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    Fresh Basil and Peppers?

    okay I really am getting a little worried about my baby maggie. She really isn't intrested in food at all. Ive tried basil ive tried the red peppers with her normal greens and veggies i just cannot get a responsive at all in suggestions and by the way im gonna try the pet store salad topper if you know what i mean tommorow. Is there a scientific name for animal protein i should be looking for Thnx a lot .






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    Re: Fresh Basil and Peppers?

    The "salad topper" you want is RepCal brand, and you'll need to be sure to soak it before feeding.
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    Re: Fresh Basil and Peppers?

    OK ... Am I going the right direction with the fresh basil and red peppers ( not hot of course)

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    Re: Fresh Basil and Peppers?

    They actually don't seem to mind spicy foods, mustard or turnip I forget which is sometimes reallly really spicy. I assume you mean bell peppers though.

    You could try a little bit of mango or strawberries not a lot just a little and give it time to come out and get it
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    Re: Fresh Basil and Peppers?

    Try to get some probiotics from the MegaRay UV website:
    NutriBAC df - ReptileUV It supposedly can help increase appetite, and it decreases salmonella. Not to mention it is just good for them. Also, keep in mind that he is probably still adjusting. Given time he should start eating. Do you leave the food in there so he can eat when you are not around?

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    Re: Fresh Basil and Peppers?

    yes I change her food 2 times daily her cage is in my bedroom so she's left alone till bed time

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    Re: Fresh Basil and Peppers?

    Don't worry about the hot peppers. Apparently it doesn't have the same effect on them that it does on us.
    My ig as well as my bearded dragons will eat jalepenos!
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    Re: Fresh Basil and Peppers?

    you really shouldn't have to change the food twice a day, once should do it. It shouldn't get gross by that time.
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    Re: Fresh Basil and Peppers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin View Post
    Don't worry about the hot peppers. Apparently it doesn't have the same effect on them that it does on us.
    My ig as well as my bearded dragons will eat jalepenos!
    I was told that the hot peppers actually brings the colors out of igs as well. I honestly dont know how true that is.
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    Re: Fresh Basil and Peppers?

    I don't think that is true. Iguanas can be bright green or orange with out the use of hot peppers in the diet.

    It is said that hot peppers can help make parrots talk, however a friend's dad gave his parrot a lick and it screamed and died. I think that is very dangerous advice to give something very spicy to a parrot to get it to talk
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