BSFL frequency question

MeanCrayons

Member
Original Poster
So I know the clear answer here is : VARIETY. I'm currently feeding my Larry roughly 45% BSFL, 45% Dubias, 10% Superworm or an occasional wax or hornworm as I am all out of silkworms.

My question is super random. Are BSFL nutritionally good enough to feed 90-100% of the time? My junior google detective skills say yes but I'm not 100% sure. Larry LOVES them and I'm just wondering if they’re good enough to be fed 100% of the time if needed/desired.

Sorry for the random question. My brain wonders the stupidest things throughout the day.
 

KarrieRee

BD.org Sicko
Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
So I know the clear answer here is : VARIETY. I'm currently feeding my Larry roughly 45% BSFL, 45% Dubias, 10% Superworm or an occasional wax or hornworm as I am all out of silkworms.

My question is super random. Are BSFL nutritionally good enough to feed 90-100% of the time? My junior google detective skills say yes but I'm not 100% sure. Larry LOVES them and I'm just wondering if they’re good enough to be fed 100% of the time if needed/desired.

Sorry for the random question. My brain wonders the stupidest things throughout the day.
Yes they are a good staple feeder-
 

MeanCrayons

Member
Original Poster
Yes- it's good to add variety like your doing
Yes that’s what I’m trying to do. I was just wondering for if Larry ever went on a food strike or something. He goes crazy over the BSFL but is just kind of like “meh I’ll eat them later” with the dubias. I just leave them in his bowl currently and he’s forced to eat them throughout the day.
 

KarrieRee

BD.org Sicko
Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Yes that’s what I’m trying to do. I was just wondering for if Larry ever went on a food strike or something. He goes crazy over the BSFL but is just kind of like “meh I’ll eat them later” with the dubias. I just leave them in his bowl currently and he’s forced to eat them throughout the day.
Are you feeding salads too ? How old is Larry
 

MeanCrayons

Member
Original Poster
Are you feeding salads too ? How old is Larry
Of course. Larry is about 2-3 months old. He gets fresh greens 1-3 times a day depending on how many times he ****s in the dish. I’ve been mixing up turnip, collard, dandelion, and mustard greens along with kale. He’s been getting either a blueberry or a very small piece of mango as a topper but he only licks those usually. I don’t see him eat much of his greens but from what I have read on Reddit, that’s okay for his age.
 

KarrieRee

BD.org Sicko
Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Of course. Larry is about 2-3 months old. He gets fresh greens 1-3 times a day depending on how many times he ****s in the dish. I’ve been mixing up turnip, collard, dandelion, and mustard greens along with kale. He’s been getting either a blueberry or a very small piece of mango as a topper but he only licks those usually. I don’t see him eat much of his greens but from what I have read on Reddit, that’s okay for his age.
You want him eating those greens too even a little --- use those BSFL as salad toppers use as many as you want when he gets older if hes not started early he wont eat them so please keep feeding the salads first thing in the morning w/ a few BSFL on top --
 

MeanCrayons

Member
Original Poster
You want him eating those greens too even a little --- use those BSFL as salad toppers use as many as you want when he gets older if hes not started early he wont eat them so please keep feeding the salads first thing in the morning w/ a few BSFL on top --
He does take bites of it throughout the day. He just doesn’t run to it when I put them in. Should I still be topping it with a few BSFL? Also when you at first thing in the morning, how soon after lights on are you talking?
 

KarrieRee

BD.org Sicko
Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
He does take bites of it throughout the day. He just doesn’t run to it when I put them in. Should I still be topping it with a few BSFL? Also when you at first thing in the morning, how soon after lights on are you talking?
At least a hour give him time to warm up -- and yes top the salad w/ the BSFL its going to get him to that bowl
 

MeanCrayons

Member
Original Poster
At least a hour give him time to warm up -- and yes top the salad w/ the BSFL its going to get him to that bowl
I did it this morning and it definitely got him to his bowl a few extra times. He also got an extra piece of collared greens on one of the bites too. I still hand fed him a few and let him watch me drop the rest on his salad. I put a few small dusted super worms under the greens too to get the salad "moving".
 

kingofnobbys

BD.org Sicko
My two adult dragons are fed live insects 3 to 4 times a week on average , I mix them up with superworms ( Cleo newest favorate .... she loves them ) , BSLF and crickets.

Not doing silkworms while there is covid around - not so sure how long Delta and Omicron will survive on fresh mulberry leaves ....
 

Members online

Still Needs Help

Latest resources

Latest profile posts

I see my lizard is being given Allopurinol 100ml tablet 10mg/ml (0.4) and tramadol 0.2ml every other day to help with gout. I have tramadol at home can I water it down and give it to her and if so do anyone know how much to water down ?
323A2CAE-899F-4592-90D2-DC37D45A30F1.jpeg

Baby photo! Look at how little and cute I was!!!
C34BF977-474F-4233-BF7E-8C797567E429.jpeg
Buffy snuggling with my partner!!!
Gout in bearded dragons
So freaking handsome I just love youuuuu so much 💕

Forum statistics

Threads
151,484
Messages
1,213,420
Members
73,972
Latest member
Tina16
Top Bottom