Getting beardie to eat bsfl

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Getting beardie to eat bsfl

Postby Brittneesmile » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:10 am

So I just got some large black soldier fly larvae, I tried them yesterday and she ate a couple. I tried feeding them today and she attempted once didn’t get one in her mouth and then closed her eyes and refused to eat. I had her eating super worms prior to this and found out they aren’t good for them. I even tried feeding her one super worm to get things going and she closed her eyes at me.
I’m not sure how to convince her to eat them.
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Re: Getting beardie to eat bsfl

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:14 am

Is she eating her greens -- you can always put them in w/ those- maybe shes not hungry? what else are you feeding her?
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Re: Getting beardie to eat bsfl

Postby Brittneesmile » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:20 am

KarrieRee wrote:Is she eating her greens -- you can always put them in w/ those- maybe shes not hungry? what else are you feeding her?
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Prior to being with me she was never introduced greens. She’s two now so for the first year and half of her life she hadn’t had greens. We’re still working on that. She will eat a few pieces of arugula in the morning. She was eating supers and arugula but she’s getting chunky.
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Re: Getting beardie to eat bsfl

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:30 am

Well then --- I would say to add mustard greens collard greens maybe some green bean -- some fruit like apple strawberries blueberries mango NO citrus-- to her diet--- you can go to the Feeding board and there is a link to a Nutrition site --- ck that out-- her diet should be 80% vegies (salad) and 20% bugs--- like once a week -- that would help w/ the losing some weight along w/ getting her out and letting her run your LR floor or bedroom - but you would need to watch her -- dont know if you have any other animals in your house -- like cats dogs etc................
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Re: Getting beardie to eat bsfl

Postby Brittneesmile » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:39 am

KarrieRee wrote:Well then --- I would say to add mustard greens collard greens maybe some green bean -- some fruit like apple strawberries blueberries mango NO citrus-- to her diet--- you can go to the Feeding board and there is a link to a Nutrition site --- ck that out-- her diet should be 80% vegies (salad) and 20% bugs--- like once a week -- that would help w/ the losing some weight along w/ getting her out and letting her run your LR floor or bedroom - but you would need to watch her -- dont know if you have any other animals in your house -- like cats dogs etc................
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I have mustard and turnip greens here for her. She won’t touch them, the only veggie I’ve been successful with has been arugula. She also won’t even touch fruit.
I let her run around my entire apartment. We just moved away from a roommate situation with cats so she has free range of the entire apartment when I’m home.
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Re: Getting beardie to eat bsfl

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:45 am

Sounds good -- well I would keep offering them to her -- cut out the super worms -- they get real picky - we got a older dragon too a few years ago and all they fed her mainly was meal worms - me not knowing any different did the same till she started plugging up and then they got cut out --- I went to feeding her greens and sweet potato --- she got to where she would not eat crickets anymore I think she got to old and didnt want to chase them anymore so stopped w/ those and kept feeding her greens w/ the sweet potato and she would pick the sweet potato off and leave the greens -- certain days she would clean her dish dry but for the most part she loved sweet potato --- Troggy passed away last March at the age of 13-- we think she had a heart attack but not sure ---
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Re: Getting beardie to eat bsfl

Postby Brittneesmile » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:27 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Sounds good -- well I would keep offering them to her -- cut out the super worms -- they get real picky - we got a older dragon too a few years ago and all they fed her mainly was meal worms - me not knowing any different did the same till she started plugging up and then they got cut out --- I went to feeding her greens and sweet potato --- she got to where she would not eat crickets anymore I think she got to old and didnt want to chase them anymore so stopped w/ those and kept feeding her greens w/ the sweet potato and she would pick the sweet potato off and leave the greens -- certain days she would clean her dish dry but for the most part she loved sweet potato --- Troggy passed away last March at the age of 13-- we think she had a heart attack but not sure ---
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Yea my beardie was only fed crickets and dried meal worms before I got her. She’s so picky now. I can get her to eat arugula if I hand feed it to her as soon as she gets up lol
I’ll try some sweet potato I didn’t think about that. She might like that. She’s definitely like that, she has days where she will eat her entire bowl of veggies but there’s days where she just closes her eyes at me haha.
I got her to eat one bsfl before I left for an appointment.
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Re: Getting beardie to eat bsfl

Postby HerpGirl » Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:45 pm

Brittneesmile wrote:
KarrieRee wrote:Sounds good -- well I would keep offering them to her -- cut out the super worms -- they get real picky - we got a older dragon too a few years ago and all they fed her mainly was meal worms - me not knowing any different did the same till she started plugging up and then they got cut out --- I went to feeding her greens and sweet potato --- she got to where she would not eat crickets anymore I think she got to old and didnt want to chase them anymore so stopped w/ those and kept feeding her greens w/ the sweet potato and she would pick the sweet potato off and leave the greens -- certain days she would clean her dish dry but for the most part she loved sweet potato --- Troggy passed away last March at the age of 13-- we think she had a heart attack but not sure ---
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Yea my beardie was only fed crickets and dried meal worms before I got her. She’s so picky now. I can get her to eat arugula if I hand feed it to her as soon as she gets up lol
I’ll try some sweet potato I didn’t think about that. She might like that. She’s definitely like that, she has days where she will eat her entire bowl of veggies but there’s days where she just closes her eyes at me haha.
I got her to eat one bsfl before I left for an appointment.


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Re: Getting beardie to eat bsfl

Postby kingofnobbys » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:32 pm

I think you'll be needing to hand feed the BSFL to her , as they are too small a feeder insect to be interesting to her unless she's starving if she's a full grown dragon.

My Peppa wont touch them unless I put them in her mouth, different story with silkworms, superworms and medium & large crickets.
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Re: Getting beardie to eat bsfl

Postby Brittneesmile » Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:57 pm

kingofnobbys wrote:I think you'll be needing to hand feed the BSFL to her , as they are too small a feeder insect to be interesting to her unless she's starving if she's a full grown dragon.

My Peppa wont touch them unless I put them in her mouth, different story with silkworms, superworms and medium & large crickets.


I ordered the larger ones. She just protested for a bit and is slowly starting to eat more.
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