Freeze Dried River Shrimp - 1.2oz
Fluker's Freeze Dried River Shrimp
Shrimp are a natural prey for many different aquatic amphibians and reptiles because they provide a high source of protein and essential amino acids. Because live freshwater shrimp are difficult to maintain in captivity and can be expensive, most pet owners do not provide these nutritionally valuable prey items for their pets. Fluker Laboratories realizes the importance of diversifying your pet amphibian or reptile's diet to increase the overall nutritional value being provided to your pet and has produced a freeze-dried river shrimp diet. Fluker Laboratories freeze-dried river shrimp can be used in combination with other Fluker Laboratories freeze-dried products to provide your pet with natural prey items without the mess and expense of live prey items.
Guaranteed Nutritional Analysis:
Maxiumum Moisture: 12.00%
Minimum Crude Fat: 4.00%
Minimum Crude Protein: 55.80%
Minimum Crude Fiber: 6.50%
Feed 2-5 shrimp per meal, depending on the size of your pet. Freeze-dried shrimp should be offered with other food items that are appropriate for your pet to diversify the animals diet and reduce the likelihood of nutritional disease. Ask your pet professional for assistance with developing a complete and balanced diet for your pet fish, amphibian or reptile.
Converting from Live food to freezed dried food HINTS (as per Fluker's website):
Freeze dried food items have become a popular feeding choice for many pet owners. This food
choice is ideal for those who do not want the hassle or maintenance of live prey. Fluker Farms has put together a few simple tips to help aid your reptile from live to freeze dried food.
About 50% of reptiles will readily take to freeze dried foods; the other 50% will need a little
encouragement. It is important to start slowly. Your reptile will need time to adjust to the new
texture of freeze dried foods. Start by adding a small amount to your reptileís current food. Every
couple of days, add a larger amount until the transition is complete. Be sure to add extra moisture
in your reptileís environment to compensate for the loss of fluids found in live prey.
Another transition method that has a high success rate is to mix the freeze dried food with fruits
or vegetables. Be sure to research your animalís recommended fruits and vegetables before mixing; some can be potentially harmful!
Some people have even mixed the freeze dried prey with baby fruit (such as peaches or bananas) to persuade them to eat.
If your reptile is tame enough to feed by hand, you can actually wiggle the freeze dried food in
front of him to give the impression of live prey.
Fluker Farms is committed to the health and happiness of your reptile. If you should have any
questions or concerns, feel free to call them at (800)735-8537.