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dragon food

Postby Star69 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:03 pm

i have an idea. no matter where i look i can not find a blend of greens (like salad mix) that is just for our beloved lizards. yes they have ones that are dried out and you have to re wet them but is that really healthy for our dragons. i want to start a company that makes this kind of FRESH food for our pets i would like to know if any of you think it is a good idea or am i just thinking funky things again.
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Re: dragon food

Postby AHBD » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:42 am

It's a nice idea but there would not be enough of a market unless it was sold in grocery stores along with the other premixed bags of salad. Of course with a name like " dragon salad " it could become a great selling item simply for the novelty. :)

Many salad mixes have e few good things in them for your dragon. Then if you just alternate buying one small batch of a staple per week [ like collards one week, turnip greens the next, kale , etc ] then you could have those on hand to add to your your dragon's salad mix.
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Re: dragon food

Postby Star69 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:46 pm

why do you think there would not be a big enough market for it i would not just be for bearded dragons it would be for all the plant eaters like iguanas, turtles, and little foot. and what do you think about lizard lettuce? :D
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Re: dragon food

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:51 pm

You might want to start small and try selling at a local farmers market. Several small businesses around my town started by running a stand at the market on weekends and built a following. Probably much more feasible to start that way rather than trying to get on the shelves of a grocery store which can be incredibly difficult and require very high volume commitments.
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Re: dragon food

Postby Star69 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:58 pm

this i had planed to so i was just asking the dragon/lizard community at large what they thought of the idea before proceeding to marketing small or large or small to large i was trying to see if there was a market for it i just know that i am annoyed at the waste that i create when having to buy large amounts of greens that my 1 dragon will never eat all of and i thought that if ether i created a brand or contacted one of the preexisting salad makers to pitch this idea to make life a little easier and reduce waste of food for our little scaly friends
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Re: dragon food

Postby vrenee1018 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:28 pm

Once I found a bag that contained mustard greens, dandelion greens, and collard greens. I was ecstatic. Sadly I feel that the bagged stuff goes bad before the fresh stuff. At least in my experience. I've kept fresh mustard greens for almost three weeks, whereas the bagged things went bad in about a week. I'm thinking too much moisture gets in the bag for some reason. Maybe not properly sealed in the first place? But I'd totally buy locally grown bagged greens for my beardie if there were such a thing here in Sacramento, CA.
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Re: dragon food

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:51 pm

I always buy fresh every week it seems but the greens here are only $1 / bunch --- thats for collard mustard and turnip so usually Hiccups salads contain one of the two out of the 3 I mentioned plus the fruit and sweet potato in his dish and rotating squash zuke or yellow--
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Re: dragon food

Postby Aaradimian » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:38 am

If they are cheap where you are, you should get a mix of fresh veg that are good for dragons and try making salads out of them. If you come up with a combination that is tasty enough to make a salad for people, then you'd be onto something. You could call it "Dragon Mix", which sounds cool but is generally meaningless (like most marketing slogans). Sell it as people food so there's a viable market, but those in the know would be able to pick it up for their scaly friends.
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Re: dragon food

Postby vrenee1018 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:40 am

I wont lie guys, I eat Tamp's food all the time. Hahaha She cannot possible eat a huge bundle of mustards all on her own. Hahaha And by the way, I'm totally jealous of Karrie. Only $1 for a bundle! It's $3 here in Sacramento!
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Re: dragon food

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:42 am

Go figure CA!
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Re: dragon food

Postby Star69 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:55 pm

thank you all for your comments i will move ahead with this adventure and see what i can come up with i like the idea of making it for both human and lizard alike if any one has more suggestions i will be happy to hear them
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