adult beardie calcium dusting amount

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adult beardie calcium dusting amount

Postby jayce82 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:56 am

how often do you give an adult beardie calcium? are you supposed to dust 5 days a week like a baby beardie or cut back once an adult?
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Re: adult beardie calcium dusting amount

Postby YoursTruly » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:15 am

I alternate days with calcium and a multivitamin. That seems to work well for my dragon. That way, she's getting an even amount of both. Too much calcium can cause a painful-to-pass and chalky urate, but you don't want to do less than three days a week.
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Postby jayce82 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:10 am

well his urate definitely isn't chalky. I'm just asking cause he's going through a phase of not eating too terribly much so it's hard to get him his calcium
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Re: adult beardie calcium dusting amount

Postby YoursTruly » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:18 am

You could get liquid calcium and syringe feed it to him, but I think you would need to get that from the vet. Another thing you could try, if he is preferring bugs, is putting calcium on some greens and feeding the greens to his feeder insects. Feed the nutrients to the feeders, and he will get them as well.
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Postby jayce82 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:44 am

well he's just flat out refusing a lot of his food right now. I'll try mixing his calcium in with his feeders food like you recommended.
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Postby YoursTruly » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:20 am

How long has he been refusing food?
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Postby jayce82 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:34 am

ok let me clear this up. I started with crickets, he loved em. then moved to dubias, loved those too. then started giving suoerworms for treats. well he started refusing everything but suoerworms. I don't want him eating supers as a staple, so I'm refusing him supers right now. he's not wanting any other feeder besides supers and has never really liked his greens. he picks a little at them but that's it. so he's not refusing everything, but I'm working him off his supers
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Postby YoursTruly » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:46 am

Okay thanks for the clarification. I'm still wondering if there's something else going on aside from pickiness. So how long has it been since this all started? I ask because he may need to see a vet or have a fecal done to test for parasites.
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Postby jayce82 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:35 am

just the last 2 weeks at the most. all his stools look perfect, not running and everything divested, he's still very healthy looking. I guess I'll look up a repti vet and make an appt.
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Re: adult beardie calcium dusting amount

Postby jayce82 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:36 am

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this is a pic from 2 days ago. he's a very healthy beardie aside from being picky lately
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