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Old 01-29-04, 10:40 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Organically raised poultry can be a good source of nutrition for monitor lizards and a few other reptiles.

The Sandiego Zoo has a recipe they use for their monitors, ground turkey, boan meal, and a crushed centrum vitamin.

A better mixture can be made with organic varied poultry, some herptivite and repcal.

This has proven to be a good food in conjuction with rodents for a variety of monitors. People breeding monitors usually feed daily, and by using this kind of food, can do so cheaper than always feeding rodents.

I've heard of similar conconctions being used for turtles, crocodillians and also snakes, but have never tried it myself.

It is important to freeze the ground poultry in small amounts, so it rethaws quickly. It should also be fed and eaten quickly, to avoid any salmonella concerns.

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