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Old 16-11-2012, 10:08 PM
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i keep looking round to see how much i should feed my Berber skink I've just got him and the previous owner fed him 1 crickets every other day but he looks small to me and he was taking 2-3 crickets every other day for me i was just looking to see how much others feed there's he also eats grated carrot.
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note I've had him about 2-4 weeks
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Old 18-11-2012, 12:27 AM
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i keep looking round to see how much i should feed my Berber skink I've just got him and the previous owner fed him 1 crickets every other day but he looks small to me and he was taking 2-3 crickets every other day for me i was just looking to see how much others feed there's he also eats grated carrot.
Thanks in advance
note I've had him about 2-4 weeks



I normally leave a bowl of mealworms in with mine and will offer roaches or crickets once or twice a week and
add a turkey mince with butternut squash, grapes and dandelion leaves meal once a fortnight.
One cricket every other day seems very little presuming yours is an adult.
At this time of year they seem to eat very little though in preperation for winter.
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I normally leave a bowl of mealworms in with mine and will offer roaches or crickets once or twice a week and
add a turkey mince with butternut squash, grapes and dandelion leaves meal once a fortnight.
One cricket every other day seems very little presuming yours is an adult.
At this time of year they seem to eat very little though in preperation for winter.
thanks for the welcome. I was told by the previous owner not to feed meal worms often as the cause impaction(put me of a little), also how do you offer the supplements as i was told just to dip the crickets in it. so far he hasn't rejected any live foods I've offered yet
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thanks for the welcome. I was told by the previous owner not to feed meal worms often as the cause impaction(put me of a little), also how do you offer the supplements as i was told just to dip the crickets in it. so far he hasn't rejected any live foods I've offered yet
I've never had any problem at all feeding mine meal worms, although I
would imagine morio/super worms could possibly cause problems if alot
where consumed in one sitting. Regarding supplements I add some to
their mealworm bowl and dip the crickets/roaches in the powder, it is worth
noting that too much supplementation can cause as much harm as not enough.

I forgot to mention my berbers also love snails, I breed my own giant african
land snails and it's amazing watching them crack through the shells.
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I've never had any problem at all feeding mine meal worms, although I
would imagine morio/super worms could possibly cause problems if alot
where consumed in one sitting. Regarding supplements I add some to
their mealworm bowl and dip the crickets/roaches in the powder, it is worth
noting that too much supplementation can cause as much harm as not enough.

I forgot to mention my berbers also love snails, I breed my own giant african
land snails and it's amazing watching them crack through the shells.
hi thanks for all your info ill try your method of feeding soon but at the moment i have no bowl to put mealworms in to feed hes always been feed with feeding tongs. on the snail side what size do you feed him so i can give them a try
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hi thanks for all your info ill try your method of feeding soon but at the moment i have no bowl to put mealworms in to feed hes always been feed with feeding tongs. on the snail side what size do you feed him so i can give them a try

You're welcome, a normal small ramakin size bowl is fine, basically anything the mealworms can't climb out of is ok.
Snails I normally feed anything upto around an inch in shell length but it depends on the size of the skink i guess,
best to start small and you'll soon gauge what your's will be able to get into, be sure to quarantine any wild
caught snails just to make sure they don't pass on anything nasty, if he takes to them it may be worth considering
breeding your own in the future so as to avoid any possible contaminants etc.
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