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Food Issues!

Discussion in 'Foods, Treats & Home Recipes.' started by keris hermies, Jul 8, 2007.

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  1. keris hermies

    keris hermies "Third Molt In Progress"

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    I am having food issue with my hermies.It's hard for me to find things for them to eat since I took them off of that horrible commericial food.Stuff I give them is almost everytime 50% bad 50% good.I know about the safe fod list but,Idk always have that with me you know.Lol.Anyone have any simple things that you feed your hermies that are safe,easy,& the hermies love!
     
  2. HermitPaws

    HermitPaws "Fourth Molt, A Success"

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    maple leaves, uncooked brown rice,boiled egg just to name a few.
     
  3. silver616

    silver616 "Preparing For Second Molt"

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    hard boiled egg yolk, honey and cornmeal, baby food, carrots, mango, pineapple, etc
    I also use the Hykari BioPure freeze-dried foods that they love!!!
     
  4. keris hermies

    keris hermies "Third Molt In Progress"

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    Ok now I have a ? with the egg.One can they eat the egg shell?2.Can they eat the egg yolk?3.If you boil the egg do you peel the egg shell or can they have th whole thing shell & all.(In little pieces)
     
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    keris hermies "Third Molt In Progress"

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    Anyone have any special recipes for them using these foods?Or others???



