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Ok so I was asking a lil here and there about the diet choices I could choose for Rex as for some reason my market only carries endive, colard(he hates it that’s what I’m trying to get him to eat as we speak and occasionally bok Choy,they do carry romaine at all times but I know that is a no no. So are there any unusual food not typicly mentioned I can geed him? Here he is with some new pics




02/24/12  05:53pm

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  Message To: Old rex   In reference to Message Id: 2256757


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Like I mentioned in the other thread, you should try a new market. Also, keep in mind many markets simply call their curly endive ’chicory’. You can also keep an eye out for ’spring mix’ premade salads--just make sure there is no spinach or chard, which are both common in these mixes. Other than that, jot UroWiki’s food items list down or save it to your phone, that way you always have one on hand if need be.



02/24/12  08:04pm

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  Message To: Vers   In reference to Message Id: 2256773


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Your a big help vers;) what is your prefferred food to feed your guys?



02/24/12  09:55pm

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  Message To: Old rex   In reference to Message Id: 2256779


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Currently I have them mainly on a combination of escarole, curly endive and dandelion greens as staples. Every couple of days I’ll toss in either a bit of shredded carrot, shredded yellow pepper, collards, sprouted lentils, spaghetti squash or red leaf lettuce--all of these food items are used in small quantities. I also give them some thawed green peas every other week, mainly as a treat. other than that they almost always have a dry, ground legume/bean mix, consisting of navy bean, split pea, lentil and millet, though I’m thinking of cutting down a bit on it. So in all, pretty simple.



02/24/12  11:55pm

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  Message To: Vers   In reference to Message Id: 2256787


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Sounds like they should be pretty healthy thanks its hard to remember all those food items……… ill write those down



02/25/12  12:58am

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  Message To: Old rex   In reference to Message Id: 2256791


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Cactus pads.



02/28/12  03:27pm

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  Message To: Sahara99   In reference to Message Id: 2257160


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Cactus pads??????????



02/28/12  03:34pm

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  Message To: Old rex   In reference to Message Id: 2257162


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More specifically Opuntia, better known as prickly pear. They must be de-spined and the glochids must be removed before feeding. If you can’t find them locally you can often find them for sale online.



02/28/12  08:35pm

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  Message To: Vers   In reference to Message Id: 2257186


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Ok I believe I e heard of that. Are they fruits or veggies?



02/28/12  09:11pm

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  Message To: Old rex   In reference to Message Id: 2257190


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The pad itself, I believe, is considered a vegetable, though the plant also flowers and produces fruit, both of which are edible.



02/28/12  09:29pm

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  Message To: Vers   In reference to Message Id: 2257192


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Thanks looks like I got a nice long list of food items :)



02/29/12  07:03am


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