- Nov 12, 2022
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At the moment Shelly is in a mix of 80% coco coir and 20% coarse orchid bark which I was planning on soon changing to 100% fine grade orchid bark. Well now I’m double guessing that choice as yesterday I caught him trying to chomp down on one of the bits of bark! He stopped after biting it twice (they’re too big for him to swallow) and then went to his food instead but I’m worried if I switch it all to fine grade bark he’s going to end up eating it for whatever the reason is he tried to eat it yesterday. He has a good varied diet, though I’m heavily relying on store brought stuff at the moment thanks to the UK’s never ending winter - frisée, radicchio, lambs lettuce, small amounts of cucumber and courgette, chicory, pak choy and spring greens are what he’s rotated on, usually mixed with tiny bits of Arcadia Optimal52. He has access to a cuttlebone that he chomps on from time to time and gets calcium sprinkled on his food every Sunday. His temps are correct, his lighting and UV is correct, he’s in a 6x4ft viv (I know this isn’t what is recommended but he seems to do fine in there for now until I can get him outside in the warmer months) so don’t think husbandry is the problem.