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Protein Source OTHER than mealies - how to cook? #149601
09/25/06 10:52 AM
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I feed Darcy's diet to my two 10-month old boys, and I want to offer them some sort of protein source other than mealworms but have a couple questions.

1. How do you cook the chicken if you feed it?
2. What other meats/protein sources are safe and how do you cook them?

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just boil the chicken with nothing added but water.

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Boil chicken in plain water, no seasonings added to it, until done. Let cool and cut into small chunks.

Eggs are another source of protein. Again, no spices. I have read that gliders favor scrambled eggs over hard-boiled eggs.


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I boil my chicken the same way.

You can also scramble eggs (no added oils, seasonings, etc.) or hardboil them. Just be sure to allow them to cool before serving. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumb.gif" alt="" />

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Other sources of protein include crickets, superworms, and grasshoppers.

Also yogurt is a good source of protein.

I believe you can also boil turkey just like the chicken for another meat option.
I put the chicken into a vegetable chopper to make the pieces really small. Gliders will suck on the meat to get the nutrients and get rid of the excess. It's kind of cute!

HTH!

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Awesome. Thanks so much for the help! I'll definitely add some eggs and chicken to future dinners, and I'm sure they'll love it!
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You can also give them tofu, which is made from bean and high in protien. Vegetarians use it as a protien source. It comes in silken (texture like custard), soft/medium/firm in blocks, and dried (like spaghetti noodles). It's generally flavorless, so you can flavor it with fruit juices to make it appetizing to gliders!


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