Hornworms

i Am having problems with my beardie and hornwo. He loves them but every time I go and feed him one he is still hungry. i got him in October but he has not gotten any bigger in the past couple months. I got him from a pet store and he was almost three times the size as the others in the tank. So I know he is older that I thought he was. They tol$ me that they didnt know how old he was when I bought him. so I don’t know how old he was. I did find out that usually a pet store will get them at around three months old. So im not sure. But with his hornworms he is still looking for his feeding bowl in the morning. I just don’t know how much to give him if he does want more. I usuallly give him hornworms as a special treat so should I give him his normal staple then give him a hornworm later on in the night?
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
i Am having problems with my beardie and hornwo. He loves them but every time I go and feed him one he is still hungry. i got him in October but he has not gotten any bigger in the past couple months. I got him from a pet store and he was almost three times the size as the others in the tank. So I know he is older that I thought he was. They tol$ me that they didnt know how old he was when I bought him. so I don’t know how old he was. I did find out that usually a pet store will get them at around three months old. So im not sure. But with his hornworms he is still looking for his feeding bowl in the morning. I just don’t know how much to give him if he does want more. I usuallly give him hornworms as a special treat so should I give him his normal staple then give him a hornworm later on in the night?
Post a pic of the dragon so we can get a look at him - for a older dragon 6 months and up he needs fresh salads every day under 1 year insects every day -over a year he needs a staple insect 2-3 times per week treat worms are super worms horn worms butter worms meal worms - wax worms fed sparingly -- horn worms 1-3 depending on how big they are and how many you have they grow very fast -- super worms 1-3 every other day along w/ your butter worms and meal worms
 

ScooterRenee2022

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He is 19 1/2 inches long and he has only grown 1/2 inch in the past 2 months. I check his length one time a week. He does not eat crickets. He hates them. He used to eat them and loved them but now he likes the different worms. He also eats his veggies everyday. He is a very picky eater. I only give him hornworms maybe one every 2 to 3 days. He loves his hornworms but I don’t like to give them to him everyday. I have seen threads in on this site where people use them as a meal for beardies and no one has told them not to. This confused me because from what I heard is that you shouldn’t which is why I’m asking. If I try to push him to eat something he doesn’t like then he won’t eat at all. This is why I stick to what he wants. He eats wax worms, phoenix worms, meal worms. I am trying to find a way to het silkworms and butter worms to try but it is difficult because I live in MA. The shipping rates are unbelievabl. We also do not have any vendors like that around me. The closest one to me I think is Texas and even they don’t have delivery guarantees unless you do overnight. So it gets costly. But I do want to try other worms with him. Again because he is so picky I have to try things very slowly.
 

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KarrieRee

BD.org Sicko
Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
He is 19 1/2 inches long and he has only grown 1/2 inch in the past 2 months. I check his length one time a week. He does not eat crickets. He hates them. He used to eat them and loved them but now he likes the different worms. He also eats his veggies everyday. He is a very picky eater. I only give him hornworms maybe one every 2 to 3 days. He loves his hornworms but I don’t like to give them to him everyday. I have seen threads in on this site where people use them as a meal for beardies and no one has told them not to. This confused me because from what I heard is that you shouldn’t which is why I’m asking. If I try to push him to eat something he doesn’t like then he won’t eat at all. This is why I stick to what he wants. He eats wax worms, phoenix worms, meal worms. I am trying to find a way to het silkworms and butter worms to try but it is difficult because I live in MA. The shipping rates are unbelievabl. We also do not have any vendors like that around me. The closest one to me I think is Texas and even they don’t have delivery guarantees unless you do overnight. So it gets costly. But I do want to try other worms with him. Again because he is so picky I have to try things very slowly.
Phoenix worms are BSFL and are a staple feeder - you can get dubia roaches and horn worms from here www.dubiaroaches.com and butter worms Feeders they also carry all the worms your looking for
 

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