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Discussion in 'Bearded Dragon Diet' started by lonegreywolf20, Oct 16, 2019.

  1. lonegreywolf20

    lonegreywolf20 Bearded Dragon Egg

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    A breeder friend who we have bought a bearded dragon from before gave us what we're calling a special needs dragon because of a head shake/vibrate. He hatched at the end of July. He is very healthy, maybe a little small for his age at 50 grams, but active and friendly.

    We have an issue with crickets and keeping them alive, plus they are cost prohibitive to purchase all the time in any quantity to see 3/4s of them dead before weeks end and we don't always have the time to go and get them during the week. We do however always have super worms on hand. We are trying to breed our own so we have a colony at our disposal. We also have discoid roaches (dubias are illegal in this state) and are raising a colony of hose as well. Have to wait till they start producing en masse though.

    This weekend I purchased small-medium super worms to have those on hand and the little guy obviously will pound those down. They get coated with repashy calcium plus every other feeding with him being fed twice a day. We have also been putting three different kinds of greens in and repashy grub pie and repashy beardie buffet.

    All he eats are the worms.

    At this age, is him not eating greens and only insects normal?
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    JumpinJellyfish Juvenile Dragon

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    Normal, yes, but keep offering greens/veggies, and try to gutload the worms and any other live insects with same.
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    lonegreywolf20 Bearded Dragon Egg

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    I feed the worms and discoid roaches repashy bug burger as a staple. They get greens about once a week.
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    kaylynangel Bearded Dragon Veteran 1,000+ Post Club

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    It recommended to feed other insects as well --- just super worms are not good -- too much fat--- he should be getting vegies every day and not just worms --- once his diet switches to 80% vegies and 20% bugs he wont eat it --- too much protein at about a 1 1/2 yrs he is susceptible to gout --- how old is the dragon? I can give you a tip on how to get him eating vegies if you want it --- but I would look at ordering some BSFL - they are a good staple feeder - here is a website --
    https://symtonbsf.com/
    here are some other websites as well please ck them out
    http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html
    http://www.thebeardeddragon.org/bearded-dragon-diet.php
    http://www.mulberryfarms.com/
    https://www.rainbowmealworms.net/
  5. lonegreywolf20

    lonegreywolf20 Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Don't you have to worry about the BSFL growing into flies? Here in Florida, Flies are already an issue. We have been dealing with fruit flies for months. Don't want to add to them.

    I am hoping to get him on the repashy gels as soon as possible as I know they are complete and there has been great success with them. Our other two, one we raised from a juvenile and an adult are thriving with repashy as a staple and adding fresh greens in.

    When I feed the greens I have done the adding the worms to the greens in the bowl, and he doesn't seem to notice them. The one time he grabbed green and worm together, he shook the green out and kept the worm.

    Age of the dragon is in the title.
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    JumpinJellyfish Juvenile Dragon

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    As far as the BSFL turning to flies, they're actually beneficial insects and completely harmless. They don't bite, your dragon can eat them, and if they escape they don't cause any problems. They actually discourage house flies.
    entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/livestock/black_soldier_fly.htm
    Fruit flies, on the other hand, are a pain in the patootie.
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    Rodney Kirtsinger Bearded Dragon Egg

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    I live in South Texas and there are cut and harvester ants in this area. Would it be okay to feed some of these ants to my beardies ?
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    Rodney Kirtsinger Bearded Dragon Egg

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    kaylynangel Bearded Dragon Veteran 1,000+ Post Club

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    No because of pesticides-- only feed insects from reptuable places- never insects from outside- you don't know where they have been-- you can pick dandelions but only if they have not been sprayed-- that is the only thing I feed my beardies from outside
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    Rodney Kirtsinger Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Thank You for the reply,
    I own 30 acres and my place has not been lived on since 1890 and I bought the property in 1998. No agricultural fields within 20 miles. I was just wanting to give the ants as treats because of the formic acid that the ants have in them.
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    kaylynangel Bearded Dragon Veteran 1,000+ Post Club

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    I do not know if you can feed ants -- I would go to this forum www.beardeddragon.org and post on feeders board--- Google beardedragon -- for some reason link is not working
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    kaylynangel Bearded Dragon Veteran 1,000+ Post Club

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    I just googled ants as feeders and it said you should never feed ants
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    Rodney Kirtsinger Bearded Dragon Egg

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    I tried to Google it myself and couldn’t find anything. It was nice of you to take the time to look it up for me. Thanks
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    kaylynangel Bearded Dragon Veteran 1,000+ Post Club

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    Your welcome it says they are toxic to them like firefly's / lightening bugs and Asian beetles--