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Savannah Monitor

Discussion in 'Not So Spineless Wonders' started by olablane, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. olablane

    olablane Arachnobaron

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    Can a savannah monitor eat ground beef?
     
  2. they can eat it but for nutritional reasons it's recommended to feed whole prey items(so they get the bone mass and insides as well)

    it works in a pinch but they can't live off it is what i'm getting at:shame:
     
  3. olablane

    olablane Arachnobaron

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    Ok She eats roaches, crickets and froen-thawed pinkie rats. thought it might be a good treat occasionally. Thanks
     
  4. clam1991

    clam1991 Arachnoangel

    or add calcium powder

    i do that when i need to for my red tegu;)
     
  5. i used to feed chicken hearts and gizzards as treats but i don't think it gets much better than pinkie rats!:} ( i fed a live one to my black throat and after he knocked it back i could still hear it squeeking!:eek: always dead after that)
     
  6. I believe a variety is best. A diet consisting on just one animal isn't necessarily bad (because people do it with snakes all the time) but I think it is limiting.
     
  7. olablane

    olablane Arachnobaron

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    Mothing like a little squeeeeeeekkkkk to make you feel guilty, is there. She is sbout 28 inches now. Up til about 2 weks ago she would not eat anything but bugs.Can I also feed her chicken and stuff as long as I put calcium powder on it? How about boneless fish. I just want to keep her healthy and happy!!
     
  8. i also used to cut whole mackerel in half and give it to him:} it was the only time he ever snapped at me!:eek: the bones shouldn't be a problem as long as they aren't sharp but whole fish would be best(human quality only-no feeder fish) like fresh anchovies, sardines or mackerel:D
     
  9. although, i'm not sure what kind of fresh fish you can get in idaho- sorry:rolleyes:
     
  10. AudreyElizabeth

    AudreyElizabeth Arachnodemon Old Timer

    Ugh. I just finished reading Fast Food Nation and cringe to think of anything eating raw ground beef.
    I always fed my monitor crickets and pinkies.
     
  11. olablane

    olablane Arachnobaron

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    Mine eats pinkies and roaches. Its just that I live 2 hours from nearest pet store and occasionally I run out of frozen and live mice. She needs to eat something in the mean time. I also think she needs a variety of foods. Any other suggestions are welcome and appreciated.
     
  12. AudreyElizabeth

    AudreyElizabeth Arachnodemon Old Timer

    That is a problem. Have you thought of starting a roach colony or breeding mice or crickets? I've always wanted to do that, but I don't have enough animals to really warrant such a project.
     
  13. olablane

    olablane Arachnobaron

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    I have , but I have a skunk that likes to eat the same things as my lizards and Ts so Some times I dont have enough live ones that I can part with and still maintain my supply.
     
  14. AudreyElizabeth

    AudreyElizabeth Arachnodemon Old Timer

    LOL You have the opposite problem then!
    Not to get you off topic, but I've always wondered how it would be to keep a skunk. I've heard they can be great pets.
     
  15. jr47

    jr47 Arachnobaron Old Timer

    I use to feed mine raw chicken and most of the time she would regurge it all over the side of the cage. Nasty, Half digested chicken. What a smell. So, I just stuck to mice and pinky rats or hoppers.
    I am not saying the chicken could hurt it. Could be it just didnt agree with mine. They get hungry they will eat about anything. Also, If you have a bait shop close they usually sell crickets and stuff that would be better than feeding hamburger. I would rather get them at the pet store. Its a bit safer but when I have to I will get crickets at the bait shop. So far I have had no issues with them.
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2009
  16. IdahoBiteyThing

    IdahoBiteyThing Arachnobaron

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    huh?

    What you don't know about Idaho is that we have these things called grocery stores that carry all kinds of seafood and they even have milk in cartons! They're so much easier to load onto the buggy and when we hit the big bumps in the trail, they don't break like the glass bottles. Then when we get home we just thaw the fish over the woodstove (that is, after we unhitch the horses and make a quick stop at the outhouse). :wall:

    We're the leading producer of trout in the nation. We have fish (and electricity, running water, cell phones, internet, indoor plumbing and lots of other cool stuff). LOL
     
  17. i meant that i usually catch pelagic fish while working and don't have to worry about things like tapeworms that i have to cook out;)

    i really don't relish the idea of having to worm my monitor on a weekly basis:p