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Dubia Size for Less Than 2 Month Beardy

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:05 pm
by Ponky
Hello all!

First post in the forums aside from my introduction, and based on all of the advice I've located skimming through the different topics I'm hoping to find more for a question I have :D

My beardy Abernathy was born on 5/10, so a little over a month, closer to 2 months old.
I've been feeding him 1/4" dubias and he's eaten them up like crazy!
I went to a local reptile pet store as I'm running low, and they only had 1/2" dubias.
I bought some to hold us over, but now I'm not sure if they're too large.

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Normal Dubias

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1/2" Dubias

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Current Size (About 8")

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Between Eyes (Kept On Moving!)

I gave him 1 and he ate it in about 10-11 chews, whereas with the 1/4" he usually gobbles them up in 3-4 chews.
I was hesitant to give him anymore, so I stuck with the 1/4" I have left and some BSFL.

My main concern is impaction, so I'm going to make sure he has his usual bowel movements, but I wanted to get some outside perspective.

Thank you in advance!

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Favorite photo so far to end the post :)

Re: Dubia Size for Less Than 2 Month Beardy

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:14 pm
by KarrieRee
Pick out the smaller ones and feed him those --- feed the BSFL too -- here is a website to get dubias
www.dubiaroaches.com
Make sure your feeding him salads too --- you may need to take your BSFL and put on top to get him to the salad bowl -- looks like hes in the bowl eating --- I would suggest other worms but hes too little to eat supers unless you can get smalls and I only know of one website that sells smalls --
www.reptileplus.com butter worms would be good but everyone is out of stock on those
you can get him some small silk worms
www.reptilianarts.com order in bulk like 50 they come small and make sure you order food as you will need to feed them daily and clean containers -- they are another good staple feeder
Karrie

Re: Dubia Size for Less Than 2 Month Beardy

PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:41 am
by MariosDad
Great picture! Your little dude looks very happy🙂

Re: Dubia Size for Less Than 2 Month Beardy

PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:45 am
by WinFam01
Cute lil guy!
Interesting the store was out of smalls but had mediums.. seems like everywhere online it's opposite. 🙃

Re: Dubia Size for Less Than 2 Month Beardy

PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:13 am
by Ponky
@KarrieRee, thank you for the advice. He's now grown enough within the last couple weeks to eat the larger of the remaining roaches, so we're both happy :)

@MariosDad, thank you! I'm a worry-wart, so outside opinion that he looks happy makes me relax a bit :lol:

@WinFam01, thank you! I agree, it was pretty strange. It's definitely been a struggle to find mediums now that the 1/4" seem so small. Even local stores seem to sell out within a day. Lots of hungry beardies out there! :D

Re: Dubia Size for Less Than 2 Month Beardy

PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:18 am
by KarrieRee
Your better off ordering them on line- if you need websites just ask I can post some for you
Karrie