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Old 06-30-2011, 07:08 PM   #1
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Not sure what to do . I could use some help

I need some help with my porcupine puffer. He will not eat anything that's really good for him like krill. He ate the krill one day last week. I just put some in there and he either just plain old ignores it or try's and spits it out. What can I do to get him to eat it besides soaking in garlic? What else is good for him?
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:13 PM   #2
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I read somewhere on here that you mix it with something he will eat and then slowly increase the krill. Ive never actually had one but I have done a little research on them because my son wants me to get one...eventually... I'm sure one of the pro's might be more help though... good luck
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:14 PM   #3
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Tried that he just picked out what he wanted. He is too smart for his own good
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:28 PM   #4
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I was just reading and a couple other sites recommend some other types of food... some even say krill causes some kind of lockjaw... here is a quote from one

""-Fresh Shrimp (buy maybe 2-3 large/jumbo shrimp UNCOOKED)
-Squidd (fresh or frozen, just a little bit of it. Tentacles are better than the body)
-Crabmeat (like chunks of lobster, small bits, or just crab meat/fresh or frozen)
-Live (crabs, crawfish, etc. If you want, I might be able to get some crabs from the sound and pacakge em and send em to you. Id say $5 plus shiping and u can have em, keep em in a bucket or a spare tank. A real nice treat)
That should be a good diet for yer puffer. Make sure that you leave the shell on the shrimp cuz it will help to keep his beak trimmed, and the crabs will help too.-Fresh Shrimp (buy maybe 2-3 large/jumbo shrimp UNCOOKED)""
Don't take my advise but I am definitely interested in what you find out. You can blaze a path for me...lol
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:29 PM   #5
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Ok well I left the room so I wouldn't feel the urge to give him something else to eat came back and he chewed up the krill and now there is just a pile of krill parts laying on the sand. Should I give him an hour to munch on them before I take the leftovers out?
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...waiting for a more qualified person to answer... lol
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:16 PM   #7
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It's cool I appreciate whAt you did looking that up
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:31 PM   #8
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I got him a clam. He destroyed it right away. Are clams healthy
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