Pig Out or Nibbler?

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Pig Out or Nibbler?

Postby DragonPete » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:01 am

Just curious. Does your baby pig out at meals or nibble all day? Obviously referring to salads. I think most eat bugs/worms fairly quickly.
Petey eats a few bites, basks for awhile, eats a few more, rinse and repeat all day.
Now with his worms, I have to feed each individually or he will inhale them all without bothering to actually chew. If I give 1 at a time, no issue. If I put them in a bowl, he sucks them up like a Hoover! Resulting in only partially digested worms.
I think this might be caused by millions of years of evolution. Large amount of bugs, eat as many as possible before they get away, since they never know when they'll find more. I guess they know the salad isn't going anywhere. 😆
Anyway would love to hear others thoughts on this and how your beardie eats.
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Re: Pig Out or Nibbler?

Postby claudiusx » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:11 am

All of mine pig out on their salads. None of the 5 I have now have ever really been ones for constant nibbling. more like constant black holes LOL.

It is pretty common for them to suck down the BSFL instead of chewing them properly. So trying to make them eat those slower is a good idea.

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Re: Pig Out or Nibbler?

Postby DragonPete » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:48 am

You know Petey gets Supers every 2-3 days. But I have to go 1 at a time or he'll have half Supers in his poo which is nasty at best. 😆 But he has never scarfed down his salad. He'll eat it all or at least 90% but takes all day. Of course Petey is 2.5 +/-. Maybe they slow down some when they get older?
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