Should I be concerned

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Should I be concerned

Postby Obriennicole » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:40 am

Hello friends! My beardie Null is roughly 4 months old
(see former posts for pic and enclosures info) I’ve had him for About a month, and have made many changes to his house, lighting etc. but the newest change was feeding! I’ve been feeding him crickets because they are easy to get, and salad daily! But a couple days ago, I went to a new pet supply store and bought some hornworms, he ate about 15 of those in like 3 minutes. I was not sure how many to give him since this is so new to me, so then I also gave him some crickets, maybe 10-15! But yesterday I was able to score some Dubai roaches and I swear you would have thought he’d never eaten before!! He had roughly 25-30 small/med roaches! I noticed his belly seems alittle fat,( only towards the back area) touches the ground when he’s standing
( maybe it’s the way he is standing) and it’s been like that since feeding him those hornworms Sunday. He is pooping multiple times a day and gets a bath 2-3 times a week! Just curious what others thought!! Thanks for reading my long post!!
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Re: Should I be concerned

Postby AHBD » Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:41 pm

Hi there, that's a great looking dragon with a huge appetite ! :) It's great that he likes a variety of feeders rather than being picky, is he eating his salads too ? I will say that even with a growing dragon we can go overboard with the feeding. He will grow in to his body but it's still best not to let them be stuffed constantly because some dragons take that appetite right in to adulthood and quickly become obese. The hornworms are more of a treat, 2-3 at a time would be a reasonable amount or just one if you have them for a week + they grow huge [ which they do quickly ] So just cut back a little on the insects and keep him from developing in to the bottomless pit that reaches adulthood carrying too much fat.
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Re: Should I be concerned

Postby JumpinJellyfish » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:21 pm

He's gorgeous, and I love the name! :0)
Never knew I could get so happy about poop, or so comfortable with bugs. :-D
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