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Nutrition Issues

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Nutrition issues are common in lizards because they can be very picky eaters. You must ensure that they have a varied diet or the lizard can easily become bored with its food. Omnivores and herbivores should be fed a wide variety of plant matter. Carnivores and insectivores can usually be fed all of mealworms, waxworms, butterworms, silkworms and crickets. Crickets are the most nutritious and should usually make up the bulk of the diet but the other insects can be used in moderation as treats.

If your lizard is feeling stressed it is likely that it will not eat as much as it should or not eat at all. If this is the case you must first determine and eliminate the cause of their stress before they will start eating again.

If all else fails veterinarian attention is usually necessary as they can provide the lizards with an injectable vitamin and nutrient supplement. The veterinarian will also be able to provide with you some ideas as to what you can add to the lizards diet to ensure the situation does not reoccur.


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