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Discussion in 'Bearded Dragon Diet' started by xcaliber, Dec 27, 2019.

  1. xcaliber

    xcaliber Bearded Dragon Egg

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    My bearded dragon is about 9.5 inches long my 1st purchase for crickets was 2 week ones and they were way smaller then its eye gap and they didn't last very long so this past day I got 3 week crickets they are 1/2" long.

    I fed it about 15-20 today as well as greens and 3 superworms and wasn't really interested in the last few crickets I put in. They do fit in its mouth no problem are these fine? I am guessing maybe a full belly or am I overfeeding?

    There is so much different what to do and what not to do or this guy feeds _____ amount and the other guy feeds _____ and im not going to lie its a bit overwealming.
  2. kaylynangel

    kaylynangel Bearded Dragon Veteran 1,000+ Post Club

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    Feed him as many as he can eat in a 10-15 minute time frame -- he needs salads first thing in the morning before you feed him his staple feeder - you want him eating salads now or he will not eat them when he gets older --- fresh greens here is a website for you--
    http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html--- you need to get a glass bowl / dish something worms cannot get out of --- take 1-3 super worms depending on how big your dragon is get either small if you can find them or medium put them on top of his salad along w/ some BSFL you can order from here
    https://symtonbsf.com/-- these are a great staple feeder and do not need to be dusted -- use as many as you want --- put them on top of salad as well -- this will entice him to the bowl -- let him eat from that bowl for say an hr or so - then add his staple feeder - crickets you can disable or you can get some dubia roaches they are the best for nutrition -- you can order these from here www.abdragons.com - www.dubiaroaches.com or www.mulberryfarms.com or www.joshsfrogs.com---- you can also get some butter worms horn worms they grow fast and are a great hydrating worm --- dubias are easier to keep than crickets they dont stink dont chirp and last a long time --------- you can keep them in a 10 gallon aquarium or tote and feed them dubia food and carrots for hydration or even food your feeding your dragon --- dragons like variety ---- make sure you lighting is correct ---- in the last few days I have had people post about dragons not eating cant walk cant eat its been terrible - one was put down it had MBD so bad --- so for your lighting make sure you have basking temps of 105-110 taken w/ a infrared heat gun and or a digital probe --- the UVB needs to be a TUBE not a COIL I call it a death coil --- Tube should be a Reptisun 10.0 either the T 8 or T 5 they are the best on the market or the Arcadia bulbs they are fantastic as well -- if you have any questions please ask --------------NO colored bulbs - they cause eye issues that can be long term and disrupt their sleep ---