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    Re: SaV Monitor You Guys and Herp Center

    Agrred and yes it is extremly valuable for the child and even more so for the caterpiller lol i love that quote






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    Re: SaV Monitor You Guys and Herp Center

    I could get quail eggs - I believe they are smaller, and available at local specialty markets. I think I'd be better off breeding the quail though. Button Quail, I believe.
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    Re: SaV Monitor You Guys and Herp Center

    Also another alternative

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    It's actually quite cheap and easy to maintain a colony or three of inverts for a single monitor. I currently have fourteen monitors, some of them quite large, raised on mostly inverts. I'm not rich by any means. If I can do this for fourteen monitors, you can do it for one. It's healthier that way.

    Also, unless you're feeding whole fertilized egg with a chick inside, offering egg does nothing for them.

    Roach colonies are cheap and easy to purchase and maintain. Snails breed like crazy. Crazyfish will also breed readily if conditions are appropriate. Crickets are a PITA to keep, but also breed amazingly well. Those are four feeders right there that you can keep and breed for less than two cups of coffee a day.
    Let's clear something up. "Whole prey" has nothing to do with whether or not the prey item has a back bone. "Whole prey" just means that the prey item is being fed in its entirety: brains, heart, lungs, blood, the entire animal. Whole animal+intention of feeding it to another animal=Whole Prey.

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    Re: SaV Monitor You Guys and Herp Center

    I see i knew about the crickets and dubias but hey like you said you raised 14 off of mostly inverts so it is possible and thanks for the info on the egg wont be making that mistake what eggs do you suggest

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    Fertilized quail egg. You can get them in the Farm and Garden section on Craigslist. Also, depending on your housing situation, that would be another great choice for raising feeders. A friend of mine just got four button quail. Six eggs in a week. By the way, you can definitely keep these in a small apartment if you're zoned. They are tiny. You can keep a trio in a good sized rabbit cage.

    Instead of the rodents, feed the fertilized quail eggs. The problem with these is that they don't freeze well, so you will want to only buy what you plan on feeding that day (unless of course you have the birds sitting on them).
    Let's clear something up. "Whole prey" has nothing to do with whether or not the prey item has a back bone. "Whole prey" just means that the prey item is being fed in its entirety: brains, heart, lungs, blood, the entire animal. Whole animal+intention of feeding it to another animal=Whole Prey.

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    Re: SaV Monitor You Guys and Herp Center

    Great info thanks quails sound perfect wow another thing ive learned thanks alot greatly appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaVBigBossOwner View Post
    Great info thanks quails sound perfect wow another thing ive learned thanks alot greatly appreciated
    Hi, you don`t need to feed fertilised quail eggs instead of rodents, rather as well as! Also, you mention you fed eggs with the yoke removed, why did you do that?

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    I heard the yoke was bad ive only given her eggs as treats maybe 5 times in her whole life but ok rodents quails is one better than the other in terms of nutrition?

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    Re: SaV Monitor You Guys and Herp Center

    Giving both rodents and quail is offering a diet that is dangerously high in fat. Fertilized eggs are more nutritious because a: they are lower in fat than rodents, b: have more calcium, and c: have more iron.
    Let's clear something up. "Whole prey" has nothing to do with whether or not the prey item has a back bone. "Whole prey" just means that the prey item is being fed in its entirety: brains, heart, lungs, blood, the entire animal. Whole animal+intention of feeding it to another animal=Whole Prey.

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