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Old 07-03-2010, 04:08 PM
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my leos will not even touch food that i have dusted with nutrobal but i have seen both of the licking the calcuim out of there calcuim bowl???? what can i do???
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Old 07-03-2010, 05:08 PM
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are you only dusting with neutrobol or do you do 2 days neutrobol & 5 days calcium? If its the 1st then the leos are probably getting too many vits thus are avoiding the neutrobol dusted food.
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Old 07-03-2010, 06:31 PM
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If every feed is dusted with either calcium ( 5 x per week) or Nutrobal (2 x per week) then they should be used to having dusted food. If they won't eat it when it is dusted then don't feed them un-dusted. They will eat the dusted food when they are hungry enough.
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Old 07-03-2010, 06:33 PM
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yeah thats ive been doing and i dusted a whole bowl of mealies and they hav'nt even touched them which is unusual as there gutty little sods lol
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Old 07-03-2010, 06:34 PM
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ok thank you
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Old 07-03-2010, 06:44 PM
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Just make sure they only have a light dusting. They don't need to be caked in it
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thats probably where im going wrong lol i am covering them abit to much i think
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or you can mix up calcium and nutrolbal into a proper mix (5 parts calcium and 2 parts nutrobal) and dust live food with that 7 days a week. it works for me and i know a few other people do it on here. that way their food tastes the same every day and they get used to it
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If nothing has worked, you could try not feeding them for a day. Then have a go at giving them dusted food.
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could i leave the dusted food in there again tonight???
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