Too large cickets

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Too large cickets

Postby Toothless37 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:41 pm

Hello so I have a beardie who is about 14 inches long he is almost 5 months and about 125 grams. So I have started feeding him canned crickets and they are huuuuuge so I de head them and de leg then then cut them in half is this ok ?
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Re: Too large cickets

Postby LouieLizard » Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:35 pm

Depends how large. They shouldn't be much longer then the width between your lizards eyes. Also live insects are much healthier and trigger the beardies feeding response more.
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Re: Too large cickets

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:49 pm

I agree canned are not really good -- I would look at getting him some dubia roaches --- they are way better feeder and dont tend to give parasites / pin worms like crickets here is some info on dubias
Dubias
• Wide range of sizes
• Long life span
• Excellent nutrition
• Easy to digest
• High in protein
Convenient for you
• Odorless and soundless
• Will not infest your home
• Can be stored out of sight
• Easy to care for
• Cannot jump, fly or climb
you can keep them in a 10 gallon aquarium or tote and feed them dubia food - squash carrots apples strawberries --- they dont like greens much I have found--- you can order on line from many places like www.abdragons.com ---- www.rainbowmealworms.com - and amazon.com
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Re: Too large cickets

Postby Toothless37 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:34 am

All is good now! Found a reputable breeder and now feed him crickets and supers cause he is 17 inches long now. Hanks for the help. P.s dubias are illegal in canada
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Re: Too large cickets

Postby LouieLizard » Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:45 am

Toothless37 wrote:All is good now! Found a reputable breeder and now feed him crickets and supers cause he is 17 inches long now. Hanks for the help. P.s dubias are illegal in canada

I forgot about that last part. :lol:
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