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#137169 - 08/24/06 11:51 PM Exotic Nutrition's Insect Eaters Diet
myprideandjoys Offline
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Registered: 03/05/06
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Has anyone tried the Insect Eaters diet from Exotic Nutrition? If not will someone please check it out and tell me what you guys think? It has whole insects in it and I think my babies would love it alot b/c it is hard to get insects where I'm at. I just need to know if it is a good diet for them.
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#137170 - 08/25/06 01:07 AM Re: Exotic Nutrition's Insect Eaters Diet [Re: ]
KattyM Offline
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I'm not familiar with this diet. Do you have a link outlining the plan?
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#137171 - 08/25/06 03:09 AM Re: Exotic Nutrition's Insect Eaters Diet [Re: ]
myprideandjoys Offline
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I'm not sure how to do somethings but this should bring it up exoticnutrition.com/INSECTEATERSDIET
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#137172 - 08/25/06 06:27 AM Re: Exotic Nutrition's Insect Eaters Diet [Re: ]
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Is this the one you're talking about?

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Insect Eater Diet

If so.....
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Ingredients: Chicken Meat, blood meal, whole eggs, apples, pears, bananas, carrots, sweat potatoes, wheat germ, honey, whole crickets, whole mealworms, whole grasshoppers, Fish oil (source of omega-3 fatty acids) lecithin (source of phospholipids), Taurine (amino acid) vitamins and minerals.

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The ingredients alone gross me out.

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#137173 - 08/25/06 06:35 AM Re: Exotic Nutrition's Insect Eaters Diet [Re: ]
sugarglidersuz Offline
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[:"green"]I actually ordered a case of this to carry in my online store. My personal reaction to it was "Gross!" It smells HORRIBLE when you open the can and looks like a mass of sludgy dirt. However, the GLIDERS LOVE IT in spite of how repugnant it is to us!!! It is very high in protein and so if you don't have a ready source of insects, give it a try... Keep in mind that one can is a lot more than a single or even a pair of gliders can eat within the 10 day time frame that's considered safe if refrigerated after opening...
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#137174 - 08/25/06 07:15 AM Re: Exotic Nutrition's Insect Eaters Diet [Re: ]
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It smells HORRIBLE

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And BML smells like roses? I think glider food, in general, smells terrible! But my boys love their BML so far, so whatever works for them...

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#137175 - 08/25/06 07:39 AM Re: Exotic Nutrition's Insect Eaters Diet [Re: ]
thefotokat Offline
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Registered: 06/23/06
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I tried the Insect Eater "stuff" you're talking about. Wait, let me rephrase that. My GLIDERS tried it. Disgusting doesn't even begin to cover it, and my girls agreed. They wouldn't touch the stuff. And like Suz said, it's way too much for only a few gliders. However, I think it has great potential as a diet aid because if you see/smell that when you open the fridge, you will NOT want to eat!!! LOL <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/roflmao.gif" alt="" />
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#137176 - 08/25/06 10:08 AM Re: Exotic Nutrition's Insect Eaters Diet [Re: Lucy3000]
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I just tried it last night - I have to agree with the gross out factor. I opened the can and had to set it aside for the Papa to serve it. Talk about heebeegeebeez. Funny enough - Mo seemed to get the willies from it too! She hasn't had any insects yet - she seemed curious but turned off at the same time. More than once she walked up to the dish suspiciously and then jumped back like it threatened to attack!! It was hilarious - Nonetheless she didn't even take a nibble. So - we'll see what happens.

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#137177 - 08/25/06 11:56 AM Re: Exotic Nutrition's Insect Eaters Diet [Re: ]
myprideandjoys Offline
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Registered: 03/05/06
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Yes cycy that is the stuff. Can it be frozen?
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6 sugar babies Gizmo,Munchkin,Pepcy,Stinkbug,Egypt&Cairo all living in 1 cage now
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#137178 - 08/25/06 12:04 PM Re: Exotic Nutrition's Insect Eaters Diet [Re: ]
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So far this preparation ranks as the singularly most disgusting product I have opened. My gliders wouldn't even touch it so in the trash it went. Unfortunately my beautiful standard poodle is not so squeamish. She dug it out of the trash, chewed the lid off and ate the 1/2 can (the can came 1/2 full). She had gastritis and black diarrhea for 3 days. It was awful. Just reading the ingredient list is enough to make you sick so I understand her digestive distress but I'll never understand her taste!

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#137179 - 08/25/06 12:33 PM Re: Exotic Nutrition's Insect Eaters Diet [Re: ]
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It states on the site that only 10 days in the frige,

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Storage: Refrigerate after opening. Once opened, INSECT-EATER diet can be stored in your refrigerator for up to 10 days.

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Not sure about freezing it, but assuming that you can freeze insects, so I really don't see why you couldn't. You may wish to contact the site for that info though.....

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#137180 - 08/25/06 12:42 PM Re: Exotic Nutrition's Insect Eaters Diet [Re: ]
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Yeah, dogs also eat poo, doesn't mean they should. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/roflmao.gif" alt="" />

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#137181 - 08/25/06 01:01 PM Re: Exotic Nutrition's Insect Eaters Diet [Re: ]
Anonymous
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EEEEUUUUUWWWWW!!!! Nasty!!!! Not my dog!! I'd have to wash his mouth out with listerine or somethin!!!

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