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Nutrition - I think I want a Fennec Fox

For species less common than reds and arctics.

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Re: Nutrition - I think I want a Fennec Fox

Postby TamanduaGirl » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:53 am

Shrimp could be used as part of the insect portion of the diet but I don't think you can replace rabbit with it. Shrimp has almost no iron, where as rabbit has a decent amount since it's a dark meat, as one major difference.
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Re: Nutrition - I think I want a Fennec Fox

Postby TamanduaGirl » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:39 pm

Revisiting vitamin D.

Since the subject just came up in regards to reds and I had to math. Here is what I'm doing for vitamin D.

There's about 1.67 IU per gram of herring and 3.6 to 6.85 IU per gram of salmon.

I'm giving my fennec one large square of freeze dried salmon a day. So I just weighed a bite of the salmon I use and each large chunk is around a gram. 1 gram gives 16.7iu-68.5iu of vitamin D. Turns out salmon has more D than hearing. https://amzn.to/2OykGN4

Fox need 82 IU vitamin D per 100g of food.

Iki eats about 8 ounces a of food per pay, 226g so needs 185iu so looks like he should be getting 3-4 chunks a day, he'll love that.

But he also gets salmon skin chews sometimes and the vitamin D is much more concentrated in the skin. So I don't think he's been deprived.
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Re: Nutrition - I think I want a Fennec Fox

Postby TamanduaGirl » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:46 pm

Something I forgot before was that some fish contain Thiaminase and should not be fed regularly since it inhibits B vitamins. However Thiaminase is destroyed by cooking so if you are feeding a cooked food that has herring in it it's okay. Herring is on the list but is says baltic and apparently atlantic herring is okay.

I have been using freeze dried salmon bites and cod skin chews. They are on the safe list of fish.

This site lists fish that have and don't have thaminase https://therawfeedingcommunity.com/2018 ... -raw-fish/

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