What to feed'em?

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What to feed'em?

At Gatorland, a well known Central Florida attraction, the diet mix for the crocodilians is about 25% red meat to 75% chicken and other poultry product. Some calcium and vitamin supplements are also added.

The diet trick to making sure your crocodilian lives a long and healthy life is to keep the fat percentage low and offer enough roughage (fur, bones, intestinal contents, possibly even allowing animals to ingest gravel) along with the muscle meat. Supplementing a commercial diet with whole carcasses such as rats or entire chickens (not plucked or gutted) can help. Hamburger is bad; it is too high in fat and lacks vitamins and roughage.

   

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