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First time BD owner

Postby Kayleigh1985 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:01 pm

Hi everyone. Iv joined this forum as I'm hoping to pick up lots of useful tips and info on caring for our family member Spike. Hes approx 2 year old, weve had him only a week. Iv been reading and reading for god knows how long before getting him and feel like iv still got so much more to learn! I'm finding it quite difficult to figure out what exactly is right and wrong when it comes to staple foods as alot of websites kind of contradict each other :/ so planning on asking u guys on here for advice in that area. Seems like Spike hasnt had to best start to his life as we bought him from a man who advertised he didn't have time to care for him anymore but when we picked him up his cage was filthy and he had a bowl of lettuce! Took him straight to vets and he has worms bless him so currently been treated for that. Seems to be doing well so far just cant wait till he trusts me and let's me hold him without him being scared. Love him to bits 😁
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Re: First time BD owner

Postby MrSpectrum » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:23 pm

You might check out this video
How I Tame Angry & Scared Bearded Dragons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiXGOAZ3-Ls

There are likely others, but I'm not sure how "good" they are (It is the internet :roll: ).
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Re: First time BD owner

Postby Kayleigh1985 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:49 pm

Lol. Iv just watched it thanks 😊 I'm gona have a look through some more vids, think the key seems to be patience and just keep trying. Kayleigh.
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Re: First time BD owner

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:48 pm

Here is a website for nutrition - http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html
you need a good staple feeder - dubia roaches are the best in my opinion - they do not give parasites or pin worms --
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Re: First time BD owner

Postby MrSpectrum » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:44 pm

KarrieRee wrote:dubia roaches .... do not give parasites or pin worms

??? :?
I've only seen one source make that claim, and they are a purveyor of Dubias.
I'd definitely check it out further (in fact I have)...
ANY animal can get/have parasites. Google: dubia roach parasites They can carry pin & other worms, mites, coccidia, and more...
Also, ask a good reptile veterinarian.

I don't disagree that dubias are great (staple) feeders, and intend to feed them to my BD when I get him.
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Re: First time BD owner

Postby Kayleigh1985 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:07 am

Thanks guys il look into it 👍
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