him )I'm going to try giving ours one ,xx
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    I've been feeding Skully, my black and white Tegu, every other day. I find that she actually does like fruit and a little veggie when she's not inundated with daily meat. Seems healthier to me, more like what she'd experience in the wild. I also don't feed on a perfect schedule....she seems to let me know when it's time. (Someone may want to correct me here - I'm also fairly new at this) I'm careful about not omitting the calcium though...I lost a young Tegu because of not knowing about calcium issues.
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  12. Debita

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    Skully will absolutely throw a tantrum when she doesn't want what I serve...Hides, rocks, watering holes, and food dishes are completely rearranged and she's worn out when she's done. I have walked in to find her food dish on her head. Is there a stronger word than opinionated? Lol... I can only assume she's a teenager in lizard years now. Oh - she's always up for a raw egg though. I just put a broken egg into a small dish, and she laps it up like a dog. Clearly she was good at being a little crocodile egg thief in Florida before she was rescued. Otherwise, she's a holy terror that lets me know every day that she's in charge. I've held her 3 times now since I got her in April this year. I love this lizard but I'm not sure why.
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    kizy New Member

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    Hi can they eat raw eggs I've never tried giving our b/w tegu eggs .
  14. Debita

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    They love raw eggs - I've never heard anything different. They seek them out in the wild, it's part of the reason that they are trying to eradicate them from Florida. They are threatening some aligator populations (and others) because of their love for raw eggs. I got Skully from Rodney at Tegus Only in Florida, and discussed this with him, but there's a lot of info online about this too. Easy to google.