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They aren't undigested, they are regurgitated


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Posted by Starling on May 11, 2003 at 22:23:30:

In Reply to: Need help!! undigested mealworms, pic of spool posted by wahberee on May 11, 2003 at 20:49:46:

Sometimes hatchlings have eyes bigger than their tiny stomachs and will eat more than their stomachs can hold and regurigate- it doesn't matter what the prey item is, as long as they are the right size. They will learn how much they can eat and it should stop. The stoll that is there looks normal.


:I dunno what happened, all of my hatchlings have been taking in mealworms and crickets fine, but today when I was looking through their enclosures, I noticed some undigested mealworms. Anyone know how to prevent this from happening?? Im assuming the acid content of their stomach's arent strong enough to digest the hard exoskeleton of the mealworms so what would help make their stomachs more acidic. I took out all the mealworms and Im currently feeding them crickets at the moment.





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