Vegetarian Beardie?

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Vegetarian Beardie?

Postby Al6911 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:34 pm

Dovah has been super happy for the past two and a half months! He's a super sweet boy, thanks to hydrotherapy. I've been having to force-feed water every once in a while, no big deal. My question is this- he's nearly an adult (1 year, 5 months). However, whenever I offer him any dubias (the feeder he was on with his breeder), he will eat one or two and turn his nose up. In total- im lucky if he eats 4-5 a week. He's very good about eating his veggies, though. I've also tried offering Grub Pie, which he licked and left alone. Am I okay continuing his current diet, or is this an issue that must be solved?
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Re: Vegetarian Beardie?

Postby claudiusx » Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:38 pm

Hi there,

5 dubias (assuming they are adult males or larges) is a decent amount of protein anyways for an adult.

He should definitely be eating some fat and protein from feeder insects, but his diet consisting mainly of salads is perfectly fine :)

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Re: Vegetarian Beardie?

Postby kingofnobbys » Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:39 am

I'd be offering some high quality live insects each day , dusted if they are crickets , roaches or hoppers.

Need not be a huge offering of live insects each day, but they are needed to provide lipids and amino acids and vitamins and good quality protein that is not going to found in vegetables.

I think this is best guide , based on REAL SCIENCE , to follow regards an adult bearded dragon's diet and feeding and supp schedule : https://www.completecritter.com/bearded-dragon.html
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