Discussion in 'Australian Snakes' started by Jayden1, Nov 26, 2014.
can sand monitors eat wet dog food ??
Can they? Yes. Should they? Probably not.
The key is in the name - DOG food is for dogs.
Your better off buying pinky mice or larger then dog food, even a premium grade mince would be better. Cheap dog food isnt good for dogs so i wouldnt feed it to a reptile.
Saximus is on correct, Take into consideration monitors get there calcium from the prey they eat, not saying you plan on using as a staple diet, but even the best dog food probably won't meet a monitors nutritional needs. If it's for a treat maybe try kangaroo mince?
I myself would not feed wet dog or cat food to any medium or large monitor's, in the wild they eat reptiles-mammals-birds as well as dead carrion.
ln captivity you should feed them mice-rats and kangaroo mince or chopped up rabbit, this should give then a variety and plenty of calcium that they need to live a healthy life.
Remember to not over feed them cause it can lead to liver and overweight problems.
Small monitor's, should be feed a variety or insects such as, crickets-woodies-grasshoppers and newborn mice or newborn rats.
Small monitor's enjoy eating insects more and a little bit of meat occasionally.
l myself have kept ( Ridge-Tailed & Pygmy-Mulga & Spencer & Sand Monitor's), so l do know a lot about keeping and feeding and health issues, for when it comes to keeping these awesome lizards.