Hi, have you tried to hold your beardie and then put close to the crickets? Thats what i did for my beardie when he was terrible at catching crickets, helped boost his confidence so now hes able to catch them on his own :lol:
Personally i prefer to hand feed each cricket. It can be somewhat tedious and time consuming but seems efficient to me. With a little practice you can develop a technique that works pretty good. I use a wide and shallow piece of tupperware with a lid as a corral. Hold that with one hand keeping the lid mostly covering the tupperware so your crickets dont end up jumping out and with the other hand reach inside and use a pinching motion with your thumb and forefinger to gently grab a cricket leg and then your beardie can take it from there. The crickets protruding knees are sort of easy to catch.
I'm just going to add please don't ever leave any loose crickets inside your bearded dragon's enclosure, if you dump more in than she eats at one time you have to get them back out, especially if she has a bad eye. Crickets bite bearded dragons, most often while they sleep, and it's very common for beardies to get very badly infected cricket bits that cause everything from tail rot to them losing toes and entire feet. They're dirty little insects and they bite anything and everything they can, and they are known for actually biting their eyeballs and actually eating them while they sleep. So always remove any crickets that are not eaten of the spot.
Currently trying not to stress over my anemic dragon....she is being treated, but I don't agree with her treatment plan and have been seeking out a second opinion from another vet. If anyone else has dealt with anemia, please let me know how it was resolved. I am losing sleep over this
Another post lol. My beardie does not like enclosures. Her tank is the kids room and she has created a nesting/bed spot in the corner. She will cuddle with my son but she know when the lights are out and the kids go to sleep, she literally goes to her bed like she is our 3rd baby. I love her. And to think, I never wanted a beardie lol
Please help. My beardie is my baby and I am worried she may be egg bound but I can't tell. She is over 2 yrs old and has never laid an egg. She has been swollen for two days and can't tell if she may be impacted or egg bound. Please help.