So I’ve used reptilinks before a couple times over the past few years and since I just recieved my latest order I thought I’d see if anyone else here has tried them out and what their experiences were. The last time I ordered them I had a completely different collection of animals and most were willing to take them with minimal effort on my part. At that time my collection was largely bull snakes, pine snakes, and pythons of various kinds. Like I’m sure many of you have, I changed directions slightly and now I have mostly boas, and an assortment of colubrids. I decided to make another order and see if I could get my lyre snakes to show some interest in the quail links to add a little variety to their diet since in the wild they would not be eating nearly so many rodents. I figured if I could get them taking quail I’d order some iguana links next time.
For those of you unaware, reptillinks are basically little sausages made specifically for your reptiles and designed to be easily swallowed whole. You can choose from a variety of prey such as quail, chicken, frog, rabbit, venison, guinea fowl, iguana, insects, and fruits and veggies. In most cases you can choose a single food item or a combination of food items, and they are made from whole ground prey including bones and hair. I believe the only thing they leave out are a little of the waste when cleaning the gut and the beaks from the birds.
Anyhow, so far the lyre snakes haven’t shown any interest in the links, but I still have a couple tricks up my sleeve to get them to take them. 3/4 of the gopher/corn hybrids took to them almost immediately. and the California king I have who would rather bite first and not ask questions at all was an easy sell. I also got some omni-blend links which are insects, greens, and rabbit for my plated lizard and he/she didn’t hesitate at all. I will say that they aren’t the most economic way to feed but they give me a way to provide variety I otherwise could not. So like I said, I’m curious what your experience has been?
Also if anyone is worried about the minimum order of $75 maybe try what I do. I put the word out to a local reptile group I help manage and a small group of us combined our order. I simply had them send me the money after I totalled everything up and I placed the order. After it came in they all came and picked up their stuff off my porch (social distancing). Bonus to this was that the order was big enough to qualify for free shipping.
p.s. I checked with admin about the video, they said as long as it’s not an animal being eaten it’s fine, and since this is no different really than a video of someone eating a hamburger… also I forgot to put the link to the site for more information go to www.reptilinks.com