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Postby dina332 » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:18 pm

hi, i’m new at this. recently i got a beardie who’s around 7 months old. i feed her around 3-5 giant mealworms twice a day(the previous owner would feed her these) along with other insects. there’s a lot of discussion about how meal worms cause impaction and i don’t know what to do... should i keep feeding her the giant mealworms?
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Re: need help!

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:47 am

At 7 months impaction is less likely than with a younger dragon. What other bugs are you offering? If you're offering them along with a good variety of bugs and also some veges (even if they are refused for now) then I wouldn't worry about offering a few mealworms in the mix. I would look into silk worms and horn worms and black soldier fly larvae (phoenix worms, calci worms, etc are brand names) and add those to the rotation when you can get them.
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Re: need help!

Postby WinFam01 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:33 pm

We have a 7 month old and I wouldn't be comfortable feeding her giant mealworms. If you want to keep feeding them as part of a diet, I'd go for the regular size. JMO - I'm still paranoid about ours eating anything very big.
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Re: need help!

Postby dina332 » Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:59 am

CooperDragon wrote:At 7 months impaction is less likely than with a younger dragon. What other bugs are you offering? If you're offering them along with a good variety of bugs and also some veges (even if they are refused for now) then I wouldn't worry about offering a few mealworms in the mix. I would look into silk worms and horn worms and black soldier fly larvae (phoenix worms, calci worms, etc are brand names) and add those to the rotation when you can get them.


thank you for your quick reply it helped a lot, i feed her mealworms along with crickets and wood roaches.
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Re: need help!

Postby dina332 » Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:04 am

WinFam01 wrote:We have a 7 month old and I wouldn't be comfortable feeding her giant mealworms. If you want to keep feeding them as part of a diet, I'd go for the regular size. JMO - I'm still paranoid about ours eating anything very big.
I second the bsfl for sure. I've ordered from Sympton and from calcigrubs.com


i totally understand that paranoia, usually i cut the giant mealworms in half to ensure they are small enough. also thanks for the website i’ll check it out.
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Re: need help!

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:38 am

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