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 Post subject: Diet change
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:25 pm 
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With norbert growing (about 14" from head to tail now) i was wondering when do i start changing his diet more towards an adults? At the moment he still has 2 - 3 feeds a day of live food, also when i do change his diet off live food more toward veg, what should i be giving him? At the moment his greens are either kale or watercress, but when his diet changes what else should i give him?

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 Post subject: Re: Diet change
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:00 pm 
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Mix in as many different veggies as you can now. Butternut pumpkin, coy sum, bok choy are all good basics. At the moment you can cut him back to 1 feed of live daily and let us know what he weighs for a guide as to when to cur back to 1 feed every 2~3 days.

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 Post subject: Re: Diet change
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:06 pm 
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Thanks rick, sorry i dont know if things are named differently over there, but what are coy sum and bok choy? At the moment hes 14" inches and weighs 145g.

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 Post subject: Re: Diet change
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Should read choy sum :lol: These are asian veggies and should be available from any supermarket. Keep him on 1 feed of live daily for now plus daily veg and once he gets nearer 300 gm then consider one live every second day. He needs a steady weight increase but not too fast with a maximum weight around 400 + gm at 12~18 months old.

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 Post subject: Re: Diet change
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Thanks rick :D

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 Post subject: Re: Diet change
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They are normally in a little pre packed bag near the curly kale Asdas do them for deffinate.


As for the butternut pumpking i think he means butternut squash as i searched everywhere for butternut pumpking and could only find squash, correct me if iam wrong :D

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 Post subject: Re: Diet change
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Thanks thats a relief, i work at asda so easy enough for me, i also thought that meant butternut squash, the only thing i cant seem to get right is the quantities, he's always had kale as greens or watercress, but i only have one dragon so all the veggies are gone off before i even get half way thorugh the bag, so this is going to be worse when i am buying more veggies instead of live food. So i can tell i am going to be wasting alot of money with throwing food away because its gone off before its used. Any tips?

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just go through the tray and find the smallest bit :D

I have brought one baby carrot before, checkout girl asked why so i told her.

I cannot really say more than that as i divide what i buy between 2 dragons and 2 roach colonys :D

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 Post subject: Re: Diet change
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Ive just got some pak choi from tesco, that ok to use as a stable?

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As for the butternut pumpking i think he means butternut squash as i searched everywhere for butternut pumpking and could only find squash, correct me if iam wrong


As far as I'm concerned it's butternut pumpkin, temperature is measured in deg. celcius and measurements should all be in millimetres. :wink:

Pak Choi is good and one small one should last a week in the fridge. Basically they should be able to eat most of the veg that you do (assuming it isn't all from a frozen packet :lol: )

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Thanks rick, the annoying thing is i cant buy just one at a time, they only do them with 4 in a pack, so 2 of those will proberley be gone off by the time i get to them. But never mind as long as i know im feeding him the right stuff.

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You could try eating the rest yourself. Works well in stir fry and is nice lightly steamed in place of cabbage - problem is of course it's healthy and good for you. :lol:

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Haha good tip, ive come home today and he doesnt seem to have touched it, is it likely to be difficult for him to cope with less live food and more veggies? Or is it because he is use to kale?

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He's just fussy like all of them. If you mix the various greens together and include some day lily or dandelion flowers it should help get him used to a bigger variety.

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 Post subject: Re: Diet change
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Ok thanks rick.

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