New beardie feeding

Discuss topics of food for your beardies here.

New beardie feeding

Postby Tyjonas » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:43 am

Hey everyone! I'm new to the fourms and a new beardie owner. The thing is I'm having problems determining his age and his diet. Im no expert but he seems to be around 2 weeks from research. Also a bit of backstory, my sister thought it would be nice to get me a pet for a suprise, i love him but she said feed him 3-4 pinhead or tiny crickets a day. I have pictures but i need help with his age and diet please! He is also about 4ish to 5 inches. (Also his name is Arma)
[Click image to enlarge]


[Click image to enlarge]


[Click image to enlarge]
Tyjonas
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:53 am

Re: New beardie feeding

Postby destiny1998 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:53 am

Hi. Wow he is tiny. He needs to be fed all he will eat in 10 to 15 mins a day. About 2 times a day and defiantly no bigger than the space between his eyes. He will also need his feeders dusted with calcium 5x a week once a day.
destiny1998
Extreme Poster
 
Posts: 3945
Joined: Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:08 pm

Re: New beardie feeding

Postby Tyjonas » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:40 pm

destiny1998 wrote:Hi. Wow he is tiny. He needs to be fed all he will eat in 10 to 15 mins a day. About 2 times a day and defiantly no bigger than the space between his eyes. He will also need his feeders dusted with calcium 5x a week once a day.


Thank you! Although how many crickets should i feed him in thos 10 min periods? Just as much as he wants or what? still unknowking of age. I just dont want to over or under feed the poor kid.
Tyjonas
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:53 am

Re: New beardie feeding

Postby destiny1998 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:02 pm

I'd just drop the crickets in one at a time for 10 and if he still seems hungry let him have some more. They can eat 50 or more crickets a day when he gets use to his new home :D
destiny1998
Extreme Poster
 
Posts: 3945
Joined: Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:08 pm

Re: New beardie feeding

Postby jpolish4 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:01 am

HI there!

I am new like you, and our beardie looks just like yours, and so does his "home".. he just stares at the crickets when we put him in. We've only had a few days, and I am so nervous he's not eating, drinking his water or happy! It's like have my first neworn again all the same worries all over again... We got him for my sons bday and we are all really nervous as to what the right care is for him/her..
any suggestions??
do you take any live crickets out at nighttime??? any other helpful hints? how do i know if he/she is pooping??!! :? :?
jpolish4
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 12
Joined: Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:40 am

Re: New beardie feeding

Postby Savora » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:19 am

Hi! It seems like your beardie doesn't have a quality UVB bulb. I suggest reading this page on the forum; it's not too long of a read, and very informational: https://www.beardeddragon.org/articles/ ... ting-help/

Your beardie will lose his appetite and develop metabolic bone disease without constant exposure to strong UVB rays, as it's a desert species. The most recommended brands are ReptiSun 10.0 and Arcadia 12%.

But congrats on your new little guy!
Savora
Hatchling Poster
 
Posts: 155
Joined: Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:48 am


Return to Feeding

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users