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The festive guide to feeding your Filthy Animals this Christmas!



With Christmas fast approaching, Christmas Dinner is on everybody's mind. 


We’ve been through our lists, checked them twice, and put together some of the veggies that your animal can eat alongside you this Christmas! 


Christmas is a time for families to get together, give gifts, eat lots of food and celebrate together. We want to let you know the ways to involve your scaly friends on this very special day!


Christmas Dinner is quite possibly the best part of Christmas, and I believe that is something everyone can agree on - but did you know that there are some foods we eat with our dinners that our animals can eat too?


Having a good Calcium-phosphorus ratio within your diet is vital for your reptile to absorb calcium efficiently - too much phosphorus in your animal's diet and calcium will not be absorbed. Some of the foods we have included on this list have quite a low Ca:P ratio, so we want to emphasise that these higher phosphorus foods are only to be fed on rare occasions - Christmas Treat!!


You will want to feed these raw to your animals and ensure they are supplemented with appropriate supplements. Find out more about supplementing your animals here.



Good Calcium to Low Phosphorus-


  • Broccoli Tops

  • Carrots

  • Pea Pods (not peas)

  • Figs

  • Fresh Rosemary

  • Blackberries


Marginal Calcium to Low Phosphorus-


  • Sweet Potato

  • Butternut Squash

  • Green Beans


Low Calcium to Low Phosphorus-


  • Parsnips

  • Brussel Sprouts

  • Cabbage


When taking the time to prepare these foods, we want to ensure that you are slicing/ cutting the foods into nice and easy bite-sized pieces for your animal to eat easily. Thin slices/ grating work well for ensuring that your animal can eat the food without any choking risk. 


Even if your animal isn't a vegetation eater, we also have a Winter Wonder complete gecko diet available for purchase through our website or in-store for arboreal geckos. Bring the festivities to everyone!


We hope you, your family and your animals enjoy this joyous day.


Merry Christmas, everyone.


From,

Danni


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