Am I feeding to much? Too little?

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Am I feeding to much? Too little?

Postby Abberry » Fri May 14, 2021 1:41 pm

My dragon is probably about 6-7 months old. Until about a month ago I was feeding twice daily. She would eat at least 50 Dubias in morning and up to 100 bsfl in evening. I read to start doing only once daily to every other day after 6 months, and she eats 70-80 Roaches, so I stop her there since that is 10 minutes if feeding. She gets daily salad. This is my first dragon. Is this a good plan- every other day and stop after 10 minutes? Her stomach just Hangs down so the last thing I want is an obese dragon where she’ll have other health issues.

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Re: Am I feeding to much? Too little?

Postby KarrieRee » Fri May 14, 2021 1:55 pm

That is a lot of roaches --- how big are the roaches ? Can you post a pic of the roach beside her please -
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Re: Am I feeding to much? Too little?

Postby Abberry » Fri May 14, 2021 3:15 pm

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KarrieRee wrote:That is a lot of roaches --- how big are the roaches ? Can you post a pic of the roach beside her please -
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Re: Am I feeding to much? Too little?

Postby KarrieRee » Fri May 14, 2021 3:18 pm

Those are way to small - how old is the dragon if he is close to adult he should be eating roaches- large size - thats why hes eating so many -- go to www.dubiaroaches.com they have a size chart there - order the size that is no bigger than the space between his eyes length wise --- are you feeding any worms?
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Re: Am I feeding to much? Too little?

Postby Abberry » Fri May 14, 2021 6:43 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Those are way to small - how old is the dragon if he is close to adult he should be eating roaches- large size - thats why hes eating so many -- go to http://www.dubiaroaches.com they have a size chart there - order the size that is no bigger than the space between his eyes length wise --- are you feeding any worms?


Ok! I’ll start ordering large size instead! I order from dubiaroaches.com already
What should feeding schedule be? She’s 6-7 months. Should I still do every other day and feed as many as she eats in 10 minutes? I also put bsfl in a bowl for her
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Re: Am I feeding to much? Too little?

Postby KarrieRee » Fri May 14, 2021 7:01 pm

She needs to be eating salads as well-- are you feeding salads? If not start now-- take your bsfl use them as lures to the bowl-- feed first thing in the morning-- the bigger roach will fill her up and she will eat less of them plus w/ the salads and I would add some worms to her diet as well-- you can get some nice horn worms from dubiaroaches - order medium and small amounts they grow really fast- I can post some websites tomorrow for you along w/ a nutrition website as well
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Re: Am I feeding to much? Too little?

Postby Abberry » Fri May 14, 2021 7:05 pm

KarrieRee wrote:She needs to be eating salads as well-- are you feeding salads? If not start now-- take your bsfl use them as lures to the bowl-- feed first thing in the morning-- the bigger roach will fill her up and she will eat less of them plus w/ the salads and I would add some worms to her diet as well-- you can get some nice horn worms from dubiaroaches - order medium and small amounts they grow really fast- I can post some websites tomorrow for you along w/ a nutrition website as well


That would be great to get some more websites. Thanks so much! I do salads and she does eat it too
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Re: Am I feeding to much? Too little?

Postby KarrieRee » Sat May 15, 2021 5:42 am

Here are some websites for you shop them all and see which ones best fits you
https://abdragons.com/
www.dubiaroaches.com
www.reptilianarts.com
https://symtonbsf.com/
http://www.mulberryfarms.com/
www.joshsfrogs.com
https://aafeeder.com/feeder-worms/superworms/
www.coastalsilkworms.com
https://flukerfarms.com/crickets-live-feeder-insects/
I have not gotten anything from joshs frogs aafeeders or abdragons-- the others I have Mulberry is the only place I know of that has the butter worms and good buy on horn worms but they grow so fast I dont get the quantity for the price reptilian arts has real nice silk worms dubia roaches has real nice horn worms they send small usually -- flukers has the best super worms nice and big and healthy looking --you will need a plastic container for them w/ lids / holes and bran to feed - they ship them in tubes --
See what you can find here is the website for nutrition ignore the kale thing its a good staple feeder
http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html
here is a link for a dish for the worms / insects in case you need one
https://www.amazon.com/MACGOAL-Reptile- ... cx_mr_hp_d
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Re: Am I feeding to much? Too little?

Postby Abberry » Sat May 15, 2021 7:12 am

Thanks so much!!
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