Feeding my Dragon

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Feeding my Dragon

Postby sjfrank » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:59 am

I am not sure if I am feeding my dragon Pogo enough. I have superworms and dubia roaches I am raising myself as feeders but I am not sure how many of them I should be feeding every day. I do previde greens in the morning but he does not seem to eat much of them. Pogo is 1.5 yrs old. Any help would be appreciated. He seems healthy and looks good but at times depending on how he is sitting or laying he looks thin.
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Re: Feeding my Dragon

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:28 pm

I would keep a log of his weight to help track that over time. At his age he should be eating plenty of veges so keep offering a salad every day. Change the offerings around a bit to try and find some favorites. My guy LOVES chopped up squash (yellow and green are readily available and seasonal squash mixed in). Some of them prefer different greens too. If you hand feed the salad and add some movement it can attract their attention a bit. I offer a bug meal once or twice a week and offer as many as he wants at a time (usually within 5-10 min or so he will lose interest). Feeding bugs less frequently can help get them into a habit of eating more veges as they get hungry.
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Re: Feeding my Dragon

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Re: Feeding my Dragon

Postby DragonQueen3 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:21 pm

I rescued a male dragon last month who wouldn't eat any greens. He's 8-9 months old based on length

Definitely make sure to try a variety - I buy country time greens which is collards, mustard and turnip greens mixed together. My female will only eat collard greens, My rescue will only eat mustard greens, and my little dude will just pick and choose each day.

My rescue finally realized that they were food after attempting to hand feed him each meal for a 1 1/2 days while offering no protein. I waited to stop protein until I was sure he had gained some weight though (everyone thought he was only 4-5 months).

If you don't feel comfortable not feeding your beardie for a few days, than I would attempt to hand feed a salad in the morning and just leave a salad bowl for most of the day - maybe try hand feeding again if you walk by later on. Eventually they get hungry enough to eat whatever your offering

Hope this helps!
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Re: Feeding my Dragon

Postby sjfrank » Wed May 20, 2020 12:08 pm

Pogo is a year old just so you know.
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Re: Feeding my Dragon

Postby sjfrank » Sat May 23, 2020 3:30 pm

Thank you I will try your suggestion and let you know how it goes.
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