My beardie won’t eat veggies

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My beardie won’t eat veggies

Postby Ben29 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:36 pm

I have a 4 month old beardie and I’ve been trying to get him to eat veggies with no luck. I’ve tried to put veggies in his meal worms, at first he would get some veggies with the worms, but now he literally scratches all the veggies out of his bowl to find the worms😂. It’s entertaining but frustrating. I’ve held out on feeding him his worms and crickets for a day and then put veggies in his bowl all weekend and he won’t touch them. Any tips would be awesome!
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Re: My beardie won’t eat veggies

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:35 am

It's pretty common for the little guys to ignore veges in favor of bugs. They need the protein to support their big growth spurts. Keep making the salads available but it's OK if he wants bugs for now. As he reaches full size at around 12-18 months then his appetite will slow a bit and he should start eating more and more veges.
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Re: My beardie won’t eat veggies

Postby Ben29 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:40 pm

CooperDragon wrote:It's pretty common for the little guys to ignore veges in favor of bugs. They need the protein to support their big growth spurts. Keep making the salads available but it's OK if he wants bugs for now. As he reaches full size at around 12-18 months then his appetite will slow a bit and he should start eating more and more veges.



Sounds good, thanks for the reply. I’ll just try to switch up what we’re trying as far as veggies for him see if I can’t find something he likes. But he definitely prefers bugs he digs all the salad out of his bowl to get to them lol
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Re: My beardie won’t eat veggies

Postby sara06 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:29 pm

A good incentive for Beardies to eat their salad is to mix some worms in with it. They'll eat the salad trying to get at the little wormies :D My Beardie never ate her greens but I tried this method and now she eats regularly.
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