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 #2312786


Allielover
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 Berber skink reluctant too eat? help please!

For the last 4-5 months he has been reluctant too eat much. Before this he was eating every 2-4 days. Mostly super worms. Now he will only take an occasional cricket and the "JumpStart" food I force feed him with a syringe. If I don’t notice him eat or food disappearing I feed him this after about 2-3 weeks, when he starts to get thin.

I don’t want to foce him for the rest of his life.

He now will rarely eat super worms or crickets, like a couple a month. He won’t touch horn worms or earth worms either. He’s never had interest in any plant matter. Iv had him a year.

I desperately need food ideas and ways to encourage him tool eat on his own.

Thank you



03/17/15  12:20am

 #2312787


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  Message To: Allielover   In reference to Message Id: 2312786


 Berber skink reluctant too eat? help please!

Try other insects...dubia roaches come in different sizes and are wayyyyy better than crickets and they don’t smell like them either. If your lizard is going off feed and loosing weight take a fecal sample(fresh one) to the vet for a parasite test.



03/17/15  07:54am

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  Message To: Takahiro111   In reference to Message Id: 2312787


 Berber skink reluctant too eat? help please!

He just started eating normally again last week. Only crickets :-P . he still won’t touch fruit/vegetables. Any tips for getting him too eat those? Will it affect his health if he never eats them?



04/07/15  12:17am

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  Message To: Allielover   In reference to Message Id: 2313090


 Berber skink reluctant too eat? help please!

It won’t affect his health...yo can try cutting them in little pieces and put some bugs in it I tried this for my lizards another thing I did was feed them their monthly rat but I stuffed the fruit and veggies in its mouth after thawed it and they ate it without reconigizing.



04/07/15  01:41am


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