Pictures of Kiah eating a snail

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Pictures of Kiah eating a snail

Postby Lea » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:23 pm

It's been a beautiful day and decided to feed a few snails. This one turned out to be a little tough in the shell, so after much shaking and head banging from Kiah, I decided I would have to intervene and break the shell for him or one of his head bangs was going to knock him out! The shell was then sucked off in less than a minute, but the slimy innards took some battling before he finally got a grip and was able to chew it all up. By the look on his face, I'm pretty sure he enjoyed it.

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Re: Pictures of Kiah eating a snail

Postby AnnaMonroe » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:21 am

The last two photos' facial expressions..LMAO!
I love it. :)
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Re: Pictures of Kiah eating a snail

Postby Robyn@SYR » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:22 pm

That is a neat thing to capture, I know they love their snails!
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Re: Pictures of Kiah eating a snail

Postby Lea » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:25 pm

I love watching them eat snails, it's so gooey and satisfying! I've been waiting patiently for the snails to detox and the lizards to wake up a bit more, so this encounter was extra special! Kiah always makes sloppy dinner manners look extremely endearing!
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Re: Pictures of Kiah eating a snail

Postby Jeff » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:43 pm

There is something about pictures of Australian blueys in Australia that just make me happy! It doesn't really matter what they are doing, just the fact that it is in OZ makes it awesome! Thanks for the pictures!
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Re: Pictures of Kiah eating a snail

Postby Lea » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:52 pm

Jeff wrote:There is something about pictures of Australian blueys in Australia that just make me happy! It doesn't really matter what they are doing, just the fact that it is in OZ makes it awesome! Thanks for the pictures!


You are welcome! I don't know what it is about them that makes me go all gooey inside, either! They'll be pleased to make you happy, Jeff!
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Re: Pictures of Kiah eating a snail

Postby bella3 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:20 pm

I really like that second last picture with the tongue :)
These are really interesting photos, and I really enjoyed seeing them.
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Re: Pictures of Kiah eating a snail

Postby Rani-May » Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:04 am

I really like the second last one too. you can just imagine the "mmmm, that was tasty!"
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Re: Pictures of Kiah eating a snail

Postby justyna.ewa » Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:14 am

Stupid question: Do you actually have to buy a specific kind of snails in store, or is it okay if I just pick some up in the woods?
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Re: Pictures of Kiah eating a snail

Postby Rani-May » Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:34 am

I reckon this is an "öpinions" question.but I get mine from a bird sanctuary near my house and put them in a container for a few days just to be sure it is healthy and hasnt gotten to any poisons. Then give my skinks the snail :)
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Re: Pictures of Kiah eating a snail

Postby justyna.ewa » Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:42 am

o: I will have to get a container and try to keep them alive for a few days before, then. Thanks :)
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Re: Pictures of Kiah eating a snail

Postby Rani-May » Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:59 am

just give them air holes and a bit of lettuce or apple or pretty much anything lol
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Re: Pictures of Kiah eating a snail

Postby justyna.ewa » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:02 am

Will do :) I'm also going to acquire some crickets this weekend and see how he deals with that.
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Re: Pictures of Kiah eating a snail

Postby Rani-May » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:12 am

haha,watch him chase them!
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Re: Pictures of Kiah eating a snail

Postby justyna.ewa » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:19 am

Does that count as feeding or exercise?
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Re: Pictures of Kiah eating a snail

Postby Rani-May » Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:00 pm

LOL, mine runs round all the time, pretty active for a bluey most days, I'd say it isnt counted as exercise because its the same as if we jumped on a treadmill for 2 mins then ate a handful of candy afterwards lol XD
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Re: Pictures of Kiah eating a snail

Postby justyna.ewa » Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:59 pm

I do that all the time. B] Totally counts as exercise.
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Re: Pictures of Kiah eating a snail

Postby LarissaLurid » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:17 pm

justyna.ewa wrote:Will do :) I'm also going to acquire some crickets this weekend and see how he deals with that.


I highly recommend Dubia Roaches! No noise, no smell, and they are healthier. Very simple to keep and great feeders, good source of calcium too.
In my experience, my Bluey for some reason never wanted to chase crickets, he would try to grab one....once...then give up. But he will run after roaches for a while and actually eat them.

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Re: Pictures of Kiah eating a snail

Postby justyna.ewa » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:20 pm

I'm honestly really not in the mood to bring cockroaches into my house. But I will watch the youtube video sceptically and see how I feel afterward...
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Re: Pictures of Kiah eating a snail

Postby Rani-May » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:44 pm

oh wow, the idea of those roaches is so good, but im wondering if it'd creep me out lol. plus im finding it really hard to find anywhere that ships frozen pinky mice down here let alone live roaches. the only live food they sell in stores in Tasmania are crickets and meal worms,and I dont feed my skinks meal worms anymore.

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