Repashy is proud once again, to introduce a new Omnivore Gel Food Formula. It has been five years now since Repashy released it’s revolutionary formula “Grub Pie” which was the world’s first commercially available animal food using Black Soldier Fly Larvae as an ingredient. A lot has changed since then, and we have now incorporated this unique ingredient into a majority of our innovative gel food premixes.
Grub Pie was a big hit with more species than we ever imagined possible. Bearded Dragons, in particular, really went crazy for it and it has become a standard rotation item for many of the top Bearded Dragon Breeders around the world. Bearded Dragons are omnivores however, so it wasn’t suitable as a staple diet because adults need a considerable amount of plant material in their diet and overall lower protein and fat. Grub Pie, because of its low fiber and high water content when prepared with a high end ratio of water, and fed in large quantities, also could cause messy stool’s, which made cleanup more work.
Reptile Icon Ron St Pierre was an important part of my original beta testing team, and one of the first to incorporate Repashy Grub Pie into a varied diet with great success. He and his new partner Heather Moye of “Fairytail Dragons”, combined, have been using Grub Pie as the primary food for their Breeder Dragons for 5 generations.
Heather was one of the first breeders to start playing around with grub pie blends to create a more balanced omnivore diet. She developed, adopted, and began recommending a 1 part Grub Pie to 2 parts Veggie Burger blend (pre-blending the dry powders and making it into a single gel). And the Dragons Loved it. This custom blend reduced the protein and fat levels to a more suitable Bearded Dragon level so it could be used without reserve. It also firmed up the stools because of the inclusion of the fibrous plant ingredients in the veggie burger. Ron and Heather have now been using this blend for several generations with great success as a primary source of nutrition for their Bearded Dragons.
Thanks to their work, this custom blend has become so popular to dragon keepers that we have decided to go ahead and create a factory version to make it easier for keepers to use. The new Repashy Beardie Buffet is a blend of Grub Pie and Veggie Burger as prescribed by Fairytail Dragons, with the addition of a touch of Carrot and Moringa Leaf because these are some exciting new ingredients Repashy has brought in since the original formulation of Veggie Burger. Veggie Burger has also just been revised to include these ingredients as well.
Repashy is constantly working with Zoo’s, Institutions, Breeders, and Hobbyists to bring exciting new formulas and ingredients to the market. We hope you will enjoy this great new collaboration as much as your Dragons do.