    Acorns (crush and soak overnight in salt water then drain before serving)
    Alfalfa
    Almonds, crushed
    Amaranth (Ancient grain)
    Anchovy oil
    Apple and natural, unsweetened apple sauce
    Apricot
    Arame
    Artichokes
    Asparagus
    Avocado
    Bamboo (live plants make wonderful tank toys and grazing)
    Banana
    Barley
    Beans, yellow wax
    Bee pollen
    Bee propolis
    Bell peppers (red, yellow, orange, green or purple)
    Bilberries/Huckleberries
    Blackberry leaves
    Blackberry
    Blackstrap molasses (unsulfured) - amazingly high in nutrients such as calcium and potassium; 1-2 times monthly
    Bladderwrack
    Bloodworms (alive or dead)
    Blueberries
    Borage blossoms (Borago officinalis)
    Broccoli and leaves
    Brown rice
    Brussels sprouts
    Cabbage (all varieties)
    Calcium carbonate powder, plain
    Calendula flowers (Calendula officinalis)-Also known as "pot marigolds"
    Camellia (Camellia japonica)
    Canteloupe
    Carnation flowers (Dianthus caryophyllus)
    Carrots
    Carrot tops
    Cauliflower and leaves
    Celery leaves
    Cereal; Brown rice, soy, wheat or 7 grain, muesli
    Chamomile flowers
    Chard
    Cheese (be sure to get all natural varieties, serve as occasional treat)
    Cherimoya
    Cherry
    Chestnuts
    Chicken bones
    Chicken, cooked and unseasoned (smash the bone for marrow access)
    Chickweed
    Cholla wood
    Cilantro
    Citrus (all fruits)
    Clams
    Clover blossoms and leaves
    Coconut and coconut oil
    Cod liver oil
    Collards
    Cork bark
    Corn (on the cob, too)
    Cornmeal
    Cranberries (dehydrated)
    Crickets
    Crustaceans (any and all crustacea including crayfish, lobster, shrimp and other crabs)
    Cucumber
    Currants
    Cuttlefish bone, powdered
    Dairy products (milk, cheese, live-culture yogurt) **
    Daisies (Bellis perennis)
    Dandelion flowers, leaves and roots (Taraxacum officinale)
    Day lilies (Hemerocallis)
    Egg, scrambled or soft boiled
    Eggshells
    Elderberry flowers (Sambucus canadensis)
    Extra-virgin olive oil
    Fig (ripe fruit only)
    Fish flakes w/out chemical preservatives
    Fish Oil
    Flax seeds/Linseeds (crushed)
    Flax seed oil (small amounts infrequently)
    Frozen fish food (esp. algae, krill and brine shrimp)
    Garbanzos
    Gladiolus (Gladiolus spp.)
    Gooseberry (ripe or overripe)
    Grape Leaf
    Grapes
    Grape seed
    Grapevine (vines and root)
    Green and red leaf lettuce (not iceburg; dark green)
    Green Beans
    Hazel leaves
    Hempseed Meal
    Hibiscus flowers (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)
    Hikari products: brine shrimp, krill, crab cuisine, sea plankton (no preservatives)
    Hollyhock flowers
    Honey (organic, or at least locally produced, for anti-microbials)
    Honeybush
    Honeydew Melon
    Honeysuckle flowers (Japanese Lonicera japonica)
    Impatiens (Impatiens wallerana)
    Irish Moss
    Japanese red maple leaves, dried (Acer palmatum)
    Jasmine flowers (Jasmine officinale)
    Johnny-Jump-Up flowers--(Viola tricolor)
    Kamut
    Kelp
    Kiwi
    Lentils
    Lilac (Syringa vulgaris)
    Lima Beans
    Lobster with crushed exoskeleton
    Locusts (dead)
    Lychee fruit (fresh; no kernel)
    Macadamia nuts
    Madrona wood
    Mango
    Mangrove (small live trees can be obtained on eBay, use in water basin)
    Maple leaves
    Maple syrup
    Marion Berries
    Milk thistle flowers (Silybum marianum)
    Mint (but not peppermint!)
    Most organic baby foods
    Muscadine (grapes)
    Mushrooms
    Mussels
    Nasturtium flowers (Tropaeolum majus)
    Nettle (wilted)
    Nettle, stinging (pour boiling water over leaves first)
    Oak Leaves and bark
    Octopus
    Okra
    Olive and olive oil (extra virgin)
    Oranges
    Oysters
    Pansy flowers and leaves (Viola X Wittrockiana)
    Papaya
    Parsley
    Parsnip
    Passionflowers (Passifloraceae - passion flower family)
    Passionfruit
    Peaches
    Peanut butter (avoid sugar, corn syrup and hydrogenated oils)
    Peanuts
    Pears
    Peas
    Pecans
    Pecan bark
    Persimmon
    Petunia blossoms
    Pineapple (including leaves)
    Pistachio nuts
    Plum
    Pomegranate
    Popcorn (unseasoned, unflavored, unbuttered)
    Potato (no green parts, including eyes)
    Psyllium & husks
    Pumpkin
    Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)
    Quinoa (New World grain)
    Raisins (no sulphur dioxide)
    Raspberry
    Red raspberry leaves (highest bioavailable calcium source + vit. C and trace minerals)
    Red root (Ceanothus Americanus, otherwise known as red root; high in tannin)
    Rolled Oats
    Rooibus (or rooibos)
    Roquette (Eruca vesicaria)
    Rose petals (Rosa spp)
    Rose hips
    Royal Jelly
    Russian Olive leaves (Elaeagnus angustifolia)
    Sage blossoms (Salvia officinalis)
    Salmon
    Sand dollars
    Sardines
    Scallops
    Sea biscuits
    Sea fan (red or black)
    Sea grasses
    Sea salt
    Sea Sponges
    Semolina
    Sesame seeds (crushed)
    Sesame oil (in tiny amounts as appetite stimulant)
    Shrimp and exoskeletons
    Snails (use human food grade only; not wild snails)
    Sorrel (Rumex acetosa)
    Soy and soy products (human grade; miso, tofu, etc.)
    Spelt
    Spinach
    Spirulina (complete protein and chlorophyll source; highest in beta carotene)
    Sprouts (flax, wheat, bean, alfalfa, etc.)
    Squid
    Squash (and squash blossom)
    Star fruit (carambola)
    Strawberry and tops
    Sugar cane
    Sunflower Seeds (crushed), flowers and leaves (Helianthus)
    Swamp cypress wood (false cypress, taxodium sp.)
    Sweet potato
    Sycamore leaf
    Tahini (no garlic variety)
    Tamarillo
    Tamarind
    Tangerine
    Timothy hay
    Tomatillo (Physalis ixocarpa) (ripe fruit only; avoid feeding foliage and unripe fruit)
    Tomato
    Triticale
    Tulip flowers (Tulipa spp.)
    Tuna
    Turnip greens
    Viola flowers
    Violet flowers (Viola odorata)
    Walnuts
    Wasa All-Natural Crispbread (Oat flavor)
    Watercress
    Watermelon
    Wheat grass
    Wheat
    Wheat germ
    Whitefish
    Whole Wheat Couscous
    Wild rice
    Zucchini (and zucchini flowers)*
     
  6. keris hermies

    keris hermies "Third Molt In Progress"

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    With the Maple leaves what other kinda of "Leaves" can they eat off of plants?
     
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    keris hermies "Third Molt In Progress"

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    Dryed cat food?I just read this in another foum.Is it safe?Does anyone give this to your hermits?
     
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    I wouldnt feed them any type of commercial pet food.

    Print out the safe list and keep a copy with you.
     
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    Switchblade_Brigade "First Molt, A Success"

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    I agree with vckums. My crabs are still on commercial diet, but i'm in the process of trying to get them off of it. One really good thing you can give them is an egg including shell for calcium but make sure you cook it. Eggs are very nutrient dense and have lots of cholesterol for hormonal production such as the ones needed for molting and tons of high quality protein. I am going to try and incorporate eggs into my recipes. Hope this helps.:)
     
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    keris hermies "Third Molt In Progress"

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    Thanks all of you.:) I'm gonna go boil some egg(s) later.
     
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    msdiamonddawg "Third Molt In Progress"

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    Switchblade, I would recommend just taking the commercial stuff right out of there. Just start putting other foods in and don't worry about trying to wean them off. The commercial stuff contains ingrediants that make the crabs want to eat it, so as long as it's there, they are going for it!
     
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