Brumation or sick?

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Re: Brumation or sick?

Postby dragonkin » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:36 am

CooperDragon wrote:Does he eat the veges on his own? If so, I'd just cut them up into bite sized pieces for him. I've had good luck chopping up green beans and cutting yellow and green squash into small worm shapes and putting that in with greens for salads.

He's kinda good with eating his greens but if he can't get it with his tongue after a few tries he gets upset and walks away from it. I just figured mashed fruits and veggies would stick to his tongue better. He's good with eating kale but other things not so much
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Re: Brumation or sick?

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:11 am

That's a common issue. I've found that doing some hand feeding and holding it close so he can grab it may be helpful. That's how my guy is. He'll really dig in if he's hungry but he likes to have the food delivered to him sometimes too :lol: Kale is OK but only if it's part of a bigger diet. Try some turnip and collard greens. Dandelion greens will be in season too and are also good ones to try. Their preferences seem to change over time so Keep rotating things in and see what he likes. I go with whatever looks freshest at the store each week.
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Re: Brumation or sick?

Postby dragonkin » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:17 am

CooperDragon wrote:That's a common issue. I've found that doing some hand feeding and holding it close so he can grab it may be helpful. That's how my guy is. He'll really dig in if he's hungry but he likes to have the food delivered to him sometimes too :lol: Kale is OK but only if it's part of a bigger diet. Try some turnip and collard greens. Dandelion greens will be in season too and are also good ones to try. Their preferences seem to change over time so Keep rotating things in and see what he likes. I go with whatever looks freshest at the store each week.

Okay I'll try to find some collard greens and turnips when I go to the store next, I can never find Dandelion greens at the store. Do you know where I could find them?. Thanks a bunch for all this help!
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Re: Brumation or sick?

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:20 am

I see them in the spring and summer at the local co-op grocery store. Sometimes they'll show up in the main grocery store too but they are more intermittent than the others. Just keep an eye out for them and if they look fresh go for it and give them a shot. If you don't see them, no big deal.
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Re: Brumation or sick?

Postby dragonkin » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:44 am

CooperDragon wrote:I see them in the spring and summer at the local co-op grocery store. Sometimes they'll show up in the main grocery store too but they are more intermittent than the others. Just keep an eye out for them and if they look fresh go for it and give them a shot. If you don't see them, no big deal.

Okay, Thank you so much Cooper!
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