Feeding poop

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Feeding poop

Post by curlysister » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:35 pm

Well, I figure at least a couple of people will check out this thread with that title! Hehehe!

The post about the Alaska store being closed, only selling moose poop for hermit crabs got me thinking. I have moose that frequent my back yard, but hadn't thought of feeding their poop until now. Does it matter whether they have been eating organic? I don't use any chemicals, but live rurally with lots of farmland around where chemicals are used, and where the moose go. Is that okay? What other critter poop can we feed to hermit crabs?
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Re: Feeding poop

Post by piratetoothgir » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:36 pm

You can feed any type of poop, as long as the animal is on a good diet, no pesticides or medications can be used. Otherwise, go for it!


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Re: Feeding poop

Post by aussieJJDude » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:41 pm

I was quiet fond of feesing possum poop. Mine seem to enjoy it quiet a bit. :) (and if i really wanted to, could source kangaroo poo... but meh. Dont fancy a walk in the park collecting poop.... wombat poo however, is in nice little cubed portions so maybe thats the way to go?)

Many feed rabbit and the like, and seem to have great success with that.


Ok. Actually answering the question, i think it would be fine to trial it out and see!

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Re: Feeding poop

Post by wodesorel » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:52 pm

Wolf always collected from the middle of nowhere Alaska, if that helps any!

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Re: Feeding poop

Post by curlysister » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:23 pm

When I lived in the middle of nowhere Northwest Territories, I didn't have my hermies! LOL! I can source rabbit, moose, deer, coyote, and occasionally raccoon. But I am pretty sure that some would be eating foods that have been treated with pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizer. Would it still be a problem after going through the digestive tract?

Moose would probably eat the least with chemicals, they don't eat crops or grain, just the foliage in the forests that are intermingled with the fields. Rabbits and deer eat gardens ( and my niece's rabbit doesn't eat organic). Coyotes and raccoons eat everything and anything, I don't think I would use their poop.
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