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Dragon only likes calcium covered crickets

PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:36 pm
by flygilmore
So we've got a 3.5 month old dragon that is doing well. Lately, he only wants crickets that are covered in calcium. I can put plain crickets in his tank and he basically ignores them. If I pick those same crickets up and shake them in the calcium bag he eats them fast as he can. So here's my question.....
Can I give him ALL his crickets with calcium
(prob- 10-20 day) EVERY DAY or is that too much calcium? If not, what do yall suggest and has anyone had a dragon that's been the same way? He used to eat them plain but lately prefers them white.

Re: Dragon only likes calcium covered crickets

PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:52 am
by CooperDragon
Calcium coated crickets are a good thing. Just offer a nice thin coat on all of them. I usually shake them in a cup with some calcium powder so there is a light even coat and the excess just falls to the bottom of the cup. If you are not coating them too heavily, I don't think that offering calcium coated bugs at every meal is likely to cause an issue.