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Stunting

Postby Finnhall21 » Wed May 22, 2019 3:43 am

Ive had my beardie for 5 months now, hes grown alot but recently ive seen it slow to a halt at around 13 inches, he has a little bit of tail rot so he wouldve been about 14 inches maybe, hes 250 grams as of now and looks healthy, although he isnt basking as much as he used to, his poop looks fine nothing wrong, his uvb is an arcadia 10%, its the same as before recently replaced hes on mealworms and superworms, and lots of cabbage i feed him a d3 suppliment as well as normal calcium
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Re: Stunting

Postby KarrieRee » Wed May 22, 2019 4:41 am

The Arcadia is good bulb but I would increase the percentage to either 12 or 14% --- stronger UVB--- can you take pictures of the tail rot and post please ---
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Re: Stunting

Postby Finnhall21 » Wed May 22, 2019 6:58 am

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Re: Stunting

Postby claudiusx » Wed May 22, 2019 7:06 am

His diet isnt superb, which could be the issue.

Cabbage isnt very nutrient dense, and it shouldn't be a staple leaf either. Variety is the key and offering multiple types of salad items will help fill any nutritional voids.

Superworms and mealworms are ok, but again not the best sources for feeder insects. Better choices if they are available to you would be silkworms, butterworms, dubia roaches, BSFL, crickets and hornworms.

Changing his diet might not make him grow quicker or bigger, but it will make him healthier which is the goal :)

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Re: Stunting

Postby Finnhall21 » Wed May 22, 2019 7:22 am

claudiusx wrote:His diet isnt superb, which could be the issue.

Cabbage isnt very nutrient dense, and it shouldn't be a staple leaf either. Variety is the key and offering multiple types of salad items will help fill any nutritional voids.

Superworms and mealworms are ok, but again not the best sources for feeder insects. Better choices if they are available to you would be silkworms, butterworms, dubia roaches, BSFL, crickets and hornworms.

Changing his diet might not make him grow quicker or bigger, but it will make him healthier which is the goal :)

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I cant use crickets or dubias (my mum wont let me) which is a good staple, and are there any examples you can thjnk of with the greens?
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Re: Stunting

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Re: Stunting

Postby KarrieRee » Wed May 22, 2019 7:40 am

Then you need to get some blow fly larvae-- he needs a staple protein - google them and I would recommend you order some- dubias are harmless and they do not jump or fly and are quiet - easy to keep in a 10 gallon aquarium --- I am sorry that you mom is against something they need to be healthy
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Re: Stunting

Postby Finnhall21 » Wed May 22, 2019 11:09 am

KarrieRee wrote:Then you need to get some blow fly larvae-- he needs a staple protein - google them and I would recommend you order some- dubias are harmless and they do not jump or fly and are quiet - easy to keep in a 10 gallon aquarium --- I am sorry that you mom is against something they need to be healthy
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Do superworms not give the protein, and mealworms give other nutrients, i also give him some calci worms like 1 time a month
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Re: Stunting

Postby claudiusx » Wed May 22, 2019 11:17 am

Supers and mealworms both have quite a bit of fat content. Nothing wrong with that really but there are other feeder options which are better.

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Re: Stunting

Postby KarrieRee » Wed May 22, 2019 11:21 am

Calci worms are a staple feeder-- he needs those everyday if he's younger than a year - if he's older then 2 times per week-- supers and meal worms should only be given as treat--
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