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Meal worms/ wax worms

Post by ~~TC~~ » Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:41 am

We also keep reptiles and always have live foods about so I was wondering if it would be okay to feed the Alexes live foods such as mealworms and waxworms as part of their protein needs?
Would you feed these as a treat, part of the main diet or not at all?
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Post by julie » Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:54 am

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Post by pinkdevil » Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:54 pm

I did read somewhere that in the wild, seed eating birds do eat insects as well. I did give my hand raised IRN meal worms (which she absolutly loved) till I was told that mealworms can eat the insides of their stomach if the bird has not killed them :shock: But I don't know if that was just a old wives tale or not.


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Post by Melika » Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:29 pm

From what I've read, you want to feed mini-meals or immature ones (before they get their pincers). But that's all I know, lol.
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Post by alana8819 » Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:34 pm

yeah we have to kill them before giving them to the lizards coz they can eat their stomachs the pet shop said

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Post by Lene » Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:41 am

How do these little guys manage in the wild? :?
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Post by ~~TC~~ » Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:31 am

Lene wrote:How do these little guys manage in the wild? :?

Makes you wonder, doesn't it. I do have to admit to not killing before I feed to my Beardies ... not too sure if I should start now. But have known black crickets to bite the inside of one of the beardies mouth and made it bleed ... alot.

I think I may give the wax worms a try first and see how we go from there.

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Post by ~~TC~~ » Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:07 am

Sure I will, I will pop them in the photo's section ... :D

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Post by nil » Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:12 am

irns in the wild eat seeds,vegetables and fruits
so it isnt reason to try with worms and i know that noone give them to parrots.

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Post by pinkdevil » Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:02 pm

nil wrote:irns in the wild eat seeds,vegetables and fruits
so it isnt reason to try with worms and i know that noone give them to parrots.


I have read in a few books that IRN as well as most birds in the wild will and do eat insects as part of their diet. But mostly, the birds eat seeds and fruit. I guess it is what is available to them at the time. If ya hungry gotta eat something. :)

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Post by nil » Sat Feb 09, 2008 4:15 am

If ya hungry gotta eat something

the same is for human too
in africa some indigent people eat insects and others eat rats and trushes and others even human meat,
but .... we dont give such food to our children :)

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