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Posted by HerpNut on January 23, 2002 at 23:47:18:
In Reply to: Re: food posted by Jackie Lapradd on January 23, 2002 at 12:01:15:
I agree with Jackie 100%. A diet of rodents is nutritionaly complete.
Why would you want to feed eggs anyway???
You CAN NOT feed Heloderms store bought eggs, because these eggs are un-fertile or non-enbrionated.
Store bought eggs contain Avidin which is an anti-Biotin. Feeding eggs causes a Biotin deficiency.
A Biotin deficiency causes muscle tremors.
You can find fertilized eggs at some specialized healt stores...
They are not cheap.
You should only feed eggs to animals that are not eating rodents.
I personaly beat one egg and dip mice in it, and serve the mice in a dish. I dispose of the rest of the egg.
Just my two cents.
: Dan, I only feed my animals mice so I have no first hand experience at feeding eggs. However I have heard that feeding eggs whether cooked or raw causes the animlas to have runny bowel movements. If you do decide to use eggs make sure you cook them thoroughly to kill any Salmonella bacteria that may be present.
: I would recommend you stick with feeding mice and just increase the frequency/amount that you feed the animal.
: Good luck
: : what is the best food to bulk up a gila? i heard hard-boiled eggs.