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too skinny?!

Postby gabbymaldonado » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:38 am

I get worried about everything!! since shes only been eating 2 bugs a day I feel like shes not gaining any weight.[Click image to enlarge]
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Re: too skinny?!

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:42 am

She looks good to me. Their appetites will fluctuate normally so as long as she is active and alert she will likely start eating more again after a while.
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Re: too skinny?!

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:52 am

Are you feeding salads every morning-- she needs to start on her salads now ---if you need help please ask and I can post some tips --- how long have you had her ?
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Re: too skinny?!

Postby gabbymaldonado » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:08 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Are you feeding salads every morning-- she needs to start on her salads now ---if you need help please ask and I can post some tips --- how long have you had her ?
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I’ve had her for a little over a week she actually just ate 4 more dubias so that’s 6 in all today which is more than ever. and yes post the tips!!
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Re: too skinny?!

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:44 pm

So shes gonna go thru relocation stress -- her eating will slow down but she should not quit eating all together if she does there is more than likely a lighting issue along w/ basking temps not being right- first I want you to order some BSFL from here and order large https://symtonbsf.com/ you do not need to dust them -- then get some super worms-- butter worms and dubia roaches from here www.dubiaroaches.com - get your salad and put it in a glass bowl that the worms cant get out of -- feed first thing in the morning w/ your BSFL and 1-3 worms -- make sure she sees you add these worms to her bowl - the movement will entice her to the bowl to eat the salad --add the BSFL as many as you want as they are another staple feeder --- the dubias should not be bigger that the space between her eyes or around there -- I would get her 3/8-1/2 inch roach -- these are a better staple feeder than crickets and they are easier to care for you can keep them in the cup they come in and feed them carrots and squash --- I have a 10 gallon tank set up for the roaches as I have 2 dragons and they are not eating the same size roach -- let her eat from her bowl for like an hr then take a little salad out of the bowl add your staple feeder - if you are using crickets now disable them so they cant jump out of the bowl - symton has a good bowl for insects not getting out I have the large bowl it was spendy but they work -- if you can find one online cheaper that is good - you want glass or so no plastic-- feed your roaches at nite so when you feed them in the morning they are gutloaded --- before serving the salad wash or rinse your greens - she will get moisture from the greens-- if you need anymore help please ask --- make sure your dusting your insects 5 x per week w/ calcium D3 and vitamins 2 x per week
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