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Can chopped up larger feeders cause an issue?

PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:02 am
by LeoA
Hi,

My beardie as an addiction to dubia roaches. With smaller dubias, he'd happily go through 20 in one sitting. That however adds up to a significant cost each meal.

Something I've noticed today is that he is willing to eat larger dubia roaches that have been chopped into an appropriate size (usually halves or thirds).

Is this an acceptable solution to saving money? the larger ones, fed in this way, work out to be significantly better price wise.

Edit: I do make sure he has a varied diet, it's just that he loves dubias more than anything else. (common problem?)

Re: Can chopped up larger feeders cause an issue?

PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:23 pm
by AHBD
Hi there, how big is your dragon ? It would be O.K. for a large juvenile and up but for a little guy it would be risky depending on the size of the dubia because of the hard shell/body.

Re: Can chopped up larger feeders cause an issue?

PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:16 pm
by LeoA
14 inches

Re: Can chopped up larger feeders cause an issue?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:55 am
by AHBD
It should be fine then. : )

Re: Can chopped up larger feeders cause an issue?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:39 am
by LeoA
Great, thanks AHBD !

Re: Can chopped up larger feeders cause an issue?

PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:47 am
by Jacobsherps
I would think it would be fine. I feed my toads chopped up insects when its too big for them. I also do it with my goldfish. Will it be effective or not idk.i used to go through like 12 small crickets a week for each of my baby grey tree frogs. Now i have started feeding them less crickets but there larger. Each frog gets anywhere from 3 to 4 large crickets a week and its much cheaper. I bet it would work for a bd