Hi kids, I just thought I'd pop in to share a nice insect mix I found on Amazon...https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B079QZCD ... b_pd_title
It includes 7 things... Fish(minnows), river shrimp, Mealworms Superworms, Silkworm Pupae, Crickets & Locusts (Mix provides 59% protein 17% Fat).
You could buy a bag of dried crickets or other insects as an additive to alter the protein/fat ratio of the mix to your liking. If I remember their nutrition values right; increasing the portion of crickets and/or shrimp in the mix ought to decrease the total fat content of the mix while keeping the protein around the same if not higher... I think crickets and shrimp are the two lowest fat ingredients of the 7 ingredients listed.
Marketed for turtles, but that doesn't matter to Echo... She really likes it. She's been getting that and the absolutely rabbit paddies mostly, and just a little bit of the instinct canine chicken which was the best dried kibble we'd come up with last I looked https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00Q92ZR ... 2771242601
I've been trying to do mostly the insects/shrimp and rabbit though, leaving the kibble out except when I run out of rabbit or insects/shrimp. Also doing veggies occasionally, usually cauliflower and/or broccoli, as that's what I tend to eat most. I also eat a lot of shrimp when I can afford it, so Echo usually gets a couple with no seasoning on and the left over tails from mine, which sometimes have a little meat in them.
Also here is a big 5lb bag of 5 kinds of insects that I stumbled onto while trying to find that other stuff I had ordered...https://www.amazon.com/NaturesPeck-Inse ... B011VKL7QSI'm wondering more and more if Shrimp could or should be a larger component of a captive Fennec diet??? ...Easy to find if not cheap: it's high protein, low fat, and lower in vit A/retinol then most things other then insects, and has the chitin if you feed tail on. Is there something it's missing or has to much of???
BTW Echo turned 10 this year, as I got her in May 2008 at about 6 weeks old. Still going strong, with no known health issues ever except for a broken claw she caught on something years ago, that bled a bit. The only real change I've seen in her over the years is that her personality has mellowed a bit, but it seems more personality based then a physical thing... She still runs and jumps and can do those super fast zig zag moves fenecs do ;)