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Tiny ants getting in food. Help!

bsshig40

Member
I've never seen these before but now I'm getting real tiny ants, smaller than sugar ants, getting into my tegu's food dish when I feed him. I keep his enclosure in my shop and never really had a problem with bugs. I have his enclosure sitting on top of those 1" thick rubber workout mats. I don't see a trail on the outside of the enclosure. Not sure how they could be getting in. I'm suppose to be getting an Animal Plastics T100 coming in about 2-3 weeks, so not really wanting to clean everything out right now. Was thinking of putting his food bowl inside a water bowl to keep them out for now. Any suggestions? Will these bother him? They only show up when I feed him. Don't see them any other time.
Thanks for any advice!
 

bsshig40

Member
You shouldn't be feeding your tegu in cage or leaving food longer than hour imo
Well he has a tendency to eat early and then go back and eat later in the afternoon . And I don't understand why I shouldn't feed him in his enclosure. He knows where his bowl is put on the days that I feed him. He goes over and eats and then goes and basks for a while. Is there a specific reason why I shouldn't feed him in his enclosure? Bad for him?
 
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