Post by Thunder380Lady on Mar 11, 2004 16:21:49 GMT -8
Hi everyone~ I was just reading about all the veggies you all feed your babies. I have had Lenore on the following diet since I adopted her 6 weeks ago.
collard greens mustard greens yellow squash dandelion greens(her favorite) snap peas snow peas green beans carrots(not to fond of them) turnips parsnips sweet potatoes parsley okra
I have found the easiest way to chop her leafy veggies is by cutting them up with scissors, and the other veggies I grate on one of those older 4 sided graters.
once in awhile I give her for a treat bananas pears grapes mango cantloupe honeydew melon
I also give her dry Iguana food soaked in water and canned Iguana food once a week.
I sprinkle Repta-Vitamins and Iguana Dust VMF on her food once a week. And once a week I use spray vitamins.
Lenore seems to be doing really well on this diet. She has grown 5 inches since I first got her. She is fattening up well in her legs and body.
Can anyone tell me approximately how old Lenore might be at this size? 22 inches from snout to tip of tail. I don't know how old she was when I first got her 6 weeks ago.But she was about 17 inches long then.
Great diet, but why the dry and moist Ig food? Those are not recommended for Igs. Could cause Liver and kidney damage. She's getting all the right nutrients from the greens and veggies and the supplements.
I'm checking the growth chart for you.
Last Edit: Mar 11, 2004 16:41:31 GMT -8 by dominick
I completely agree with Dom!! The diet you have her on is GREAT! (just make sure the majority is greens) She won't need all those vitamins, and definately not the iguana food. They don't have iguana food in the wild. A natural diet for them consists of vegetation. ;D
Post by Thunder380Lady on Mar 11, 2004 17:14:48 GMT -8
Thanks Dom for some more great advise!! I was told that the dry food and canned food would be a good change for them. BUT.....I trust the advise from an Iguana owner more than I trust the advise of someone who works in a pet shop. So I will discontinue using the dry and canned food. Also thank you for the advise about NOT using chicken wire for a cage. I won't do that either.
I am so glad this site is here....I am learning so much from all of you. Thank you all.
Fluffy's salad is catered to her as follows (but she likes it to be in sections of differant stuff, when I combine all of it she goes on strike! )
Turnip greens (more of this than any other green) Collards Dandilion greens Parsley (hidden under greens) Cilantro (also hidden from the picky little queen) Parsnip yellow squash butternut squash nectarines (very rarely, not sure of the nutritional value...) Carrots (sometimes she leaves them and other times they're all scarfed down) Mango Green leaf lettuce Tomato (a new favorite of hers) strawberries apple banana and somtimes a few peices of whole wheat bread. oh and occasionaly very small amounts of chopped celery. and a leaf of spinach.
Then theres those days when she "helps" me make her feast and scavenges around the on the counters trying to find crumbs and food particles and will find some cereal or chips Tiffany has left out (GRRRR!!!) I about had a cornary when the bag of sunchips started flopping around, when I got the nerve to grab it Fluffy was munching down...PIG! lol
I sprinke calcium dust once a week to once every other week, it depends on how much of greens shes eaten)
Last Edit: Mar 11, 2004 17:39:13 GMT -8 by AshleyD
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