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Food recommendations for Nigerians?


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Posted by jimbo on April 25, 2003 at 19:28:55:

In Reply to: Food recommendations for Nigerians? posted by peanutbuttermdc on April 25, 2003 at 18:53:04:

I think most will agree that each individual uro has it's own personality and preferrences. You'll probably have to experiment in finding out what yours likes and dislikes. I've found that common "favorites" with many uros, may not be even liked with mine. Also, over time, tastes may change.
Some of the "good" stuff that I've heard about and also discovered are the fresh yellow dandelion flowers (when I say fresh, I mean picked off my lawn), mustard greens, gazania rigens, commonly known as the "treasure flower" (see picture), of which Rocky goes nuts for (see video), dry mix, and one that I got from Deer Fern Farms, bee pollen granules. Aside from the bee pollen, I'll utilize these to make sure they get some suppliments, by dusting the treats, as I know they'll eat them. If you just got the uros, I've found, accidentally, that the dry mix will get them eating. It's been noted that a possible problem, is that if they're dehydrated, the dry mix may make it worse. My opinion is that if they're dehydrated, they're not going to eat anything anyway.
Make sure that if they appear to be not eating, that there is always a variety of food available anyway. Acclimation is kind of stressfull for both the owner and the uro, but I haven't read anything about uros not making it during acclimation.
Good luck.
Jim

Here's the flower:
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Here's Rocky going nuts for it:
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