Yellow Squash????

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Yellow Squash????

Postby slddgk » Sat Oct 18, 2008 5:58 pm

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Is yellow squash ... ok for beardies? I know there are alot of squash out there that is, just curious. I am trying to mix up her greens/veggies, so she will eat more of them.
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Re: Yellow Squash????

Postby diamc » Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:25 pm

Do you mean summer squash, if so, that is a good one to feed. This site shows some pics of different types of squash if you click on the name of the squash. Hopefully that will help. http://www.beautifuldragons.503xtreme.c ... ition.html
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Re: Yellow Squash????

Postby vickson420 » Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:18 pm

Yes I believe you mean summer squash which is known as yellow squash also and it is great for beardies but do definately check out the link Diamc gave you because it can give you some wonderful options to very their diets.
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Re: Yellow Squash????

Postby Paradon » Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:18 pm

It's OK if fed in only small amount. While it's not harmful, it doesn't have much nutrition but still more than lettuces I believe. Same as tomatoes and radishes. Winter squash, such as butternut squash, acorn squash, and kobocha are much better and have a lot of nutrients and are great color enhancers.
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Re: Yellow Squash????

Postby Paradon » Sat Oct 18, 2008 11:49 pm

Here is another link: http://www.greenigsociety.org/foodchart.htm IT shows what greens and veggies and fruits to use as the staple and which to use on occasion. The occasions one I buy every other week and mixed it in with the staple greens all week, so it comes out to 2 parts good greens and 1 part occasional greens. I do this with my iguana for 3 years with no health issue. You should mix them in to add varieties. If you do not even if you feed them the good greens, they still can suffer from nutritional deficiency. It's OK as long as you mix it with the good staple greens and veggies.
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Re: Yellow Squash????

Postby Grixxly15 » Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:25 am

Yellow squash is great for beardies. It is one of hunter's favorite foods.
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Re: Yellow Squash????

Postby lillybd2008 » Sun Oct 19, 2008 8:14 am

do you guys cook the squash? or just give them to your beardies raw?
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Re: Yellow Squash????

Postby frog » Sun Oct 19, 2008 8:17 am

i feed yellow squash too, just raw. my beardie loves it
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Re: Yellow Squash????

Postby diamc » Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:51 am

The squash has a higher nutritional value if fed raw.
Paradon, it seems that both the Beautifuldragons site & the one you posted are very similar.
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Re: Yellow Squash????

Postby slddgk » Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:35 am

Thanks for all the info. I had gotten a deal on some yellow squash the other day, and today I purchased a butternut squash, and I still have some acorn squash from before. She doesn't seem to like the squash too much. I have been giving her a mixture of turnip and mustard greens and she would take a piece here and there. Got her some kale today and I have seen her eat more of that. But she now has the Repti-Sun 10.0 UVB tube light and she seems happier. I have tried shredding the squash and mincing it, which is better?
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Re: Yellow Squash????

Postby diamc » Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:16 pm

That's great that you now have the Repti-Sun fluorescent & that she seems happier. As far as the squash goes, you can either shred it or mince it, I usually shred it.
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Re: Yellow Squash????

Postby slddgk » Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:32 pm

Thanks ...
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