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How many crickets should bearded dragon eat a day

Postby laxitup » Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:34 pm

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I have a juvenile and right now im feed him around 10-15 crickets a day, but the people at the pet store always tell me you should only give them 3-4 but no more than 6. I've heard the the people at the pet store are constantly giving false information but i just wasnt sure. Thanks!
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Re: How many crickets should bearded dragon eat a day

Postby saden99 » Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:43 pm

Mine is a baby at 3 inches (not measuring tail) and she eats about 11-15 per day at the moment (she is in a new environment for the past 3 days now). From what I understand Juveniles should be at around 30-50 crickets a day. No more than 6 crickets? Maybe I'm crazy....



Edit: Wanted to add that you can supplement vegetables for some crickets also. Just make sure that you know how much water your dragon is getting since veggies tend to contain quite a bit, but crickets+veggies throughout the day seems good.
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Re: How many crickets should bearded dragon eat a day

Postby EmilyRussom » Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:49 pm

Every dragon is different. I hear that babies should eat betwen 70-100 small crickets per day. My girl is a bit over a year, and she will devour 30-40 medium crickets per day.

As far as salads go - give them as much as they want - it's a SALAD. It won't hurt a freaking thing.

Go by the time rule - not the quantity. Give them around 10 minutes. Plus or minus. If they can eat what is put in front of them within a time period of 10 minutes, go for it. Dragons aren't dogs - they won't gorge themselves (so far as I have been informed from the more knowledgeable posters on this site).

If they are hungry, let them eat :)

As a side note - my girl was a rescue and malnourished. She may have more of an appetite than a normal one year old.
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Re: How many crickets should bearded dragon eat a day

Postby laxitup » Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:07 pm

Okay thank you guys very much! and yes i've been providing him fresh mustard greens throughout the day.
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Re: How many crickets should bearded dragon eat a day

Postby trinity040400 » Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:06 pm

My toru is about 4-6 months (we think :roll: ) and she eats 30 crickets a day easly. Pet stores are stupid, dont listen to what they say, they like to make it sound like they dont eat alot so people will buy them. :angry5: I'm sure there may be a few good ones out there but from what I have seen over the years with many different animals most don't have a clue what they are talking about.
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