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    garlic question

    Trying to get a lmb to take prepaired foods. Have read to try with foods with some garlic for flavoring.

    Can you use regular prepared garlic, or is it much better to use a commercial product such as Garlic Xtreme?

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    hey man.....from what i understand..you use fresh garlic....smash it up and extract the juice.....but ive never done this...so im not talking from experience.... hopefully some of the other guys and gals can share some light to my dim room....hahaha

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    I had a hippo that would eat thin slices of the stuff!

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    My LMB eats sheets of marine algae. I just attach them to the glass cleaner and he finds it. Mine was wild caught, and won't take *any* other prepared foods.
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    There are several brands of Garlic products.There is a differnce the ingrediant in garlic that stimulates feeding and has strong anti-oxidants is allicin.
    Although you may get it out of store bought garlic ,you will never get the amount compared to brands such as Gaurlic Guard,Garlic Xtreme or Garlic Elixer.


    Brands mentioned above use a "concentrated extract of allicin" which depending on the manufacturer may include added vitamins.

    When making my frozen food I allways add a Garlic Extract in it.
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    What prepared food are you trying to get the LMB to take? Is it home made or store bought?
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    store bought so far, have any good recipes..lol

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    Heh not for a LMB, they eat veggies, so the recipe might be -

    Nori - One sheet.Instructions - Remove from packaging and affix to rock with rubber band.

    Although i have heard of people getting them to eat store bought foods with "meat" in them, I would stick to purely veggies when trying to get em hooked on prepared
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    ..okay, meat for me, veggies for lmb!

    Tried Nori, on clip not attatched to rock though, will give that a go and see what happens.

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    Yeah, with mine he didn't go for the clip, but when I rubberbanded it to a rock he got curious and started munching. Now he takes it off the algae scraper.

    LMBs remind me of puppies. You can train 'em, just takes a little time.
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