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Feeding Captive Savannah Monitors (Varanus exanthematicus) and Black and White Tegus (Tupinambis merianae): Zoo Med’s Canned Tegu and Monitor Diet

Relevance: 85%      Posted on: January 30, 2009

  Browsing the pages of Herpetologica and other journals over the years, I several times came across field studies indicating that certain populations of savannah monitors consumed diets composed entirely of invertebrates.  In certain seasons, the lizards gorged on either locusts or land snails exclusively for months on end.  When…

Amphibian Husbandry: Tong-Feeding Canned Insects to Frogs

Relevance: 84%      Posted on: April 24, 2009

I frequently promote the use of canned insects as a means of providing a balanced, varied diet to amphibian and reptile pets...in my experience, very little is as important as this one factor. Free living reptiles and amphibians consume dozens, and in some cases hundreds, of prey species, and rarely…

Feeding Box Turtles (Terrepene spp.) and Wood Turtles (Clemmys insculpta): The Importance of Commercial Diets (and how to trick your pet into accepting them!)

Relevance: 77%      Posted on: March 20, 2009

  Box and wood turtles are well-known for both their suitability as pets and the unusual degree of intelligence that they display.  Unfortunately, they often put their brain power to use in thwarting their owners' efforts to provide them with a balanced diet.  More so than most other species, box…

A Survey of Amphibians, Reptiles and Insects Suitable for Maintenance in Outdoor Ponds – Part II, The Red-Eared Slider, Chrysemys scripta elegans

Relevance: 57%      Posted on: September 12, 2008

During our last look at outdoor ponds  I discussed an ideal amphibian inhabitant, the American bullfrog.  Today I’ll introduce a reptile that is equally at home outdoors, the red-eared slider. A Better Outdoor Than Indoor Pet The Red-Eared Slider is the world’s most popular pet turtle.  The small green hatchlings…

Feeding Large Insectivorous Reptiles and Amphibians: Problems and Solutions

Relevance: 56%      Posted on: May 8, 2009

Formulating a balanced diet for medium to large sized insectivorous reptiles and amphibians poses a unique set of problems.  Large insects are difficult to come by in sufficient quantities, and rodents, as we shall see, are often a poor substitute.  Canned insects, especially large grasshoppers, offer a convenient and healthful…

Feeding Leopard Geckos – Beyond the “Cricket and Mealworm” Diet – Part 1

Relevance: 55%      Posted on: February 26, 2010

The Leopard Gecko (Eublepharis macularius), a pet trade staple, is sometimes promoted as an easy-to-keep “starter-lizard” that requires little more than heat and some vitamin-powdered crickets.  Those who follow this advice may keep their pet alive for a few years, and may even feel satisfied that they have provided it…

Collecting Live Food for Reptiles and Amphibians: an Entomologist’s Technique

Relevance: 54%      Posted on: May 11, 2009

Wild-caught insects and other invertebrates are valuable, and often essential, additions to the diets of many captive reptiles and amphibians.  During the warmer months, I have utilized them for 50-100% of the diets of many animals in my own collection, and for those under my care in zoos. Beating the…

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