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    Re: Feeding with Xenopus

    Did you know that feeder goldfish are farmed outside and that they harbour just as many parasites as wild caught feeders would?

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    Re: Feeding with Xenopus

    Quote Originally Posted by JLDomestics View Post
    Did you know that feeder goldfish are farmed outside and that they harbour just as many parasites as wild caught feeders would?
    Goldfish are not recommended as feeder fish anyway, Jeremy, because they contain Thiaminase.
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    Re: Feeder goldfish

    I'm about to embark on a journey to a local bait shop that sells minnows/suckers/shiners/waterdogs etc to try and find something more natural and healthy for my snake. Much better than goldfish and I don't think they are that expensive.

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    Re: Feeder goldfish

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I'm about to embark on a journey to a local bait shop that sells minnows/suckers/shiners/waterdogs etc to try and find something more natural and healthy for my snake. Much better than goldfish and I don't think they are that expensive.
    Lee, Won't your snake take scented pinks?
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    Re: Feeder goldfish

    My snake eats worms, fish, pinkies, adult mice, rat pups. Everything, however I'm going to switch off with mice/fish to vary the diet and he likes to catch the fish because hes WC. He is probably 28-30" right now, and he eats like a pig ha.

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    Re: Feeder goldfish

    Hey, good for you. I'm all for a more varied diet, as some of my previous threads will show!

    http://www.thamnophis.com/forum/husb...ht=Rodent+diet
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    Re: Feeder goldfish

    Oh, I just read in that thread that Vagans is the only one to eat rodents regularly in their diet. What luck I have a Vagans!

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    Re: Feeder goldfish

    I think a varied diet is best, in the wild they could eat what they fancy. ive give mine mainly mice but i do give them the occassional white bait. I prefer garter grub as a main alternative as it has all the nutrients in it.
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    Re: Feeder goldfish

    I may be wrong Claire, but I think whitebait contains Thiaminase. I use trout as the staple fish for my snakes, I know trout is safe.
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    Re: Feeder goldfish

    I have only had my T. radix for one week, but in that time I have fed them on small pieces of trout, pinky parts, worms, fish-scented chicken heart and captive reared tadpoles. I am a great believer in varied diet.....I love pasta, but I don't want to eat it three times a day!
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