Feeding Schedule for an adult beardie

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Feeding Schedule for an adult beardie

Postby Charliethedragon199 » Sat May 30, 2020 4:10 pm

Hello! New to this forum and just wondering if some more experienced owners could give let me know there opinion on this feeding schedule I wrote up (trying to keep things more organized) I want to ensure I'm feeding the right amount/ good things and supplementing enough as I've seen different answers to my many questions everywhere. Also wondering if I follow this feeding schedule if my beardie will actually eat his salads as I'm worried he may just wait till his next cricket feeding and not eat his salad on the days in between. He is 2 years old and I will be picking him up next week.

Monday: 6-8 crickets dusted with multivite
Tuesday: Salad consiting of a mix of dandelion greens, mustard, collard, and turnip greens (whatever I can find) and butternut/winter squash grated on the top. Dusted with calcium
Wedns: salad (same greens) with butternut/winter squash and graded carrot
Thurs: 6-8 crickets or 2-3 silkworms dusted with calcium
Friday: salad with chopped strawberries and butternut squash dusted with multivite
Saturday:6-8 crickets dusted with calcium
Sunday: salad with butternut squash and green beans and some bell pepper
Possibly dusted with calcium/multivite if he didn't eat salad that was dusted with one or the other previously

Thank you!
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Re: Feeding Schedule for an adult beardie

Postby KarrieRee » Sat May 30, 2020 4:40 pm

He needs salads every day -- is he eating them now? He would need calcium every insect feeding if hes not eating veggies plus he would need vitamins 2 x per week - insects dusted not the veggies you want him getting the calcium and vitamins if hes not eating a balanced diet- I would feed worms as well - what worms is he being fed now?
http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html ignore the kale thing its a good staple feeder
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Re: Feeding Schedule for an adult beardie

Postby Charliethedragon199 » Sat May 30, 2020 5:15 pm

KarrieRee wrote:He needs salads every day -- is he eating them now? He would need calcium every insect feeding if hes not eating veggies plus he would need vitamins 2 x per week - insects dusted not the veggies you want him getting the calcium and vitamins if hes not eating a balanced diet- I would feed worms as well - what worms is he being fed now?
http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html ignore the kale thing its a good staple feeder
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I haven't gotten him yet but the owner mentioned that he doesn't like salads very much. And okay so on the days i feed salad and insects should I try salads in the morning so he would be more likely to go for them then do the insects after? A bit confused about the dusting..so if he needs calcium 3x a week and multivite 2x and I only should dust the crickets does that mean he should be getting insects 5 times a week? Sorry about the confusion. Owner did say he ate silkworms, hornworms and mealworms but I wasn't sure how many of those I should feed
Thank you for the reply!
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Re: Feeding Schedule for an adult beardie

Postby KarrieRee » Sat May 30, 2020 5:38 pm

Hes an adult not eating salads so the days he gets insects dust them - insects 2-3 times per week - feed him salads every morning---your going to need a bowl that the worms and insects cant get out of like glass or ceramic - add 1-2 super worms 1-2 silk worms to the top of his salads in front of him so it gets his attention--- I would order some dubia roaches and some BSFL they are both good staple feeders and the BSFL are good lures to the salad bowl along w/ the worms- you want him eating some salad --the dubias are easier to feed in a bowl - you can disable the crickets by pulling a leg or two off so they cant get out of the bowl -- here are some websites for worms and roaches etc
www.symtonbsf.com they have a glass bowl there that is kind of spendy - I got the X large one for $15 I think - there are places on Amazon that has them I believe order large and do not dust them feed as many as you want add them to the salad bowl in front of him the movement will entice him to the bowl
www.reptilianarts.com good place for silk worms and super worms - I have not ordered dubias from them- if you order bulk silk make sure you get food to feed them and clean their containers out daily
www.mulberryfarms.com
www.dubiaroaches.com my go to place for roaches and worms at this time they are not shipping roaches they are restocking- the horn worms order medium they will come small but they grow really fast -- they carry butter worms as well but no one has them at this time -- they are a good worm to use as a lure - horn worms are a hydrating worm --
www.coastilsilkworms.com
www.reptilesplus.com affiliated w/ dubia roaches -
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Re: Feeding Schedule for an adult beardie

Postby Charliethedragon199 » Sat May 30, 2020 5:44 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Hes an adult not eating salads so the days he gets insects dust them - insects 2-3 times per week - feed him salads every morning---your going to need a bowl that the worms and insects cant get out of like glass or ceramic - add 1-2 super worms 1-2 silk worms to the top of his salads in front of him so it gets his attention--- I would order some dubia roaches and some BSFL they are both good staple feeders and the BSFL are good lures to the salad bowl along w/ the worms- you want him eating some salad --the dubias are easier to feed in a bowl - you can disable the crickets by pulling a leg or two off so they cant get out of the bowl -- here are some websites for worms and roaches etc
http://www.symtonbsf.com they have a glass bowl there that is kind of spendy - I got the X large one for $15 I think - there are places on Amazon that has them I believe order large and do not dust them feed as many as you want add them to the salad bowl in front of him the movement will entice him to the bowl
http://www.reptilianarts.com good place for silk worms and super worms - I have not ordered dubias from them- if you order bulk silk make sure you get food to feed them and clean their containers out daily
http://www.mulberryfarms.com
http://www.dubiaroaches.com my go to place for roaches and worms at this time they are not shipping roaches they are restocking- the horn worms order medium they will come small but they grow really fast -- they carry butter worms as well but no one has them at this time -- they are a good worm to use as a lure - horn worms are a hydrating worm --
http://www.coastilsilkworms.com
http://www.reptilesplus.com affiliated w/ dubia roaches -
Karrie


Thank you so much for the help and links, really appreciate it! I'll add that to my feeding schedule and purchase that stuff!
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Re: Feeding Schedule for an adult beardie

Postby KarrieRee » Sat May 30, 2020 5:58 pm

He's gonna go thru relocation stress so he will be off his eating - he should not quit eating all together- what are you getting for lighting? UVB brand and bulb please coil or tube?
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