Question: Coconut coir on food items?

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When feeding my newts whiteworms, there are usually small amounts of coconut fibers consumed as well. Could this be a problem, or cause impaction? Are newts able to pass small plant fibers? Just curious.
 

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They should pass small plant fibres without any problems. My newts, both adult and juvenile often ingest bits of moss, duckweed and other plant matter that they don't mean to while feeding, they do try to spit it out but if it means letting go of their pray they just swallow the lot! I think it's gravel and small stones that cause the problems.
 
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