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*Revived thread: Skink's Favorite Fruit???

Postby Hef » Tue Oct 05, 2004 6:55 pm

i would have to say, without a shadow of a morsel of a shred of a doubt, that both of my skinks' favorite fruit....er, make that FOOD, is Kiwi. they both go BONKERS over it! Lissa practically eats her own hand off trying to lick the juice off of her fingers when she is done. even Hef, who is one of the most carnivorous skinks ever (almost never eats fruits or veggies unless I BLEND meat in it) devours it...what I do is I buy the kiwi's at the grocery store and than i let them sit out for like 4 or 5 days in a bowl until they are very ripe ( very soft to the touch, they give when you squeeze them). This is how my skinks love to eat them, when they are over-ripe and full of sweet juice, but the stores never sell them ripe so thats why i leave them out of the refrigerator for 4 or 5 days. I take one and cut it in half, half goes to them ( they each get half of a half) and I eat the other half (kiwi is one of the most nutritionally dense fruits). Than I give the skinks their treat. I give it to them as a separate treat aside from their meal, and never on the same day I feed them unless it is part of their dinner which I occasionally do, but I usually give it to them about once a week as a treat, and so they get their vitamin c and all of the other trace vitamins and minerals that kiwi's supply. give it a go, and i guarantee your skinks will be healthier and happier for it. Just remember to give it to them real ripe and cut it up into very small, mushy pieces. btw, what other fruits have you guys had success with??? :mrgreen:
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Postby Zach » Tue Oct 05, 2004 7:52 pm

I tried ripe fresh figs the other day! Very unique flavor, and evidently (thanks to Tiger), is crammed with Calcium.

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Postby Amelie » Tue Oct 05, 2004 7:54 pm

my skinks favorite by far is banana, he loves them.
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Postby Jacki » Tue Oct 05, 2004 8:08 pm

Mine seem to like grapes and apple. They don't really like banana, wierd huh?
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Postby Jane » Tue Oct 05, 2004 8:31 pm

I've had success with Bananas, Strawberries, grapes, apple, apricot, watermelon and cantelope.
I'll have to try Kiwi and figs next.
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Postby AndrewSeike » Tue Oct 05, 2004 9:33 pm

I would have to say my Blues like banana and grapes.

I tried strawberries, only a few ate them. The rest did the pull back rub noses into the substrate and sneeze.

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Postby Zach » Tue Oct 05, 2004 10:01 pm

Amelie wrote:my skinks favorite by far is banana, he loves them.


I want to see some more pictures! Can you get some?

Anyone able to find fresh figs? Even if you don't buy them, let's see how many people can find them. FRESH!

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Postby Jane » Tue Oct 05, 2004 10:25 pm

Zach - my father in law has 3 tree's, when in season l am able to get a tone of em... want me to send you some *giggle*
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Postby Zach » Tue Oct 05, 2004 11:40 pm

Yeah! They're $4.99 for a tiny tiny basket. I think you get maybe 15 little figs.

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Postby Tigergenesis » Wed Oct 06, 2004 3:40 am

Well, my PB will eat anything. But I think (hard to tell) her favs are fruit and chicken breasts. She's had: watermelon, strawberries, honeydew, cantaloupe, blueberries, raspberries, kiwi, grapes, apple, peach. Again, she'll eat it all, but I think her favs are watermelon and strawberries. She'll climb through her food dish to get to them. Actually, it seems anything red she is like that with - like tomatos as well. Can they see colors? It seems she's partial to red foods.
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Postby Zach » Wed Oct 06, 2004 3:49 am

I'm not sure if they see colors! I don't see why they wouldn't... but you mentioned they can't see red light. Not sure what the difference would be.

Funny, slurp hates strawberries. I do'nt know how, because I've never seen him try one to find out if he likes it or not. He always picks them out. (When he used to eat that is :roll:)

Did you says raspberries were EQUAL in the ratios, or just a good staple diet? What was it about them again...

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Postby Tigergenesis » Wed Oct 06, 2004 3:58 am

:doh: I forgot about the not being able to see the red light thing...but maybe it's different somehow? I dunno.

Raspberries are a great staple fruit that you can feed everyday - excellent source of calcium and fiber. Calcium: Phosphorous = 2:1

Oh yeah, and I've also given PB canned mandarin oranges.
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Postby Zach » Wed Oct 06, 2004 4:14 am

I need to buy some fruit, I've been giving mostly greens. Haha, maybe that's slurp's problem.... He's organized a sit-in! (on strike)

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Postby Tiliquagirl » Wed Oct 06, 2004 4:48 am

I don't even know what a fig looks like but I looked for some in the supermarket the other day and couldn't find any. Mine have all gone off fruit for some reason but usually they like banana, grapes, kiwi fruit, orange, mandarine and blue berries. I haven't tried Rocky with strawberry, and either Remy, Chuckie or Ernesto doesn't/didn't like it but I can never remember which one doesn't like it.
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Postby Tonka » Wed Oct 06, 2004 10:25 am

Hmmmm

Both mine love banana and grapes. Nero loves his Honeydew melon also.

Will try out figs and kiwi fruit though.....orff to the shops for me :wink:


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Postby Jenn » Wed Oct 06, 2004 12:41 pm

My guys love cantelope, melon and plums. I've found fresh figs at my grocery store. You can buy them single. I can't remember how much though. I'm going to have to try kiwi.
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Postby Jenn » Wed Oct 06, 2004 5:34 pm

I forgot pinapple! They both love pinapple!
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Postby Tigergenesis » Wed Oct 06, 2004 5:40 pm

Ohhh! I haven't tried pineapple yet. I also forgot that PB loves mango and papaya as well.
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Postby Jane » Wed Oct 06, 2004 7:45 pm

With the BTS not being able to see red light, do they see it as white light??
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Postby Zach » Wed Oct 06, 2004 9:22 pm

How do we know they don't see red light?

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