Chicken Neck Alternatives...

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  1. Tobe404

    Tobe404 Well-Known Member

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    Just after some alternatives too Chicken Necks for Turok (Yellow Spotted Monitor).

    Feel like giving him something different for a change.

    I got some Chicken Legs/Drumsticks and was going to try those.

    Do you think there would be any issues with that? Anything better out there I could try?

    He still gets whole prey items as well.

    Thanks guys.
     
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    I don't think there's a problem with legs, they still have bones in them so a source of calcium. As long as Turok is big enough to swallow them.
    I have Lacies and feed them necks,livers and kidneys so there's plenty of iron etc. with sometimes quail or chicken eggs once a week and rats & birds once a week.
    Someone recently asked if it was okay to feed chicken breast, that is no good as there is no calcium
     
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    I'll see how he goes... If he struggles I'll just chop them up a bit. Easy done.

    He handles quite large Chicken Necks with ease (and large Rats) so I'm hoping he'll be okay with the legs.

    Cheers.
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    Gave Turok one earlier today and he got it down without much issue so all good. : )
     
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    chicken bones are quite soft so he should be able to digest it okay, I probably wouldn't offer beef bones as they are much harder and could cause a blockage. I bought some ribs a while back and whilst they could chew the meat off the bones I wouldn't give them separate ribs in case they swallowed them and couldn't pass them out the other end
     
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    Stick with whole vertebrate foods for large mons (JMO). You can see here, Lacies are big mammal feeders in the wild, panoptes would be similar to heaths.

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