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Discussion in 'Bearded Dragon Diet' started by Dory, Feb 8, 2020.

  1. Dory

    Dory Bearded Dragon Egg

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    I’m considering getting a bearded dragon. I was thinking about what type of insect I should feed regularly and which I should feed just as a treat. I know I should keep it varied. What are some of the best insects to feed and what are some insects that should just be fed as treats. (I don’t want to deal with crickets) (I heard dubia roaches and hornworms are good. Is that true?) (Mealworms? Superworms?)
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    kaylynangel Bearded Dragon Veteran 1,000+ Post Club

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    All the above - the best in my opinion are the dubias- it is good to offer a variety tho - mealworms are not real good for babies all worms should be fed sparingly- bsfl are a good staple feeder - if you would like I can give you some websites to get all those- let me know
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    Dory Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Thank you that would be very helpful to have those websites. Thanks a lot! Also, how big should dubias be per age group. Like for babies, juvinials, and adults.
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    kaylynangel Bearded Dragon Veteran 1,000+ Post Club

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    You do not want to feed a insect no bigger than the space between his eyes - so how old is the dragon and post a pic of him and I can maybe help w/ that - if in doubt feed something smaller -- but I can look at him / her and maybe help out --- here are the websites for insects and worms
    www.dubiaroaches.com - great place to get worms as well - like horn worms they grow fast so order small amount and they are a hydrating worm -- butter worms nice and soft --- dubias are shipped in a plastic container that you can keep them in and feed them carrots -- do not feed your dragon carrots too
    www.symtonbsf.com -- order large they are another great staple you do not need to dust as they are rich in calcium --- great for adding to salads as a lure to the bowl - feed as many as you want - you want him/her eating their vegies first thing in the morning
    www.mulberryfarms.com-- they have nice silk worms and they too are a great staple feeder at this time they had them on sale but have run out of stock
    www.reptilianarts.com-- nice silk worms from these people too and they are currently out of stock
    www.abdragons.com- they ship their dubias in bags was not impressed w/ that -
    here is a website for nutrition --
    http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html

    If you decide to feed dubias as a staple you can keep them in a 10 gallon aquarium or tote and feed dubia food / and carrots for hydration - they keep a long time and better nutritional value than crickets -- the BSFL are good too but are small and you need to feed alot of them that is why its good to use both - variety is key -- use the worms like super worms you can order small ones from here if you cant find them where you live www.https://reptilesupply.com/ -- use them and butterworms as well but only use like 1-3 on the salads --- ask questions if you have any
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    Dory Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Thank you. Like I said, I’m considering getting one. I don’t have one yet but this definitely helped. Thanks so much!
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    kaylynangel Bearded Dragon Veteran 1,000+ Post Club

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    Do not listen to the Pet store people if your getting one from them - they have not a clue as to what they are talking about and they will sell you stuff you DO NOT NEED--- No coil UVB's they are the worst --- Reptisun 10.0 TUBE bulbs are the best on the market --- and NO colored bulbs --- digital probe thermometers for taking basking temps A MUST - NO STICK ONS THEY ARE INACCURATE--- BASKING TEMPS AND UVB ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN THAT TANK FOR A HEALTHY DRAGON