Post by banditcuster on Sept 9, 2012 18:46:49 GMT -8
Hopefully one of the breeders can come in and give you more information, this is what I know.
I think how much you can deal with the mother depends on her relationship with you. I would probably do a cage cleaning a bit before she is due so that the cage is clean. once the pups are born for the first bit I would just get into the tank to change water and to feed her, maybe offer her some treats if she comes out to investigate while you are there.
It is harder for her to raise them on her own but she can do it.
If provided with more protein in her diet, she shouldn't eat her young. Meal worms, scrambled eggs (cooled first) are great ways to add protein.
Post by banditcuster on Sept 10, 2012 11:14:35 GMT -8
I have never offered egg shells but that is mostly because I don't eat eggs often and my cat just stares at me like i'm a crazy person XD
I don't know if they sell it every where yet but Kaytee is selling meal worms and a 3.5 ox bag is like 3 bucks... and they have a larger size. it is for wild birds but my gerbs and my housemates carnivorous plants like them so far.
Alright, I'll see if she likes mealworms I actually doubt she will, though, because right now she won't even eat a single piece of fruit... I've tried just about everything. Dried bananas, raisins, dried papaya treats, strawberries, current.... she hasn't eaten one bite. However, she loves peanuts and seeds and just about everything in her seed mix. Any ideas as to how to get her to eat a wider variety?