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Composition of Animal Foods that May Be Offered to Reptiles

Composition of Animal Foods that May Be Offered to Reptiles

Food Item

Dry Matter (%)

Protein (%)

Fat (%)

Energy (Kcal/g)

Calcium (%)

Phosphorus (%)

Ca:P Ratio

Mealworms (Tenibrio)

42.2

52.8

35

6.53

0.06

0.53

0.11

Superworms (Zophoba)

40.6

17.4

17.9

0.01

0.02

0.43

Locusts

31.2

61.7

19.4

0.1

0.75

0.13

Crickets

38.2

55.3

30.2

0.23

0.74

0.31

Earthworms

22

49.9

5.8

0.59

0.85

0.69

Waxworms

38.3

15.5

22.2

0.03

0.22

0.13

Chicken muscle

25.6

20.5

4.3

1.21

0.01

0.2

0.05

Egg whole

25.2

12.3

10.9

1.47

0.05

0.22

0.02

Mice, 1-2 days old

1.6

1.8

0.88

Mice adult

19.86

8.81

2.07

0.84

0.61

1.37