How many crickets a day do I feed a 2 month old bearded dragon?

Hi. I'm buying my first bearded dragon next Wednesday and he is 2 months old.
I am just wondering how many crickets should I feed him a day when I get him?
And how many feeds per day?
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Hi. I'm buying my first bearded dragon next Wednesday and he is 2 months old.
I am just wondering how many crickets should I feed him a day when I get him?
And how many feeds per day?
He should be fed as much as he can eat in a 10-15 min time period --- make sure your feeding him insects NO bigger than the space between his eyes length wise --- make sure they are being dusted w/ calcium D3 ONCE per feeding 5 x per week --- vitamins w/ beta carotene 2 x per week ONCE per feeding --- he needs correct UVB to be able to absorb / synthesize the calcium hes eating meaning NO coils for a UVB he needs a long tube fixture 24" for a 40 + gallon tank ---- Zoo Med or a Arcadia Pro T 5 or a Sunblaster Nano Tech are all good UVB fixtures --- he needs a CLEAR bright white basking bulb that keeps temps 105-110 taken w/ a digital probe thermometer NO stick ons they are inaccurate --- the probe needs to be placed on the spot he basks on you want surface temps not ambient temps --- your dragon is going to need fresh salads every morning Nutrition Content ignore the kale thing its a good staple feeder
your going to want to get a digital hygrometer Exo Terra Digital Hygrometer place the probe on the back center wall of the tank optimal humidity 40-50% nothing below 20 and nothing higher than 70%
No sand for substrate No colored bulbs No heat mats or rocks please ----
I would recommend dubia roaches for a staple feeder they are less mess and easier to take care of plus better nutrition-- the website I posted for the hygrometer has excellent roaches
 

thedanielcrowley

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He should be fed as much as he can eat in a 10-15 min time period
Alright
--- make sure your feeding him insects NO bigger than the space between his eyes length wise
Yes I have seen about that.
--- make sure they are being dusted w/ calcium D3 ONCE per feeding 5 x per week
The beardie?
--- vitamins w/ beta carotene 2 x per week ONCE per feeding
The beardie?
--- he needs correct UVB to be able to absorb / synthesize the calcium hes eating meaning NO coils for a UVB he needs a long tube fixture 24" for a 40 + gallon tank ---- Zoo Med or a Arcadia Pro T 5 or a Sunblaster Nano Tech are all good UVB fixtures --- he needs a CLEAR bright white basking bulb that keeps temps 105-110 taken w/ a digital probe thermometer NO stick ons they are inaccurate --- the probe needs to be placed on the spot he basks on you want surface temps not ambient temps
Ok :D
--- your dragon is going to need fresh salads every morning Nutrition Content ignore the kale thing its a good staple feeder
Alright
your going to want to get a digital hygrometer Exo Terra Digital Hygrometer place the probe on the back center wall of the tank optimal humidity 40-50% nothing below 20 and nothing higher than 70%
Yes I am getting a digital hygrometer in the starter pack when I collect him.
No sand for substrate No colored bulbs No heat mats or rocks please ----
Ok
I would recommend dubia roaches for a staple feeder they are less mess and easier to take care of plus better nutrition-- the website I posted for the hygrometer has excellent roaches
Ok thanks.
 

KarrieRee

BD.org Sicko
Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Alright

Yes I have seen about that.

The beardie?

The beardie?

Ok :D

Alright

Yes I am getting a digital hygrometer in the starter pack when I collect him.

Ok

Ok thanks.
Dust the insects that way you know he's going to get the calcium he needs-
 

AHBD

BD.org Sicko
A 2 month old baby should be fed insects twice a day, some people do a 3rd feeding but it's not absolutely necessary. Do the calcium dusting as Karrie said but very lightly coated, sometimes people use too much and the insects coated look like powdered donuts. :)
 

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