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Posted by coolcritter on April 27, 2003 at 18:57:58:

In Reply to: Here's what I do with mine... posted by Blakes_girl on April 27, 2003 at 14:23:56:

Thank you very very very much, that is what I was looking for great job !

:Hello! I have a colombian black and white and I love him. I've posted a few times before about what I've done with him when I first got him so I won't go into that again. I honestly believe that if you put the time and effort into the lizard and get them fairly young (I haven't had any experiences trying to tame adult colombians) that you can get them to be as tame as you want. I've worked with three youngsters total including my Blake. As long as you put the time in and have plenty of patience (there will be days when it seems like your tegu has taken five steps backwards) you will get a nice tegu. Blake is an absolute doll and though he does have his days (who doesn't?), I can let pretty much anyone handle him without worry.

:As far as diet goes, I'll give you a run down of his weekly feeding schedule (definitely add some crickets into the diet for the youngsters and I'd go ahead and dust them with MinerAll every time I fed). Blake would eat crickets for about the first month that I had him, after that he totally ignored them.
:Sun. - 1 chunk of freshly thawed, raw, lean ground turkey with
: crushed bone meal sprinkled on top.
:Mon. - 1 chunk (chunk meaning a chunk of food equally a little
: more than he can eat in one day) canned Natural Balance
: (very great quality all natural food) dog or cat food with
: Herptivite sprinkled on top.
:Tue. - 1 chunk of thawed, raw, lean ground turkey with Rep-Cal
: calcium powder prinkled on top.
:Wed. - 1 pre-killed adult mouse.
:Thur. - 1 chunk of canned Natural Balance dog or cat food with
: MinerAll sprinkled on top.
:Fri. - 1 frozen cube of tegu smoothie (I'll give the recipe at
: the end of this post) thawed.
:Sat. - 1 chunk of thawed, raw, lean ground turkey with
: crushed bone meal sprinkled on top.

:So basically I just keep alternating the days of raw meat and canned dog or cat food and keep alternating what supplements I put on them. My four supplements are MinerAll, Herptivite, Rep-Cal calcium, and crushed bone meal. However, I do keep his Wed. and Fri. the same every week.

:You might be wondering where the fruits and veggies are in his diet. Well, since he won't eat them strait out I mixed them into his smoothie. The smoothie recipe is: 5 whole eggs, 1 mango, 1 banana, 1 orange, 1 tspn bone meal, 1 tspn MinerAll, 1 tspn Herptivite, and 1 tspn Rep-Cal calcium. Then I poured it into an ice tray and froze it. Blake absolutely LOVES the stuff!!

:I hope that that helps you out some.

:Lindsay
::Hi, I am thinking of getting a few of these. how often are you suppose to dust crickets for them ? and as babies what will they eat ?
::And i have been reading that they have bad personalities,
::how bad are they ?
::thanks for any info.

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