How to know how much to feed my skink?

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How to know how much to feed my skink?

Postby Moldorm » Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:30 pm

SO I have an adult (just under a year) Northern Blue Tongue and he is a voracious eater. I give him a serving about the size of his head, if not a little bigger but he still acts hungry after and will push his food bowl around looking for more. I don't want him to get obese but I want to make sure i have the serving size correct! Also he hasn't pooped that I've seen so far and I've had him a little over a week. Thanks!
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Re: How to know how much to feed my skink?

Postby mb606587 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:50 pm

For all of my adults, I give a tablespoon of dog food per week. For the more ravenous ones, I'll add more veggies into the bowl.
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Re: How to know how much to feed my skink?

Postby kingofnobbys » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:20 am

8g food / 100g body weight is the guidance assuming the food density nearly same as water .
based on this guidance from VETAFARM
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Re: How to know how much to feed my skink?

Postby kayla990 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:42 am

Just to add: under a year we offered food daily (similar to what you mentioned, about an amount similar to head size) until ours was around 11 months to which we changed it to once every second day. Now we're offering food once per 3 days (so two days 'off' between). I think people do different routines which work for their own Bluey's :D I don't think there is a one-fits-all approach, but keep observing and seeing how your Bluey reacts and if they are maintaining/gaining a healthy weight.
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