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Discussion in 'Bearded Dragon Diet' started by LeahDaniielle, Nov 1, 2019.

  1. LeahDaniielle

    LeahDaniielle Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Hey guys

    So I’m new to this site, and only a couple months into being a bearded dragon mom! My little dude is only a few months old.

    Long story short, the whole vitamins/multivitamins/whatever has me really confused and overwhelmed. Obviously I want the best for my beardie! But I’m getting anxiety over what I need to use.

    I’m currently using BSFL as a staple feeder, and offering greens almost every morning dusted with reptical straw-nana stuff (contains D3).

    I know BSFL have plenty of calcium, but I need help figuring out what other supplements I need! Please help me :(

    In the words of Michael Scott, explain this to me like I’m 5....
  2. kaylynangel

    kaylynangel Bearded Dragon Veteran 1,000+ Post Club

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    You dont need to dust the BSFL as you said any other staples like crickets or dubias would need to be dusted w/ caclium D3 5 x per week and Reptivite vitamins 2 x per week ---- is he eating his greens - you can add your BSFL to the salad and 3 small super worms or mediums to the salad to entice him to bowl and feed this first thing in morning --- NO Meal worms the exoskeleton is too hard on their stomachs--- make sure he sees you adding this to the bowl ---- you can use butter worms only like 3 as they are a fattening worm along w/ silkworms - they are a good feeder too but are spendy---- the supers and the butter worms are addicting to them so use only as lure to bowl--- make sure you use a bowl that worms cant get out of --- then after hes eaten from that bowl for like 30 minutes or so you can add the other staple feeder like crickets or dubias --- I prefer dubias as they are a better staple feeder and easier to take care of than crickets --- here is a website for nutrition
    http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html
    here is some info on dubias
    Dubias·
    Wide range of sizes
    · Long life span
    · Excellent nutrition
    · Easy to digest
    · High in protein
    Convenient for you
    · Odorless and soundless
    · Will not infest your home
    · Can be stored out of sight
    · Easy to care for
    · Cannot jump, fly or climb
    you can keep them in a 10 gallon tank or tote and feed them dubia food along w / carrots for hydration --
  3. LeahDaniielle

    LeahDaniielle Bearded Dragon Egg

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    So you said to use Reptivite 2 times per week. Do you have a picture of the exact one I would need to buy? The calcium powder I have right now contains D3. Also, he is sloooowly warming up to greens because I dust them in the straw nana powder and put his BSFL under that. When he goes for the BSFL, he’s getting the greens ☺️ I leave them in there throughout the day (the greens). He’s been eating more of it, but not all of it.
  4. kaylynangel

    kaylynangel Bearded Dragon Veteran 1,000+ Post Club

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    You can use this as well --
    https://www.exoticnutrition.com/Images/Product Pictures/Vitamins/Herptivite.jpg
    or I use the Jurassivite that has beta carotene and not synthetic vitamin A -- sorry got it mixed up--
    yes use it 2 times per week-- you might want to pick up some calcium w/ out D3 and that you might haft to order on line --- but for now use the D3 5 x per week since hes so young
    [​IMG]opps not the diet --- I will repost
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    kaylynangel Bearded Dragon Veteran 1,000+ Post Club

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    kaylynangel Bearded Dragon Veteran 1,000+ Post Club

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    [​IMG]you want this eventually with out the D3 ---
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    mflavin79 Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Would too much calcium powder and vitamins cause wet stools? I did not know you don’t do it daily I have had my beardie for four months(he’s about eight months old) and dust everything he eats with vitamin plus D powder and he has had loose stools(goes only 1x daily) could this be the cause? Other than that he’s acting completely fine
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    mflavin79 Bearded Dragon Egg

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    This is what he gets

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    kaylynangel Bearded Dragon Veteran 1,000+ Post Club

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    Runny stools are caused by incorrect basking temps - not enough heat - UVB - diet and parasites -- once you have ruled out the first 3 then its time for a fecal test for parasites -- but you need to make sure your not feeding things like lettuce too many horn worms or fruits like apples water melon green pepper all can cause runny stools --- if your good on all that then its possible hes got parasites -- also another sign is if his poop smell can drive you out of the room -- then that could be parasites as well
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    mflavin79 Bearded Dragon Egg

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    All my temps are perfect as is my UVB. He really does not eat many veggies and I’m lucky if he gets in one bite of a green a day. I’ve had him for four months and poops have pretty much always been on the wet side. He only goes once a day and acting completely normal. The only type of vegetables he will eat are peas and Butternut squash which both contain a lot of water. He loves his live bugs(crickets and Dubias). He did have a vet appointment yesterday but last minute they had an emergency and had to cancel. My guess is parasites I don’t mean to be gross but here is a picture of his poop

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    kaylynangel Bearded Dragon Veteran 1,000+ Post Club

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    If your using a coil UVB its not producing the UVB rays you need - you said your temps and UVB are perfect so w/ that being said I am assuming you have no coil UVB
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    mflavin79 Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Definitely no coil!!! I have a T5 HO 10.0 UVB 22” Baskin temp is about 103° mid tank 85 to 90° other end of tank about 80° Night temp 75 (no light ceramic heat emitter)
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    kaylynangel Bearded Dragon Veteran 1,000+ Post Club

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    Good--- then my guess parasites
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    mflavin79 Bearded Dragon Egg

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    I will let you know how fecal test goes once he finally makes it to vet
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    kaylynangel Bearded Dragon Veteran 1,000+ Post Club

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    OK
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    mflavin79 Bearded Dragon Egg

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    UPDATE......saw vet today Oscar is almost 1 figures “SHE” was born about January(I assumed about 6mon) and yes Oscar is a girl(thought boy) Poop was FILLED with protozoans and some blood....Was given a dose of med and sent home with some to give next 2 Monday’s other than that looks good. Told me temps are too high tank should NOT be higher than 90 even at basking spot. Was also told to mix calcium +D3 power with water 1x week and Squirt in mouth along with daily dusting on salad and bugs
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    kaylynangel Bearded Dragon Veteran 1,000+ Post Club

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    I would advise you to watch his poop-- w/ basking temp that low it's possible your going to end up w/ undigested food-- some vets are just inadequate at reptiles-- sorry have been reading too many horror story vet visits
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    mflavin79 Bearded Dragon Egg

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    I agree I found that low also but he’s actually a reptile vet so hopefully he knows what he’s talking about
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    kaylynangel Bearded Dragon Veteran 1,000+ Post Club

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    Just watch his poops to me it's too low- if he starts having undigested food I would bump basking temps back up
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    mflavin79 Bearded Dragon Egg

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    That’s why he went to vet in 1st place at temps were 105-110