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Posted: Wed Oct 06, 2004 9:35 pm
by zennygirl
puppydog loves mangos and blueberries. it's the only two things (other than snails) that he will always eat if it's in front of him. he will not eat banana or any other kind of berry.

Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 3:53 am
by Tigergenesis

Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 8:26 am
by zennygirl
interesting! though there is some inflicting iinfo. one says snakes can see some color and one says they are all colorblind.

Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 9:26 am
by Tigergenesis
The term 'colorblind' is a bit misleading/confusing. If a person (and it seems it also applies to animals?) is colorblind it does not mean they can't see any colors; therefore, seeing only in black and white. It just means they don't see all the colors that you or I do. They generally have difficulty seeing certain colors, so their range of colors is less than ours.

Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 3:05 pm
by Zach
That is interesting! So it sounds like blue tongues can pratically see most colors...according to those sheets that is...

Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 6:19 pm
by Tigergenesis
Maybe PB can see her red food! I swear she's partial to red foods (even darker reds like grapes and raspberries).

I wonder if there is a difference in seeing an actual object of color (say a red book or red ball, etc) versus a red colored light?

Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 7:40 pm
by Zach
I wonder... Slurpy seems to be able pick out red strawberries without tasting them... :roll:

Posted: Sun May 13, 2007 9:54 am
by Freya's Uncle
For starters, let me say that I don't actually HAVE a BTS, my girlfriend's friend/friend's girlfriend (she's both :P) has one.

That being said, I don't KNOW about them seeing or not seeing red light, etc. but I DO know that red light disrupts your visual purple (I'll explain that in a sec, if you haven't heard the term) the least in humans, so that may be the same for lizards such as Blue-tongues, assuming they can see it at all.

a search on Wikipedia reveals that visual purple (or rhodopsin) is the photoreceptor that allows night vision. It's INCREDIBLY sensitive to light, and white light bleaches it instantly. In humans, it takes about 30 minutes to regenerate it. If anyone happens to be an astronomer, or even just a star-gazer, that would be why it's recommended to use red-light for reading any documents outside while waiting for a particular event, and why you should shield your eyes when a car drives by :P.

So with all of that being said, I'm ASSUMING that if BTSs can see red light it's just the one that disrupts their vision the least, which is why if you need a night-time basking light, it's got to be red/infrared.

If anyone sees anything wrong with my info, let me know :)

Posted: Sun May 13, 2007 10:12 am
by Dragontears
wow! Another revived thread! :shock:

Posted: Sun May 13, 2007 10:30 am
by evil pixie
Wow... this thread is 3 yrs old. No need to revive an old post like this!

Posted: Sun May 13, 2007 12:32 pm
by Lucifer_Spades
Blueberries for sure I can hand feed Quigly almost anything and he's very nice and gentle about takin it except blueberries I tried those and he almost took my finger off just cuz it smelled remotely like them he also likes grapes particularly the Giant red globes with seeds not so much on apples or strawberries haven't tried much else yet was waiting on the text food charts I finally got Thanks again Kyle :D

Posted: Sun May 13, 2007 8:24 pm
by kvega92
Blueberries are tinks. He goes crazy

Posted: Sun May 13, 2007 9:19 pm
by alphamale
Tigergenesis wrote: I swear she's partial to red foods


Red also does the trick for most of my skinks!

Posted: Sun May 13, 2007 9:23 pm
by Zach
PLEASE, please read the rules of this forum before posting! This is also just general forum etiquette for any web community. Thanks very much.


"• Please DO NOT revive old threads! This is incredibly confusing because when someone writes in a topic, that topic is brought back to the top of the forum. People open and read the topic thinking it's current news when it's actually information posted months or sometimes even years past. Generally, threads 2 months or older we ask be left alone. "

http://bluetongueskinks.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=333

Posted: Sun May 13, 2007 10:56 pm
by Brigget
well blue wont hardly eat anything fresh he is picky but lilly my new one has already scarfed down apricots, papaya, and banana today she loves fruit. I went crazy at the grocery store today, i got kiwi, mango, apricots bananas, papaya, cherries, and strawberries. they are gonna be in heaven for awhile. (anyway to keep fruit fresher longer?)

Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 10:02 pm
by rubyslprgirl
Apollo's favorite fruit is without a doubt.....Papaya. He cant ever seem to get enough of it. Its the only food that I believe he can smell when I walk into the room with it. LOL

Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 10:02 pm
by Blotch
Tigergenesis wrote:The term 'colorblind' is a bit misleading/confusing. If a person (and it seems it also applies to animals?) is colorblind it does not mean they can't see any colors; therefore, seeing only in black and white. It just means they don't see all the colors that you or I do. They generally have difficulty seeing certain colors, so their range of colors is less than ours.


In actual fact, The more appropriate term would be Colour Deficient. I know this because this is what I am. I can't tell the difference between certain shades of differing colours. Example: certain shades of blue and Purple, Red and brown, yellow and green. It's really annoying cuz people look at you like you're some kind of moron. In regards to the above statement about seeing black and white - this is true - colour blind people do not see in b&w, they just see ALL colors differently. Like I am with blues and purples etc.. they are with Everything. You should see me trying to pick out ripe bananas, quite amusing i've been told!

PS -> Like my Avatar? hehehe It's a band pic before any of you think i'm a poseur. I'll change it when i take a really good pic or zach finds my old one.

Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 11:16 pm
by deftones2015
Mine seems to be picky with fruits he loves banana but other than that he doesn't really eat much when i tried melons, nor strawberries, doesn't seem to like apple either lol weird huh? :chin:

Posted: Mon May 21, 2007 5:09 am
by Leigh
deftones2015 wrote:Mine seems to be picky with fruits he loves banana but other than that he doesn't really eat much when i tried melons, nor strawberries, doesn't seem to like apple either lol weird huh? :chin:


Ditto, it seems that he eats other fruit by mistake, like if its stuck to a bit of kale, how many of you actually offer just a single item of fruit? for a true study, loads of you blend together ingredients, so to say they eat this and that could be misleading unless offered individually, Blue will take banana from my hand, blueberries if rolled past his nose a couple of times.

Failures, strawberries,papaya,figs,apple,raspberries, star fruit, kiwi, mango{normally},plums,

Yet to try, Melon, blackberries, blackcurrent, pear, pineapple,peach, nectarines,oranges, lemons, gratefruit, pommegranite, anything else on the shelf at the store

One up side I found I love Mango :lol: