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Re: For Some Reason..................


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Posted by ALanolis on March 04, 2003 at 12:42:29:

In Reply to: For Some Reason.................. posted by OneTwoManyHerps on March 04, 2003 at 12:05:39:

:For some reason he won't eat any fruits only meaty type foods.


That is ok, sorta. Fruits provide three basic things: water, sugars, and some vitamins.

The water is the best part. Hydration is important, and if you can provide this with fruit, all the better. But if your knight won't show interest in fruit, that is a disadvantage. Sugars aren't really something you should worry about. As for vitamins, Anoles tend to do best when a good supplement is dusted on prey once or twice a week, in addition to prey being healthy.


I have yet to run into a lizard that did not show at least mild interest in silkworms and/or butterworms. They're usually great at getting fussy eaters to eat. And since silkworms are good feeders, it's not bad to use them frequently. Butterworms are similar to waxworms, in terms of a high lipid content. But they have a great calcium percentage, and they seem to have an aroma or perhaps it's their color, but they sure do attract insectivores.

So if your Knight is a bit on the thin side, and he is being a fussy eater, perhaps you should invest in some butterworms. They get big, but knights are big lizards; we're not talking a small Anole species here. As for hydration, temporarily increase ambient humidity levels to around 75-85% for just a few days. With luck, this may perk up your Anole slightly. If that doesn't help, Pedialyte can be considered.

p.s. Could you give a brief description of your setup (cage size, bedding, furniture, lamp types, lamp brands, photoperiods, gradients, population, etc)?




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