Feeding My beardie

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Feeding My beardie

Postby Zachryhenslee » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:44 am

I have a young bearded dragon. I know that food pellets aren’t particularly good for him, but for the moment I don’t have any live bugs with me. I’ve mixed the pellets with a salad but I can’t seem to get him to eat it. Any suggestions?
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Re: Feeding My beardie

Postby Claudiusx » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:51 am

Many times dragons dont like the pellets or wont eat them. They really dont look like any food they would find naturally so its understandable that they wouldnt see them as food.

Best bet would be to get some bugs when you can and try to plan ahead so you dont run out.

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Re: Feeding My beardie

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:57 am

Hes probably not going to eat any of it -- his main diet is protein and he needs live bugs --- the best IMO are dubias - you need to start feeding salads in the morning w / some worms like BSFL - small super worms maybe some butter worms for enticement to the glass bowl you would need to use to keep the worms in it --- salad should be fed first thing in the morning - add your worms to the salad in front of him - it will get his attention -- let him eat from the bowl for like an hour or so then take a little of the salad out so he can see his staple feeder in the bowl - dubias are easier to use than crickets here is a website for nutrition
http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html this site will tell you what to feed how often to feed and what not to feed
websites for worms
http://www.dubiaroaches.com --- fast service
http://www.symtonbsf.com --- good staple feeder and you dont need to dust - plus they have a nice glass bowl for $15 -
http://www.mulberryfarms.com - good silk worms when they are in stock
http://www.reptilianarts.com -- good silk worms when they are in stock -- these also a good staple feeder
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Re: Feeding My beardie

Postby Dogstar5988 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:47 am

I second the recommendation for Black Soldier Fly larva as a feeder for younger beardies. They really got my guy through his younger years and they are easy to keep. You can just keep them in the container they come in and give them a piece of bell pepper every few days.
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Re: Feeding My beardie

Postby Zachryhenslee » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:15 pm

Dogstar5988 wrote:I second the recommendation for Black Soldier Fly larva as a feeder for younger beardies. They really got my guy through his younger years and they are easy to keep. You can just keep them in the container they come in and give them a piece of bell pepper every few days.

Thanks, where do you recommend I buy them from?
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Re: Feeding My beardie

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:22 pm

BSFL -- www.symtonbsf.com -- they have great glass feeder bowls too I have 2 of the large ones I think they were $15 or so ---
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Re: Feeding My beardie

Postby Wickedpogana » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:33 pm

dont feed them lettuce has 0 nutritional value and can make them sick even or have diarrhea pellets arent really good for them you need to feed dark greens everday which shouldnt be a problem cause its dirt cheap turnip greens cost a dollar and found at any supermarket and you defiently nned live bugs as they are essential for a young beardies growth spray your geens down after u put them in his tank they will last much longer under the light and spray them down every so often the ones in the fridge will increase the shelf life drastically also he will get water from them when sprayed
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