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Adult Dragon Not Eating Enough Greens

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:09 am
by Chase7
I have two female bearded dragons that re 13 months old. From everything I read they should be eating more veggies than insects (crickets). They do eat a little of the veggies I give them and they seem to like them, but they seem to still prefer crickets. Is there a way to get them to eat more veggies? Buying crickets all the time is breaking the bank. We are considering breeding dubia roaches, but still would like to increase their veggie diet. Any info will help.

Thanks!

Re: Adult Dragon Not Eating Enough Greens

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:34 pm
by CooperDragon
At 13 months they'll just be starting to change over to salads (it's a gradual process in some cases). Offer a salad every day with a nice rotating variety until you come up with some things they like. You can try hand feeding them or moving the salad a bit with your fingers to get their attention. Start offering bugs every other day and then every 3rd day or so by 18 months old. I like to reference this list when I put salads together. http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html I've had good luck with squash cut into worm shapes, chopped green beans, chopped bell pepper, small amounts of sweet potato, collard and turnip greens. Your dragons may have different preferences though so it will take some trial and error.

Re: Adult Dragon Not Eating Enough Greens

PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:56 am
by Chase7
Thanks. If anyone else has any suggestions, let me know.