I am getting three tigers 2moro, woo. I have only ever kept achatina fulica and retics. what are tigers fave foods? I have found on ebay snail mixes, are they really worth buying, I have never used them for my snails before? also I use reptivite and sprinkle it on my snails food, they have never had shell problems, do the tigers need anything different?
Ah ok, well this reptivite that I use is a calcium powder but it has other nutrients in as well, the shells on my fulis and retics have never had a problem. I think I shall start making a mix once a week then for these tigers and give some to my others as well, just in case, I'm guessing the tigers grow fairly fast so I wouldnt want their shells to thin out
Actually, Tigers are one of the slowest growing I believe.
But it makes a nice change from boring old veg doesn't it? And my snails love it! You might have to alter the odd ingredient for them to eat more of it.
Also, some people find that with Tigers once they've laid eggs they sometimes die, although this is more frequent behaviour with Retics, so it's good to feed them high energy food, like sweet potato. Spirulina powder is a great source of energy and protein, so maybe add that to your mix?
But it's a lot of fun, and just experiment with some of the things you have, and if you get stuck for ideas there are hundreds of threads in the Feeding section with peoples recipes.
I have read more about tiger snails because I'm thinking get one. I read that some species die after laying eggs because of undernourishment. So it's important feed vegetables that are high on nutrient. Then I have heard that bigger species like archachatina and a. achatina needs about two times a week protein to grown smoothly it helps in form shell etc. to grow better.
I have so bad memory so I might do so that I sprinkle fish food little to every dish or always serve some reptile pellets too that are high on protein.
Have to creature list of foods what try to new species when still remember what my current snails like..
Seems to be so that my tiger is less pickier than my a. fulicas. Tiger will taste little everything eat something little and then eat something else. Then fulicas taste everything, but stick with the best tasting and leave other food alone.