Is This A Good Schedule?

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Is This A Good Schedule?

Postby jenspets » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:39 am

I have recently adopted a 2 year old male bearded dragon. I have came up with this feeding schedule and I was wondering if it sounded good.
Btw, he is getting a ReptiSun 10.0 HO t5 uvb bulb.

Monday: staple insects (crickets, roaches, or bsfl) with calcium w/o d3

Wednesday: staple insects with calcium w/o d3

Friday: staple insects with a few occasional insects with calcium with d3

Sunday: staple insects and some occasional insects (super worms, hornworms, etc.) with multivitamins

He will be fed vegetables everyday (collard greens, turnip greens, dandelion greens, green beans, etc.)

Does this sound like a good feeding schedule for a 2 year old? Any advice would be awesome! Thanks!
Cats: Abby, Andrew, & Stormie
Guinea pigs: Peanut and Patches
Crested geckos: Westley and Rusty
Ybs turtle: Tommy
Bearded dragon: Nikko
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Re: Is This A Good Schedule?

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:53 pm

For a two year old (as long as he is generally in good health) I would reduce the bug meals. Since he is an adult you can offer a bug meal once or twice a week (offering a few worm treats in between is fine) but a nice big salad every day. Offering a variety of veges in a salad is key to a healthy adult diet. Rotate what you offer based on whatever looks freshest at the store. I like to offer 2-3 items from this list in each salad http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html after a while you'll find what his favorites are and can keep them in the rotation more regularly.
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Re: Is This A Good Schedule?

Postby jenspets » Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:24 pm

Ok, if I reduce the bugs to 3 times a week, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, how should I do the supplements?
Cats: Abby, Andrew, & Stormie
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Crested geckos: Westley and Rusty
Ybs turtle: Tommy
Bearded dragon: Nikko
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Re: Is This A Good Schedule?

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:47 pm

Just dust the bugs with calcium at every meal and substitute with a multivitamin once in a while. Maybe every 6th or 7th feeding. If you offer a nice variety in the salads they will provide a lot of the vitamins and nutrients needed on their own.
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Re: Is This A Good Schedule?

Postby jenspets » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:43 pm

I got some feedback from another person on this forum and came up with this schedule:

Monday: staple insects with calcium w/o d3

Wednesday: staple insects with calcium with d3

Friday: staple insects with some occasional insects with multivitamins

Do you think this sounds like a better schedule? Thanks
Cats: Abby, Andrew, & Stormie
Guinea pigs: Peanut and Patches
Crested geckos: Westley and Rusty
Ybs turtle: Tommy
Bearded dragon: Nikko
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Re: Is This A Good Schedule?

Postby CooperDragon » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:04 am

As long as you are offering a salad every day that's OK. I still think it's too many bugs for an adult. If you can get them eating their salads it will provide most of the nutrients they need. I offer bugs to my adult dragon every 6-7 days or so while he eats a salad every day.
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Re: Is This A Good Schedule?

Postby jenspets » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:01 am

Ok. I will try feeding insects 3 times a week and see if it works for us. If it doesn’t, I will reduce it. Thanks.
Cats: Abby, Andrew, & Stormie
Guinea pigs: Peanut and Patches
Crested geckos: Westley and Rusty
Ybs turtle: Tommy
Bearded dragon: Nikko
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Re: Is This A Good Schedule?

Postby CooperDragon » Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:19 pm

Sounds good. They all have individual preferences so it's best to try some different things and do what works best in your situation.
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Re: Is This A Good Schedule?

Postby jenspets » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:17 pm

Ok thank you so much for your help!
Cats: Abby, Andrew, & Stormie
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Crested geckos: Westley and Rusty
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