View Full Version : Bigg'n nough for a mice?

08-30-2008, 01:53 AM
I've got about a 16in long Columbian Tegu his mouth spawn is about 2-3 inches. I know he can eat baby pinky mice but they are hard to find. I was wonderin' if he could eat a small feed mouse. about 1-2 inches long, he won't eat anything that doesn't move so it'd have to be alive. I know he could kill one and eat one. But I dont guess there's any chance of it hurting him or anything is there? They really dont have claws or teeth, their not rats and he could probally swallow it whole but I just want a vetern's opinion. I know your not sapose to live feed them, but thats all mine will eat, so until I can wing him off this is all I can do

08-30-2008, 07:16 AM
As long as it's a lil bit smaller than his head, then you should be fine. Have you tried feeding freshly killed mice?

08-31-2008, 04:14 AM
i thought tegu can eat anythin a bit bigger than head?I feed mine mices bigger than its head heavily supervised of course