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    Default crested nutricional needs ? ? ? ? ?

    with all of the vet's and specialists we have here does anyone know what a crested's nutricional need's are. mine are growing great on clarks and crickets, but is the anything else they should have or not have?

    how much fat, protien and vitamins per feeding or day ?

    if someone has this info or can come up with i think it will benefit us all

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    I would also like to know how specialists come up with the dietary/nutritional needs? I find it interesting

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    Excellent question! I've heard many people say that certain foods have too much or not enough of certain things but very rarely does anyone offer any info on how much they really do need.
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    im sure allen repashy would know this, cgd suppospbly has all the required nutrients in it, so maybe you could read that and see

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    I actually posed this question on allens site but it was during the clarks debate so I think it got swept under the rug.

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    I've been looking into it and I have found some interesting things. Nutritional data for reptiles in general is very poorly understood. Human nutritional data is still fairly new and not entirely understood so you can imagine what that means for the lowly reptiles. The only current measure of reptile nutrition is: does their diet keep them alive and do they produce viable offspring while eating it. Basically what this means is that you should try to reproduce their natural diet as closely as possible and feed a variety of different foods. There really are no (accredited) reptile nutrition experts that I have found. If anyone knows of any let us know who they are and what they have published.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Parks
    I've been looking into it and I have found some interesting things. Nutritional data for reptiles in general if very poorly understood. Human nutritional data is still fairly new and not entirely understood so you can imagine what that means for the lowly reptiles. The only measure of reptile nutrition is does their diet keep them alive and do they produce viable offspring while eating it. Basically what this means is you should try to reproduce their natural diet as closely as possible and feed a variety of different foods. There really are no (accredited) reptile nutrition experts that I have found. If anyone knows of any let us know who they are and what they have published.
    Well said! There is no hard data. We are talking about a species (R ciliatus) that was literally believed to be extinct until only 12 years ago. The hard science is not there and won't be there for a while, but there are certainly people in the hobby who have the experience to know what works for them. Bottom line is that there are many ways to successfully raise Rhacs.

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    Very nicely said, the both of you.

    It's an evolving field in its infancy. There's been a ton of progress, but we've just scratched the surface.

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    yep here here. I know that Human nutrition is constatntly be reguessed and changed. That is why I try and just give my animals a diet as close to theirs as possible. With some supplementation to make sure they are getting all their vitamins. Just like I do my kids..lol

    Which is why (not spurning debate or ruffling feathers) I have always been weary of a "complete" diet for any reptiles just yet. I mean look at how long we have been taking for cats and dog nutrition and each one says its the best diet.

    This is why I think that political figures need to see this aspect of the captive keeping of reptiles. The research and study and overall benefits of keeping reptiles outways the few reasons they give to ban them.

    I love how Dr. Alan mentioned the fact that this species was thought to be wiped out and now we are prolifically breeding this species on captivity. In a sense actually keeping the species thriving through captive efforts. We need more scientists, Doctors or just great minds looking at our repiles throughout the world. I mean they have been around in one form or another a LONG LONG time.

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