Feeding Baby Dragon

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Feeding Baby Dragon

Postby Deabrua » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:24 am

Due to unforeseen issues with the company I normally order crickets with, my baby dragon has been on purely greens for nearly a full week. All nearby stores have nothing but 1/2 inch or larger for their crickets and she is only 7.5 inch. I don't feel safe feeding her those yet. What alternatives could I look for till the crickets I ordered over a week ago finally come? Im at least lucky that she likes her greens and I've put calcium dust on that.

Note: I was given zilla dry food that she's only had one pellet of ever since I got her over a month ago but Ive tried seeing if she'll try it again till I can get more insects some way or another.

EDIT: I found a couple remaining live crickets from the last order, after putting a bit of calcium on them and feeding those she continued to look for more. I sprinkled the dry food in like I do with her crickets and she's eating them. I'm glad I've something at least for now while trying to get insects for her. Guaranteed analysis on the zilla dry food: minimum of 25% crude protein and 6% crude fat, maximum of 6% crude fiber and 10% moisture.
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Re: Feeding Baby Dragon

Postby AHBD » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:51 am

Hi there, is it possible to order from another company ? Great Lakes hornworm has very healthy crickets and I'm sure that other companies do as well. BTW, 1/2" crix are O.K. for a 7.5" dragon. When in doubt, pinch the head off and the back legs but otherwise that size is fine.
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Re: Feeding Baby Dragon

Postby Deabrua » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:39 pm

The issue isnt so much the company as much as the 30F weather where I live. I go with this one since they can usually ship replacements within 1-2 days when there's an issue given they're only a couple hours away as opposed to several states away. Normal orders arriving in 2-3 days. Their customer service seems to be slow right now though. The last time I ordered crix for her, she was only 6 inches. Growing quite quick, I didnt realize she was actually up to 7.5 till yesterday because she really doesnt look any larger. She's had a full body shed twice and shed her tail once between mid october and late november though.

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