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#1 crotchetybear

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 11:51 AM

Hi,

 

Observing one of my juveniles (20 months) in her outdoor enclosure yesterday I thought she was eyeing up the weeds I'd just given her but was surprised to see her suddenly move very quickly across the enclosure in pursuit of an earthworm which she proceeded to catch and eat. Is this normal? And is it likely to do her any harm - as I'm not sure how to go about prevention in a garden enclosure?

 

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Chris

 

 



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Posted 06 July 2015 - 01:26 PM

Perfectly normal, they do it in the wild too ;)

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 04:18 PM

Yes perfectly normal :) will do no harm




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