Juicy molted treats- safety concerns

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Juicy molted treats- safety concerns

Postby Garrus » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:07 am

IS it safe to feed big, freshly moulted Dubia to my 3 month old bearded dragon? A number of times, I've been able to catch cockroaches mid-moult and thought they looked like a delicious treat for him. Only problem is, they were over the size limit. Is it safe to feed these freshly moulted soft shells to him?
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Re: Juicy molted treats- safety concerns

Postby Mysty » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:57 pm

I'd stick to the width between the eyes for now. Beardie will eating adult dubia before you know it.

White roaches do go down a treat.
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Re: Juicy molted treats- safety concerns

Postby kingofnobbys » Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:32 am

With crickets, roaches and locusts, err on the conservative side with the insect size.

Only time I consider safe to exceed the usual rule of thumb is with very soft squishy insects like silkworms.
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Re: Juicy molted treats- safety concerns

Postby Garrus » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:44 am

kingofnobbys wrote:
Only time I consider safe to exceed the usual rule of thumb is with very soft squishy insects like silkworms.

Soft and squishy was why I was wondering. They looked so plump, juicy and soft! :lol:
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