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 Am i overfeeding?

i just got 2 baby green basilisks... how do i tell if i am overfeeding them ...... also i dont know exactly how old they are is there any way to tell ?



11/11/06  10:21am

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Jonnie_03
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  Message To: Dunz   In reference to Message Id: 1056310


 Am i overfeeding?

im not too sure about the age question but i believe when your lizards get full, they will stop eating so you cant overfeed them. Thats my guess. o btw, where did you get them?



11/11/06  05:23pm

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  Message To: Jonnie_03   In reference to Message Id: 1056746


 Am i overfeeding?

i got got them from a pet store n Ohio ,pet supplies.



11/12/06  07:39am

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  Message To: Jonnie_03   In reference to Message Id: 1056746


 Am i overfeeding?

we got our basilisks from superpet, cambridge ontario. very skittish and hard to tame.



11/13/06  02:29pm

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  Message To: Dunz   In reference to Message Id: 1056310


 Am i overfeeding?

no u r not overfeeding them because as long as their warm they easily digest their food



05/23/08  02:13pm

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  Message To: Davis5   In reference to Message Id: 1744143


 Am i overfeeding?

You can overfeed lizards. Like some humans, there are some that will consume food even when their bellies are full. Especially as babies do you see a lot of overfeeding (they don’t really know when to stop).

When I had my 2 baby basilisk. I was feeding them 10-12 crickets/mealworms a day each. Dusted in a calcium supplement 6 times a week and vitamin suppment once a week. In total 50-60 crickets/mealworms dusted with calcium a week and 6-10 crickets/mealworms dusted with vitamins once a week PER Lizard.

If you take a look at the water dragon forums, you will see ALOT of overweight dragons, which is not healthy one bit.

A lot of those overweight dragons were "fed for 10minutes until they can’t eat anymore" which is extremely bad. And in such conditions they would eat 20 crickets/mealworms in a sitting.

In regards to digestion, yes if they are provided heat they will digest it, but you can still overfeed. Meaning they can digest it does not mean it is ok to feed until they won’t eat.

If you have any questions/conerns feel free to PM me or reply here, gl!



05/23/08  03:44pm


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