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Varnyard food mixture revision

Discussion in 'General Tegu Discussion' started by Dubya, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. Dubya

    Dubya Active Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Bobby Hill just called to follow up and see how my tegu was doing, which btw, the tegu is doing great. I told him that I was feeding the mixture from his website and he is growing like a weed. Bobby said that he is not using that mixture anymore because the liver has too much vitamin A. He said make the mixture with the turkey and cod liver oil and feed beef liver only once a week. I forgot to ask how much calcium without D3 per pound of food I should use. the dosage on the label goes by weight of the animal. I think dosing in proportion to amount of food would be more accurate. Calcium content in a live animal (bone) is a percentage of its body weight. Any answers out there?
  2. Arxilca

    Arxilca New Member 5 Year Member

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    I don't have an answer, but thanks for sharing that information! Hopefully he will get the recipe on his website updated soon so that others can know as well.
  3. larissalurid

    larissalurid New Member

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    You might find this thread helpful for what Dana uses.
    http://www.tegutalk.com/showthread.php?tid=11103#axzz23SBeacw3

    Dana said "I use 1/4 teaspoon (powdered egg shells) for 5-6 ounces of ground meats. I also grind multivitamins up and mix 1/4 tsp per pound of ground meats."

    Laurarfl said "I use 1/2-1 tablespoon calcium per pound of meat, and divide down from there."
  4. Dubya

    Dubya Active Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Thanks. That gives me a good general idea.
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    laurarfl Moderator 5 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Thanks for posting that. I got those measurements based on my RepCal, btw.