MissT":31xfovy2 said:Ahhhh, he is so cute! I cant believe I just found this (I am so slow lol!)
Now, to pick up on another point...
ShannyBeard":31xfovy2 said:Otto and I were just talking about supers last night. He said he felt Ginger, Scarlet and Papa Smurf were fine and big enough by now or at least the girls were getting big enough, but I just can't imagine giving them such big worms! Am I a bad beardie mommy? They are getting to the 15" size range by now. I'm just scared if they do have a problem or get impacted I don't want to deal with it.
Like everyone has already said, unless you have a dragon that doesnt chew or bask, you shouldnt have a problem with supers. Travis didnt get any until he was 16inches but that was purely because they arent something that I am in the habit of having around LOL! And besides that - the 16 inch rule is rubbish - I could have a 16 inch dragon with a 6 inch body and one with an 8 inch body... that just makes the rule completely pointless.
The only thing I would say about supers is, be careful they dont start refusing every other feeder. Im sure you have already read about Travis' hunger strike, Shannon. I know he isnt quite 7 months old but im going with tough love. He is big enough to deal with it. He hasnt lost any weight and he still eats a full bowl of greens everyday so, Im happy enough with that. If he was hungry, he would eat one of the other 5 different types of bugs I have offered to him!
Yes I heard about Travis and I think you should do the tough love, also. He can have salad every day and refuse other feeders, and still live. He will live if he doesn't eat for a little bit. Chief is a pain all the time about eating. We baby him so much, but he is the only one we baby. He's our first. He's perfectly healthy, just spoiled. Otto makes sure his diet is very healthy, but if he COULD, he would pig out on waxies. HAHA.
I know Papa can't have supers. He really can't chew very well. BUMMER. I did man up and give Ginger her first super yesterday. I've never seen a dragon eat one and her reaction made me go :shock: . She ate it, though. They freak me out but I will get used to them.