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Discussion in 'Bearded Dragon Diet' started by Courtney87, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. Courtney87

    Courtney87 Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Hello all hoping for some advice. We recent got a baby beared dragon and I can’t get him to eat any of his veggies. Any advice on what I can do to get him to start eating them.
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    kaylynangel Bearded Dragon Veteran 1,000+ Post Club

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    Yep get a glass bowl something worms and dubia roaches cant get out of --- next order some BSFL from here www.symptonbsf.com - order large as they are small - use as many as you want as they are a great staple feeder do not dust w/ calcium D3 - then add 1-3 small super worms if you cant find them at your local pet store order here www.https://reptilesupply.com/ they have small ones - you can use wax worms as well but only use like 1-3-- add them to the salad first thing in the morning - make sure he sees you adding the worms on top of salad it will draw him to the bowl - let him eat from the bowl for like an hr or so then take a little of the salad out but leave some in there add your staple feeder I use dubias they cant get out of the bowl unless they are the really large ones then it doesnt work anymore I usually add like 10-12 in the bowl - it will stay in the tank till afternoon then I pull it - gives him to time eat most of the day and bask before lights out -- try that you can get dubias from the reptilesupply place as well
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    Courtney87 Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Ok I’ll have to give this a try. Thanks for the advice.
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    Scout Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Baby beardies are known to be more carnivorous. My baby beardie isn't interested in any types of veggies, although he has eaten a grape. As they get older, it should be easier to feed them this. (also, grapes should only be given on occasion)
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    kaylynangel Bearded Dragon Veteran 1,000+ Post Club

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    You want your baby to start eating greens now if not it is possible that he will not eat them as he gets older - believe me I have one that wont touch salads and its very frustrating since they need to eat this as to have a balanced diet - I have talked w/ more people that cant get their dragons to eat vegies after they got to be a year - it wont be a shock to them when its time for the switch - babies up to a year need 80% protein 20 % vegies after a year it reverses - too much protein causes gout -- I have a 2 yr old that wont eat them but as of the last week he has eaten more as I am putting silk worms in his salad and w/ that he is getting some bites of vegies - I have tried hand feeding him and its been something else -- w/ Blaze I went w/ a different tactic I learned from my breeder that I got my baby now - he is 7.5 months old and is eating his salads -