How many locusts (hoppers) should my 4 month old eat a day?

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How many locusts (hoppers) should my 4 month old eat a day?

Postby AV18 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:07 pm

Hello everyone!!

I am the proud first time owner of a 4 month old red bearded dragon named Kura.

I have a few questions regarding feeding which I was hoping someone here could help with.

1)How many locusts should she be eating a day? The gentleman at the reptile store said she should get 10 a day but she seems to be getting hungry even with 10 and veggies.

2)How much should she weigh at this age?

3)At which point points should her diet start changing to insects every couple of days and veggies everyday?

If someone could give me a full run down of bearded dragon diets at different age points that would be great too!

Thank you :D
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Re: How many locusts (hoppers) should my 4 month old eat a d

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:19 pm

AV18 wrote:Hello everyone!!

I am the proud first time owner of a 4 month old red bearded dragon named Kura.

I have a few questions regarding feeding which I was hoping someone here could help with.

1)How many locusts should she be eating a day? The gentleman at the reptile store said she should get 10 a day but she seems to be getting hungry even with 10 and veggies. Locusts? Are you talking crickets? 10 crickets / day is not enough - more like 20-30 2x per day dusted w/ D3 calcium powder 2 x per week w/ vitamins -I recommend dubia roaches they are better for them and easier to keep - 1 dubia = 6 crickets-- feed him as many as he will eat in 15 minutes or so

2)How much should she weigh at this age? Not sure on that one

3)At which point points should her diet start changing to insects every couple of days and veggies everyday? Insects are the main diet at this point -- if he/ she is eating vegies now that is good but mainly its bugs w/ the powders mentioned about - they need the protein - diet will change more towards a year old visit the Feeding Board and their is a link to a site for nutrition

If someone could give me a full run down of bearded dragon diets at different age points that would be great too! That is on the board I just mentioned

Thank you :D
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Re: How many locusts (hoppers) should my 4 month old eat a d

Postby AV18 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:46 pm

Hi!

Thank you so much for your response.

I meant locusts. We have them here in the UK but i heard in the US they are banned as they are an invasive species or something.

Thank you!
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Re: How many locusts (hoppers) should my 4 month old eat a d

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:58 pm

i googled locusts and they should eat as many as they can in 10 minutes
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