Best Insect for Growing Beardies

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Best Insect for Growing Beardies

Postby clyde612 » Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:28 pm

Hi there,

I've been feeding my 3 month old dubia roaches almost exclusively (I did crickets once) because I heard they were very good for them (I give hime about 30 of those a day, 10 for each meal). However, I want to make sure my little guy is getting a varied diet! I was wondering what the next best insect for him would be. I'm thinking of having a dubia as my main protein for him, but then having a couple other insects to give him to keep a variety. I've heard about silkworms, bslf, etc. Which ones are the healthiest?

Also, I've been giving him some hornworms as treats recently... how many can I give him per day? Right now I've been sticking to only one a day.

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Re: Best Insect for Growing Beardies

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:28 am

Hornworms grow really fast so I would be using those up --- BSFL and dubias are a great combo-- I fed my 3 month old silk BSFL and dubia NO crickets tho -- they are a hassle and they stink - I also fed small super worms and horn worms and butter worms-- all fed at times when I was out of one or the other - I would rotate them - plus the salads - I used the BSFL and the super worms 1-3 as lures to his salad bowl -- the main insect tho was dubias -
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Re: Best Insect for Growing Beardies

Postby ComicBookMama » Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:15 am

I second the BSFL - I think they're an ideal feeder for a young dragon, though you'll plow through a LOT of them because they're so small!
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Re: Best Insect for Growing Beardies

Postby clyde612 » Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:53 am

ComicBookMama wrote:you'll plow through a LOT of them because they're so small!

Should I get him medium bsfls? I was going to order some from DubiaRoaches.com. Here's how big he is:
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Re: Best Insect for Growing Beardies

Postby clyde612 » Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:53 am

KarrieRee wrote:Hornworms grow really fast so I would be using those up

How many a day is too many (for a good diet)?
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Re: Best Insect for Growing Beardies

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:03 pm

Hornworms grow fast so 1-2 - I would order large bsfl they are small
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