Gelatin in beardie food?

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Gelatin in beardie food?

Postby AreG » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:11 am

I´m looking into making my own beardie-snacks
Not planned for daily feeding, but for those occations where I´m not able to give it live insects.

My plan is to use powdered crickets (cricket-flour) dandelion greens +++
I was thinking about adding some water and gelatin, molde it to a thin plate and cut it into strings resembling small worms.

I see (Norwegian brand gelatin) that it contains over 85% animal based protein, and otherwise has nutrition components that looks fairly good for beardies.

So: is this a good idea :?:
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Re: Gelatin in beardie food?

Postby kingofnobbys » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:05 am

If it's processed and contains gelatin or other fillers , don't give it.

"Bites", "Snacks" are not by any measure worth giving even as snacks, keep to live insects and fresh greens and veg. In a tight spot BugPie and VegeBurger are OK.
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Re: Gelatin in beardie food?

Postby AreG » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:08 pm

kingofnobbys wrote:If it's processed and contains gelatin or other fillers , don't give it.


Why not?


I guess you refer to Rephasy Veggie burger and grub pie ?

Both use Locust Bean Gum as thickening agent. If I use that myself, or Agar Agar (plant based like Locust) Will it be ok then?
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Re: Gelatin in beardie food?

Postby AHBD » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:14 pm

It sounds like that would be O.K. if you know how to do it. See how it works out + post back here if + when you do. :)
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Re: Gelatin in beardie food?

Postby AreG » Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:20 pm

I was not planning on using my pet for research :D
I was more hoping that anyone knew about scientific studies or similar that could support or disregard this as a good idéa

In my head it sounds reasonable.. but that does absolutely not mean it IS
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Re: Gelatin in beardie food?

Postby kingofnobbys » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:11 am

I take the approach of IF IN DOUBT, DON'T .
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Re: Gelatin in beardie food?

Postby AreG » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:35 am

I´m allways in doubt.. :oops:
But if everybody took to that approach, we would not have any bearded dragons in our homes at all.. or any other pets for that sake ?

Therefore my approach has allways been: If there´s science behind it, use it
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