Fruit Beetle Grubs

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Fruit Beetle Grubs

Postby KamiT » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:54 am

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Hi there, i have bought my bearded dragon some fruit beetle grubs as i had heard they are a good treat for them. when i recieved them i noticed they are bigger then expected. My beardy is about14/15inches and about 7 months old, eating well on dubia roaches, would he be safe eating these grubs? Wanting to have an idea before i feed any to him, last thing i want to do is impact him.
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Re: Fruit Beetle Grubs

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:33 pm

I don't know much about them but from what I'm reading they appear to be good only as a treat as you mentioned. He is pretty big so should be able to chew them up, especially if they are soft. I wouldn't offer more than one or two in a sitting though.
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Re: Fruit Beetle Grubs

Postby KamiT » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:46 pm

Thanks for the reply,
yeah from what im reading about them im planning on something like 2/3 a month as a treat for him to enjoy. gave him one last night and he seemed to be fine with it.
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Re: Fruit Beetle Grubs

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:35 pm

That sounds like a good plan. Did he seem to like it?
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Re: Fruit Beetle Grubs

Postby KamiT » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:38 pm

i did some more research online about them, he loved his 1 he got last night, was trying to get at the pot of them lol. Bit nasty things though, they bite badly apparently and people say to crush/cut off their heads. i can confirm their heads are very hard and the fangs are quite large, i crushed the head so it could not bite him. Defo not for the squeemish
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Re: Fruit Beetle Grubs

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:03 pm

Ah. That probably explains why I don't read about people offering them very much =). I'm glad he liked it though.
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