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Eating too many crickets?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:03 pm
by myagregory1
Every website I look at has a different answer for how many crickets a beardie should eat. My beardie is about 5 months old and about 15 inches long. I just switched from feeding her 3 times a day to 2, and for some reason, she is eating more crickets now that I am feeding her 2 times a day. She will eat about 20-30 crickets whenever I feed her, making her eat about 50 each day. She is eating her greens (turnip greens, mustard greens, and cabbage) as well though. I am just concerned she might be eating too much for her age. I will usually let her eat until she stops wanting to but should I change that? Please help! I don't want her to be overweight

Re: Eating too many crickets?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:32 pm
by KarrieRee
Start adding worms to her diet - you can add them to the salads as "steak" w/ her salad -- I would get her some super worms some horn worm caution they grow very fast so order small amounts at a time- I would give her 3 supers and 1-2 horn -- you can also get some silk worms they are another great staple feeder -- that will slow her down on the crickets -- its good to add variety to the diet -- dubia roaches are another great staple feeder better than crickets --- less hassle and smell as well --
Karrie

Re: Eating too many crickets?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:47 pm
by AHBD
That's a big appetite . :) Along with Karrie's suggestions make sure you have the largest sized crickets. If the cricks are just medium then it will take a lot more to fill him up.