Can to much greens cause diarrhea?

DragonMumm

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Hey everyone! I'm wondering it too much greens can give a beardie diarrhea?

My gal is about 3 years old now and she has been loving her greens lately. I feed her a collard green/ dandelion green mix everyday, about 1/4-1/2 cup amount. I was only feeding her once in the morning but with how fast she gobbles them. I was starting to wonder if she's still hungry and so later on in the day I grab a full leaf and hold it in there and let her munch freely. She ends up eating the whole thing, other than the spine of the leaf of course. She also gets her super worms 3 or 4 times a week, she usually eats between 6-10.

I've been reading that too many greens can cause diarrhea, but if she's still hungry then what? I don't want her to be hungry but I also want her poops back to normal.

I'll also note that she went and had a vet visit a couple months ago and has no parasites, so it isn't due to that.

Thanks for your thoughts and invites everyone!
 

Chris.

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Greens can make the poop a little more moist and cause some additional water to come out with it but not like full on diarrhea, I'd say.
Superworms are quite hard to diggest though and not the best staple feeder. My boy loves them also but he mainly gets dubias and I buy the supers on occasion.

3 to 4 times a week is quite often, she must really be hungry. My boy gets bugs only twice a week.
 

DragonMumm

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Ok, thanks for your insight.

Are you talking the "Fresh" packaged ones? That's all I can find here. The live dubias are illegal here in Canada, so my only options are crickets, super worms and occasional horn worm. She doesn't like crickets though.
 

Chris.

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Sorry, I somehow missed your answer.

It's a bit of trial and error feeding packaged or dried bugs. Mine won't eat them unless I offer them by hand or move them a bit.

Can you get locusts in Canada? Both my dragons go crazy for them. Here in Germany some people also feed snails but I never tried that myself
 

DragonMumm

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Yeah, those are illegal here too, unfortunately. When I took my gal to the vet for a check up the vet told me a good high protein insect is some kind of larva (I think) but I can't for the life of me remember. Ill have to call and ask.

Also, when I say diarrhea this is what I mean. She seems to happy and normal behavior otherwise.
 

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KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
Ok, thanks for your insight.

Are you talking the "Fresh" packaged ones? That's all I can find here. The live dubias are illegal here in Canada, so my only options are crickets, super worms and occasional horn worm. She doesn't like crickets though.
Try some silk worms or BSFL
 

Chris.

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Luis and Lilith
Black Soldier Fly Larva possibly?! But I think they are kind of small.
That looks just well hydrated to me but you could try some sweet potato and see if it firms it up a bit. You can also take a fecal to your vet, just to be sure.
 

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