Mario's Super World

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Re: Mario's Super World

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:30 am

Mine aren't hot on wax worms either-- just as well they are fattening- butterworms- are better- along w/ the silk worms - hornworms-
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Re: Mario's Super World

Postby MariosDad » Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:12 pm

3 weeks with Mario!

He's eating, pooping, and running around his Super World!
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He definitely has a favorite sleeping spot.
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And sexy legs are a daily occurrence!
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He likes to drink from his salad bowl, eats Dubia roaches and BSFL, and is apparently a fan of carrots.
However, he only seems to be growing longer, not heavier! He's grown about an inch but is still only 6 grams.

As an experiment, we switched out his murder pit for a smaller, clear glass bowl to see if he would eat more than 3-4 bugs at a time. Nope! He just circled the bowl, staring at the bugs and trying to figure out how to get to them! I guess we're sticking with the murder pit for now, although he hasn't eaten as many bugs in one sitting as his first 2 days here. Might have to rename it the Dainty Dish :D
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Re: Mario's Super World

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:50 am

Circling the wagon is normal ----------Blaze did the same thing -- listening and trying to figure out how to get to them --- they do figure it out --- hes weight will catch up w/ his body -- just keep feeding as you are -- have you added any worms to the diet? Blaze loved super worms but I think hes gotten tired of them -- hasnt been eating them like he was so I have not bought any more - I am feeding him silk worms and butter worms now -- and horn worms when I get them --
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Re: Mario's Super World

Postby MariosDad » Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:42 am

Hi Karrie

Good to know they eventually figure out glass bowls! His murder pit is just so big...

He gets BSFL along with roaches. We mixed them for a few days, but he seems to eat more if we do roaches for a few days, switch to BSFL for a day, then back to roaches. Or we’ll reverse that. Seems to keep him much more interested when the “variety day” comes.

He ate on the floor yesterday (in a tub) while hanging out with my daughter, which was a nice surprise! He went pretty dark for a bit, but his favorite human dropped some bugs in and he calmed down after munching one.

When we put him back in the enclosure he ate 4 more right away, so I don’t think we “freaked his bean” too bad!
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Re: Mario's Super World

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:46 am

Is she feeding him salads ? He needs those first thing in the morning other wise you will have a heck of a time getting him to eat them when he gets older- he will only expect bugs--- even Blaze has slowed down on the salads - he was eating them more but has backed off on them -- dont know what the deal is - I have been feeding him salads since I got him at 3 months I think maybe younger -- I am happy when he eats some of them -- he is now 9 months old ---
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Re: Mario's Super World

Postby MariosDad » Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:52 am

Yep! Collard and mustard greens right now, with occasional kale. Squash and carrots cut real small, too. Yesterday we tested apple as a treat and he ate a couple pieces.
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Re: Mario's Super World

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:54 am

Good ---- hes eating them ---- :)
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Re: Mario's Super World

Postby DorgEndo » Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:05 am

It sounds like he is eating so we'll. Never had a baby that small myself. Keep up the good work!

Variety day is a nice tactic. Sounds like he loves variety day
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Re: Mario's Super World

Postby MariosDad » Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:10 am

Thanks! Everything is an experiment right now, but my daughter and I are lucky to have all y’all to help and guide us along the way!
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Re: Mario's Super World

Postby Claudiusx » Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:55 am

Mario is looking great! I love seeing active babies like that!

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Re: Mario's Super World

Postby DragonPete » Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:59 am

Glad to hear he's doing so well.👍
Love the pics, so adorable! 🤗
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Re: Mario's Super World

Postby MariosDad » Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:58 am

Mario Update!

We've had him for a month, and we figure he's about 8 weeks old.

He has finally put on some weight, instead of just length! He's now 6 inches long and 7 grams.

Recently he has started pooping more often, nearly every other day as opposed to twice a week. I'm assuming this means he's less stressed, more comfortable around us, and is figuring out that food comes every day. Also, I may have a "Mr. Spectrum situation" going on: the last 3 times he has pooped it's been in the same place! :headbang:

Yesterday may have been a feeding milestone, too. Apart from the first few days we had him, he's eaten 3-7 roaches or BSFL a day. Yesterday he ate 11 roaches total! We may be on the cusp of some explosive dragon growth... (On a different note, dubiaroaches.com has continues to have excellent service throughout all this.)

Hope everyone is staying safe and smart in these crazy days! Here's a new sleeping picture for ya...
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Re: Mario's Super World

Postby DragonPete » Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:45 am

Glad to see Mario is doing so well. 🤗 Cute little belly!😊
Stay safe and stay healthy. ❤
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Re: Mario's Super World

Postby MariosDad » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:03 pm

So this is apparently a comfortable position to sleep in...
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Re: Mario's Super World

Postby DorgEndo » Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:34 am

Beardies do love to sleep like weirdos. A plant makes as much sense, if not more, than a rock or log to sleep on.

Good job on him growing. I never had a baby so small but he looks really good. His super world to explore is of course awesome and it's great he is making use of everything
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