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Diet percentages in weight or volume?

Posted: Thu May 07, 2020 1:51 pm
by Skoll_21
Hi guys! I know the diet should consist of around 50% veggies, 40% meat and 10% fruit but I haven't seen anywhere specified if these are percentages in weight or volume. Does anyone know? Because it makes quite a difference...

I've been going by volume % (just eyeballing it) but I'm now worried I maybe haven't been feeding enough veggies to my bluey.

Bonus: photo of my girl (I think) Lagi trying to become a croissant.

Re: Diet percentages in weight or volume?

Posted: Thu May 07, 2020 2:39 pm
by mb606587
I've been feeding a spoonful of dog food with three green beans once a week for 20 years. Granted my dog food has multiple vegetables listed in the ingredients. I rarely, if ever, feed fruit. Some prominent breeders don't even feed vegetables. I wouldn't worry too much. Offering a diet higher in vegetables or simply cutting back portions is typically an effective diet for an overweight skink.

Re: Diet percentages in weight or volume?

Posted: Thu May 07, 2020 3:28 pm
by Skoll_21
mb606587 wrote:I've been feeding a spoonful of dog food with three green beans once a week for 20 years. Granted my dog food has multiple vegetables listed in the ingredients. I rarely, if ever, feed fruit. Some prominent breeders don't even feed vegetables. I wouldn't worry too much. Offering a diet higher in vegetables or simply cutting back portions is typically an effective diet for an overweight skink.

Thanks! Maybe she looks a bit chunky in the photo because of her pose but she's actually quite lean (but a healthy weight I believe), hahah.