10-15 Super + 20 cricket daily still hungry?

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10-15 Super + 20 cricket daily still hungry?

Postby Travistwiggy » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:43 am

Hi again, my 8 month old loves his bugs... maybe to much? Is it safe to feed him in the rang of 20-30 crickets plus 10 or so supers everyday ?? He destroys them all as soon as I put the container in with him and he will keep eating more if I offer!

I read a Lot of people feeding way less or having a hard time getting them to eat at all... but I would just like to know if it's safe for him to keep eating so much? He still poops daily and shows all signs of a healthy happy lizard, I would just like him to stay that way.
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Re: 10-15 Super + 20 cricket daily still hungry?

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:22 am

That is a lot of supers. You might want to offer some large roaches or horn worms instead of supers. They are protein rich and healthier than supers. They are large so they will probably be more filling than crickets too.
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Re: 10-15 Super + 20 cricket daily still hungry?

Postby Travistwiggy » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:45 pm

There is a Lot of bad talk about supers on here ... right now I have been breading them so I have a Lot on hand but I'm ordering silk worm that will be here next week and hoping I can breed them as well.. I live in Canada so I can't get roaches😔
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Re: 10-15 Super + 20 cricket daily still hungry?

Postby kingofnobbys » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:52 am

I agree - WAY TOO MANY supers. No more the 2 or 3 supers in a sitting (if the dragon is over 12 months old) and never more often than once of twice a week. TREATS ONLY.


Breed silkworms : much easier and these ARE suitable to use as a staple feeder insect , one of the best feeder insects you can get. If you let a couple dozen silkworms form cocoons and become moths , and the harvest the eggs laid by the female moths you can either hatch these "right away" , or refrigerate the excess in an airtight glass sample bottle or in ziplock bags (on the paper they've been laid on) once they change colour to grey colour (indicates viable and fertilized) the refrigerated eggs will become dormant and are good for up to 2 years and can taken out and allowed to return to room temperature and will hatch in 2 or 3 weeks.
CBDs: Puff (RIP 10Dec2015 @ 3.2 yrs old (aneurism)),Rex (RIP 16Mar2017 @ 4.6 yrs old,Toothless(sudden unexplained death RIP 26Nov2017) @ 2.1 yrs old.Peppa (born 15Nov2015).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
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Re: 10-15 Super + 20 cricket daily still hungry?

Postby kingofnobbys » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:24 am

Travistwiggy wrote:There is a Lot of bad talk about supers on here ... right now I have been breading them so I have a Lot on hand but I'm ordering silk worm that will be here next week and hoping I can breed them as well.. I live in Canada so I can't get roaches😔


Sure you can : I live in Australia and was able to find these Canadian breeders/sellers of dubia roaches : https://www.kijiji.ca/v-friendship-netw ... nFlag=true
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-livestock/city- ... nFlag=true
these took me under a minute to find using Google.

Roaches are easy to breed .
CBDs: Puff (RIP 10Dec2015 @ 3.2 yrs old (aneurism)),Rex (RIP 16Mar2017 @ 4.6 yrs old,Toothless(sudden unexplained death RIP 26Nov2017) @ 2.1 yrs old.Peppa (born 15Nov2015).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : Lucky (wild juvenile), cat attack rescue, fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.Wriggles (rescued injured),thought she was a big lizard, 7-8 yrs old, died in her sleep, RIP 2Feb2016). Fluffy rescued 14Nov2017 about 4 yrs old .
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Re: 10-15 Super + 20 cricket daily still hungry?

Postby Travistwiggy » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:46 am

Thank you for replies. I will cut his supers down and keep on the crickets till my order of silks and BSFL gets here... hopefully after a few month I can have some silky moths to switch his staple from crickets to silk worm😁
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Re: 10-15 Super + 20 cricket daily still hungry?

Postby AHBD » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:24 pm

I use supers as one of the staples, 5-8 at a time are fine 1-2X a week. How big is your dragon ? Can you post pics ? Here's how :

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ Then use the XIMG to upload
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Re: 10-15 Super + 20 cricket daily still hungry?

Postby Travistwiggy » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:05 pm

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here a few pics... I ordered silk worm eggs,I'm going to take a shot at breeding them. I now use BSFL and crickets and just give him supers as a treat every few days. He is so hooked on them he goes nuts every time.
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Re: 10-15 Super + 20 cricket daily still hungry?

Postby AHBD » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:09 pm

Ah, look at that dude. :) He looks good and healthy, just now getting a bit of a big belly so you caught it in time to make a correction before he gets overweight. Being too heavy really decreases their quality of life.
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Re: 10-15 Super + 20 cricket daily still hungry?

Postby Travistwiggy » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:35 pm

Thanks !! Yah I love my little guy, I want to do all I can for him. Been reading none stop since I got him home. So far his house is coming along great . I'm starting a fake Rockwall background project next set of days off 😀[Click image to enlarge]
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Re: 10-15 Super + 20 cricket daily still hungry?

Postby AHBD » Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:04 am

Nice looking set up, he does look happy. :)
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Re: 10-15 Super + 20 cricket daily still hungry?

Postby Azule » Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:56 pm

I've had my bearded about a month and he's about 3 months and is a little over 8 inches and will 10 qrickets at a time n will keep eating them if I offer them n I give him some cut up carrots and bananas. He loves his bananas. Do u think I'm feeding him to much?and heres my setup for him[Click image to enlarge]
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Re: 10-15 Super + 20 cricket daily still hungry?

Postby Azule » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:07 pm

And I've been feeding him small crickets instead of big ones. Do u think I should start feeding him big crickets instead of small ones
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Re: 10-15 Super + 20 cricket daily still hungry?

Postby AHBD » Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:30 pm

Hi Azule, that's a nice looking set up for your little cutie. :) What type of lighting do you have ? That's an extremely important thing in a dragon's life.

For feeding, babies are much different than adults. Babies can eat 30-60 bugs a day, so you can feed him 10 crickets 2-3 X a day, and he is ready to move up to medium crickets but definitely not large. If you can't get medium, stick withe small until he gets to at least 10 inches.
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Re: 10-15 Super + 20 cricket daily still hungry?

Postby Azule » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:37 pm

Thx u. I have a repti sun uvb 100 I think and a repti basking light.
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