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Discussion in 'Bearded Dragon Diet' started by Chris123, Nov 24, 2019.

  1. Chris123

    Chris123 Bearded Dragon Egg

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    So hey, it's me again. The one with the juvie beardie who refuses greens.

    I want to try worms in the bowl to entice her, is there any marked difference in nutrient quality between these two? I don't intend to use them as her staple, but I'd like to know how often I can offer either so I can get greens in her. If it will work, doubtful because I've tried hand-feeding with greens and she specifically eats around/spits out greens..
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    kaylynangel Bearded Dragon Veteran 1,000+ Post Club

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    You can use both --- like 3 of each -- I would add BSFL to the bowl on top and let her see you add them to the salad --- they can be ordered here --
    https://symtonbsf.com/ feed as many as you want as they are a staple feeder -- dont need to be dusted
    wax worms butter worms are like candy to dragons so feed sparingly - super worms are up there too and many advise not to feed as a staple but I know some people do -- its just that there are better staple feeders out there like the dubias and crickets and the BSFL - silk worms are good as a staple but they are hard to find and are expensive--- horn worms are good for a treat and can be used to hydrate a dragon a couple of times per week but they can give diarrhea --
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    Chris123 Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Update: Adding worms to bowl did not work. She just ate around them. I'm out of ideas.
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    kaylynangel Bearded Dragon Veteran 1,000+ Post Club

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    Unfortunately they are smarter than we are-- my older one won't eat vegies- either-- lucky me I have trained my 5 month old tho to eat vegies-- I am at a loss too- feed him his staple feeder every couple of days and put those vegies in everyday he may get hungry enough to eat them
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    Chris123 Bearded Dragon Egg

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    She's about five months old now, should I still be feeding her daily? She gets ten crickets a day. Prior to that I was feeding her as much as she would eat in 15 mins but that seemed to be causing her to get bloated and constipated.

    I've heard withholding food can be a way to get them to try veggies, but I wanna wait ntil I get her lab results back before I try anything that drastic.
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    kaylynangel Bearded Dragon Veteran 1,000+ Post Club

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    Keep doing the worm thing and vegies -- have you tried BSFL yet ? they are small and will end up on the bottom of the bowl going around the corners --- Blaze listens on the outside of the bowl then goes in after them - its funny to watch him -- you dont want to w/ hold food - she is too young to be doing that and their diet is mainly protein so if you can get her to eat some of those vegies you will be doing good - I leave my vegies in from 8 30 am till around 2-3 but I also add the staple feeder to the vegie bowl so hes in that bowl all day --- I use dubias as my staple feeder - and lately Blaze has been eating like a trooper -- hes eating most all of his BSFL a couple of super worms about 7-8 dubias plus the collard/ turnip greens cilantro and some zucchinni -- hes really porking out ---
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    Chris123 Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Haven't tried BSFL, just can't afford them really. Maybe if I get a job in the future. Mom is willing to buy crickets but nothing extra.
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    kaylynangel Bearded Dragon Veteran 1,000+ Post Club

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    You need to offer variety and only feeding crickets is not really good - plus they can cause parasites/ worms then you will end up at the vet --- BSFL are not that expensive --- go to the website and look they offer free shipping --- you should be feeding more than 10 crickets / day you are starving your baby -- he /she should be eating at least 20 crickets / feeding at least 2 times per day ---- she needs the protein and I am hoping your dusting those crickets w/ calcium D3 5 x per week and vitamins 2 x per week --- what kind of UVB are you using ? coil or a tube ?