Waxworms

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Waxworms

Postby BeardedDragonSteve » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:11 pm

Can waxworms be a staple for baby beardie
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Re: Waxworms

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:17 pm

No --- waxworms are too fatty--- can cause health issues down the road-- mainly used for treats --- the other worms like BSFL -- also known as phoenix worms - calci worms and nutri grubs are good staple feeders --- butter worms treats - super worms treats-- silkworms are good for staple I believe but are hard to find and expensive --- meal worms can be used for an older dragon not recommended for babies to hard on the stomach--
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Re: Waxworms

Postby claudiusx » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:58 pm

Hi there,

I agree with karrie, their fat content is much too high. Think of them as beardie Hershey bars. They are suitable as treats :)

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Re: Waxworms

Postby BeardedDragonSteve » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:40 pm

claudiusx wrote:Hi there,

I agree with karrie, their fat content is much too high. Think of them as beardie Hershey bars. They are suitable as treats :)

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I was thinking of feeding them to my beardie because he is a bit thin
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Re: Waxworms

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:00 pm

How old is he? What is his weight? Post a pic of him please
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Re: Waxworms

Postby claudiusx » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:01 pm

Well remember, the goal isn't to fatten your dragon up. The goal is to have a healthy dragon! And you do that by offering a good diet. Waxworms are like candy bars. You don't feed your kid candy bars because you want him to gain weight, you feed him nutritious food so that he stays healthy and gains the weight that he needs to in a healthy manner. :D

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Re: Waxworms

Postby BeardedDragonSteve » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:59 pm

KarrieRee wrote:How old is he? What is his weight? Post a pic of him please
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He is two months and 20 grams last time I weighed him I think his is a little bit thin because his fat pads are a tiny bit sunken.
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Re: Waxworms

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:22 pm

Is he dehydrated--- he is very young-- are you feeding him as many insects as he can eat in 10-15 minutes- you can feed him vegies first thing in morning w/ a few small super worms on top and some bfsl on top too- make sure he sees you put those on top of salad to get him to bowl-- let him eat that then around 30 minutes or so feed him his bugs-- are you feeding him 2 times per day? I am feeding my 10 week old this way he's gaining-- also I am misting him as well he's going thru a body and head shed now-- is he pooping and having white urate-?
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Re: Waxworms

Postby BeardedDragonSteve » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:38 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Is he dehydrated--- he is very young-- are you feeding him as many insects as he can eat in 10-15 minutes- you can feed him vegies first thing in morning w/ a few small super worms on top and some bfsl on top too- make sure he sees you put those on top of salad to get him to bowl-- let him eat that then around 30 minutes or so feed him his bugs-- are you feeding him 2 times per day? I am feeding my 10 week old this way he's gaining-- also I am misting him as well he's going thru a body and head shed now-- is he pooping and having white urate-?
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I might have gotten him a bit underweight when I first got him because 2-3 weeks ago he was 10-14 grams. Its always white when he poops he poops everyday and I feed him most of the time 3 times a day.
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Re: Waxworms

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:51 pm

So it's all white or poop too-- ? It sounds like he's eating good-- and he is gaining so it sounds all good- you can add a few wax worms on his salad - variety is good -
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Re: Waxworms

Postby BeardedDragonSteve » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:10 am

KarrieRee wrote:So it's all white or poop too-- ? It sounds like he's eating good-- and he is gaining so it sounds all good- you can add a few wax worms on his salad - variety is good -
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No there just that end that is normally supposed to be white.
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Re: Waxworms

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:12 am

Then just keep feeding him --- he should be gaining weight w/ the diet hes on - keep track of his weight
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Re: Waxworms

Postby BeardedDragonSteve » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:14 am

KarrieRee wrote:Then just keep feeding him --- he should be gaining weight w/ the diet hes on - keep track of his weight
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Ok thanks.
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