New Beardie Mommy !

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New Beardie Mommy !

Postby DonnaRaine » Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:48 am

I have had my little girl for about 2 weeks, shes settling in relatively well, eating, pooing, shedding. But I cant get a straight answer out of anyone as to how much live food she should be eating. I feel like 15 worms 3 times a day is too much but shes ALWAYS hungry. Ive started her on pheonix worms and she loves them, so how many is too much ?? shes only 2 months old, 5 inches with tail. Any help would be appreciated ! [Click image to enlarge]
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Re: New Beardie Mommy !

Postby Anaklusmos » Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:43 am

It's recommended that you offer her as much as she can eat 3 times a day. Where do you get your worms from?
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Re: New Beardie Mommy !

Postby DonnaRaine » Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:00 am

Rainbow Mealworms online, it was suggested by a bunch of other beardie owners, she gets fed 3 times a day, worms/crickets/greens, and a snack in between if she has a bath. I just worry about overfeeding cause I worry about impaction or something. She'll eat 45 worms a day minimum, guess it just seems like a lot I guess.
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Re: New Beardie Mommy !

Postby Anaklusmos » Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:00 pm

I've read that babies will eat eat eat eat haha. As long as she is pooping normally i don't think I'd worry about it too much. I've seen that Phoenix worms claims a difference in nutrition between brands, but symton sells bsfl for much cheaper. About $20 for 1000ct.
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Re: New Beardie Mommy !

Postby DonnaRaine » Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:07 pm

Oh wow I might have to look into that. I just read somewhere else they can eat up too like 70 small worms/crickets in a day.
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Re: New Beardie Mommy !

Postby Anaklusmos » Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:44 pm

Yea, a much more manageable price for a growing baby haha. There are also other brands such as reptiworm and calciworm, though I'm not sure on their prices and one of them doesn't recommend using as a sole staple, so I probably wouldn't go with them. I believe most people offer more than just one kind of insect to help offset the costs.
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Re: New Beardie Mommy !

Postby DonnaRaine » Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:56 pm

Do you get yours from symton ?
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Re: New Beardie Mommy !

Postby Anaklusmos » Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:21 pm

My beardie won't be here till Wednesday, but i just ordered some from symton and I've seen that other members order from symton too
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Re: New Beardie Mommy !

Postby DonnaRaine » Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:23 pm

Cool thank you, I appreciate it man
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Re: New Beardie Mommy !

Postby JessPets » Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:19 pm

Hello, are you feeding solely mealworms?? If so, STOP ASAP!! Mealworms can cause impaction which can be fatal. Try calciworms/reptiworms/BSFL/phoenix worms, silkworms, crickets, or dubia roaches
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Re: New Beardie Mommy !

Postby DonnaRaine » Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:22 pm

No I am NOT feeding mealworms, Im feeding pheonix worms FROM rainbow mealworms company
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Re: New Beardie Mommy !

Postby JessPets » Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:30 am

DonnaRaine wrote:No I am NOT feeding mealworms, Im feeding pheonix worms FROM rainbow mealworms company



Okay, sounds good :D
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Re: New Beardie Mommy !

Postby DonnaRaine » Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:52 am

How do I add more photos on here ? I can figure it out :shock: lol she just started her torso shed this morning
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Re: New Beardie Mommy !

Postby DonnaRaine » Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:01 am

Figured it out lol [Click image to enlarge]
do not touch me hooman ! I shall be a real dragon when I am done
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Re: New Beardie Mommy !

Postby JessPets » Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:26 am

DonnaRaine wrote:Figured it out lol [Click image to enlarge]
do not touch me hooman ! I shall be a real dragon when I am done


:lol: :lol:
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