kingsnake.com - reptile and amphibian classifieds, breeders, forums, photos, videos and more
return to main index
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
click here for Rodent Pro  
click here for Rodent Pro
This Space Available
3 months for $50.00
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Rattlesnake Friday . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Charlotte - Dec. 16-17, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Baton Rouge - Dec. 16-17, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - Dec. 16, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  All Ohio Reptile Show - Dec. 16, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  Kentucky Herp Society Meeting - Dec. 17, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  All Cleveland Reptile Show - Dec. 17, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  Greater Cincinnati Herp Society Meeting - Jan. 03, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Calusa Herp Society Meeting - Jan. 04, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  Reptile Super Show Los Angeles - Jan. 06-07, 2018 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiDay Fort Lauderdale - Jan. 06, 2018 . . . . . . . . . . 

Re: Starting out


[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ The Feeder Forum ]

Posted by Sonya on April 17, 2003 at 07:55:28:

In Reply to: Re: Starting out posted by Lucien on April 17, 2003 at 07:45:45:

:Rodents in moderation or you'll have an obese monitor. You want to feed a variety of foods to a Savannah... insects, eggs, cooked chicken.. Though generally they should be on insects while younger with pinkies thrown in 2 a week or so..


You want to feed bugs as much as possible...so that means crix. Especially if you are getting a tiny little one. Crix, roaches. You can do ground turkey diet from Pro Exotics site. DON'T cook meats. Though you can condition their digestive tract to not go nuts with cooked food it is so much healthier and simpler to feed room temperature raw meat...only low fat ones...ground venison, turkey. Not fatty or oily foods.

Certainly as your monitor grows you can add rat pups. You could keep your two boy rats and add a couple of girls. Rats aren't gonna kill each other with the vehemence that mice do. You will need to monitor them but they can be fine. I have three boys and three girls together in a big cage now. I am taking out the boys soon though as I don't want to breed the girls back to back.
Sonya



Follow Ups:




[ Follow Ups ] [ The Feeder Forum ]