So confused on how much to fed my dragon

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So confused on how much to fed my dragon

Postby mlggator » Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:27 pm

Hi all,

I am a new dragon mom. I have posted here with a few other questions, and always get great advice. I get such mixed advice from pet store people on how much I should be feeding my dragon. He is about 6 months old, if I had to guess and is 12 to 13 inches long including tail.
He is a little piggy and would eat and eat if I let him.
Right now he gets either dubia roaches (medium size) or small crickets as his feeder. If I am feeding crickets, he is eating about 20 or so twice a day. If its Dubias, he gets about 10 twice a day. I also feed him greens and veggies during the day, maybe a handful each day.
He always seems so hungry. Am I feeding him enough? He will eat all his crickets or dubias in about 30 seconds or faster. I have heard that I could feed him more and others tell me I am feeding him too much.
So, I am coming to you. How much should I be feeding him?
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Re: So confused on how much to fed my dragon

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:35 pm

Feed him as much as he will eat in 5-10 minutes bugs--- greens as much as he will eat--- he is a growing boy and he will stop when hes full
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Re: So confused on how much to fed my dragon

Postby ComicBookMama » Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:59 pm

:lol: Boy, I can feel your pain! My Figment inhales crickets and dubias to the point that I'm starting to wonder if he DOES have an "off switch" for feeding! I've never seen him turn down bugs, though he's still hit-or-miss with his salads (but he's only 4-5 months old). But in answer to your question... no, you aren't feeding him too much. Go with what Karrie recommends - as much as he wants in 5-10 minutes.
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