A new home for squishy

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A new home for squishy

Postby Angelique » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:12 am

Las month we took in a beardie who had been neglected and burned. He is super sweet and has gained a lot of weight sense he came to my home. I have no experience with bearded dragons. I had a 55 gallon tank and do have several small lizzards. I am wondering if I am taking care of him properly. He has had a hard life and don't want to add to it. I have uvb and uva lights for him but he doesn't care for much of anything that I try to feed him.
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Re: A new home for squishy

Postby Angelique » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:38 am

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Re: A new home for squishy

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:59 am

I'm so glad you're able to give him a good home. It looks like he's doing really well under your care =). Taking in a dragon in need of a good home is very rewarding.
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Re: A new home for squishy

Postby Angelique » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:24 pm

I have completely fallen in love with him and want to give him a good home. I worry about Everything I do for him or with him because I honestly don't know what I am doing.
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Re: A new home for squishy

Postby Gormagon » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:19 pm

Angelique wrote:I have completely fallen in love with him and want to give him a good home. I worry about Everything I do for him or with him because I honestly don't know what I am doing.

Welcome to the wonderful world of bearded dragons a land of mystery, enchantment, cuddles and, worry! A magical realm where things always seem to change in an instant and, the moment you think you have it all figured out, the rules change! You think you own your dragon?, guess again..... Like it or not, you are now a slave, lol!
Looks quite happy to me! What have been trying to feed him? They can be very picky eaters, lol!
SLAVE TO A KIND BUT, DEMANDING MASTER "PEACHES"
The wonderful world of bearded dragons is a magical land of mystery, enchantment, cuddles, love and, worry! A mysterious realm where things always seem to change in an instant and, the moment you think you have it all figured out, the rules change! You think you own your dragon?, Ha Ha....guess again..... Like it or not, you are now a slave, lol!
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Re: A new home for squishy

Postby Angelique » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:22 pm

I have tried crickets, apples, raw sweet potatoes, baby spinach, green pepper and yellow squash
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Re: A new home for squishy

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:25 pm

My guy likes chopped up green beans and green/yellow squash chopped into little worm shapes mixed in with his greens as well. His favorite greens are collards and turnip greens with occasional mustard green if he's in the mood or dandelion greens if they're in season and stocked at the store. He also likes green bell peppers.
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Re: A new home for squishy

Postby Angelique » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:24 pm

I will have to try some of those for him. Thank you wet much
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Re: A new home for squishy

Postby SHBailey » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:34 pm

Do you have any idea how old he is? If he's more than a year old he needs more veggies, but if he's younger than that he still needs bugs for the protein so he can grow. Dubia roaches are good if you can get them, and easier to deal with than crickets, also phoenix worms and silk worms, as well as all the veggies that have already been mentioned. http://www.beautifuldragons.com has a really good list of the best foods for them -- you can print it off and take it to the grocery store.

They're all unique and they all have their own individual tastes when it comes to food.
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Re: A new home for squishy

Postby AngeliqueG » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:05 am

I have no idea how old he is or even if he is a he lol. Not sure how to tell. He is very picky so I just interduce things every few days until I can figure out what he likes. The list was very helpful. Thank you
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Re: A new home for squishy

Postby RockysMom » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:52 pm

Congrats! He's adorable!
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Re: A new home for squishy

Postby LimsKragma » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:53 am

Congrats for rescuing the poor dragon :D .
Just one note, don't feed spinach as it binds calcium and won't do him any good.
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Re: A new home for squishy

Postby Angelique » Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:39 am

Thank you everyone for all the great advice and help. I truly appreciate it. I gave him cut up green beans for the first time last night with his dandalian greens. He loved them . He enjoyed an earthworm and his green beans and was out for the night.
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Re: A new home for squishy

Postby Shannonc » Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:55 am

so glad you took him in!
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Re: A new home for squishy

Postby SHBailey » Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:00 am

You're lucky your beardie likes veggies and greens. That will make it easier to keep him healthy. :D Earthworms also contain a lot of moisture so they're good for hydration if he's not into drinking water. (Too bad our beardie gave up on them a long time ago :( )

BTW, "Squishy" is a nice gender-neutral name, so if you ever find out that "he" is a "she", you won't have to change his/her name. :wink:
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