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Posted by djfletcher on April 22, 2003 at 20:48:55:
In Reply to: Re: WORRIED ABOUT PTS posted by barace21 on April 22, 2003 at 10:38:35:
Greens with good calcium/phosphorus balance include collard greens, mustard greens and chard. Dandelion is probably the best out there. Spinach and kale are not great choices due to high oxalate and goitrogen content, although PTS seem to do fine with Pothos leaves, which contain lots of oxalates. Most of these recommendations are based on research in iguanas. VERY little has been done with PTS.
A great site for info on herp nutrition is www.herpnutrition.com. Susan Donoghue has done more research on herbivore, carnivore and omnivore herp nutrition than anyone in the world. She sells specially formulated supplements for Iguanas meant to be mixed into a healthy salad daily. Unfortunately, all of this info has to be extrapolated from her work with iguanas (which is EXTENSIVE), but at least it's better than extrapolating from herbivorous mammals!
Hope this is helpful!
:Sounds great, what other greens/ vegetables would you recommend?