My baby doesnt eat his his greens!

xp29

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Beardie name(s)
Zen , Ruby & Snicker Doodle
It's the paradox of keeping beardies, they NEED to eat their greens but they don't WANT to eat their greens. And somehow WE are supposed to convince them. There is all kinds of tricks, just like the bsfl but nothing is a sure thing. You just have to keep offering them and hope they decide they want them.
 

Groggyfroggie

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Beardie name(s)
Draco
Yeah like what xp29 said. Common suggestion I see are bee pollen, cilantro and fruit flavored calcium powder. When mine decides to not eat his greens I kinda leave it in there all day and not offer him insects, until it’s afternoon a couple hours before lights off and I absolutely have to feed him. Might not work for other beardies, but just keep trying :)
 

xp29

Gray-bearded Member
Beardie name(s)
Zen , Ruby & Snicker Doodle
Switching up presentation might help also, if your chopping them in a mixer maybe try using a pizza roller to cut up a little bigger (that how i cut mine, my guys refuse to eat greens chopped in a mixer) be careful not to get your finger tips with the roller it friggen hurts lol.
 

shakeroll123

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Yeah like what xp29 said. Common suggestion I see are bee pollen, cilantro and fruit flavored calcium powder. When mine decides to not eat his greens I kinda leave it in there all day and not offer him insects, until it’s afternoon a couple hours before lights off and I absolutely have to feed him. Might not work for other beardies, but just keep trying :)
I'll try that :)
 

shakeroll123

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Switching up presentation might help also, if your chopping them in a mixer maybe try using a pizza roller to cut up a little bigger (that how i cut mine, my guys refuse to eat greens chopped in a mixer) be careful not to get your finger tips with the roller it friggen hurts lol.
I feed them mustard leaf and just slice them to strips.
 

Mattcha Mama

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Beardie name(s)
Mattcha and Nessie
Any tips guys? My 2 babies wony eat their greens. I failed as a parent :(

Tried putting bsfl in the green but they are picking the bsfl only
A tip we got from our reptile vet is babies don’t always eat them well. Feed the greens to your bugs. Then when the beardie eats the bugs, he gets the nutrition from the greens.
 

shakeroll123

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A tip we got from our reptile vet is babies don’t always eat them well. Feed the greens to your bugs. Then when the beardie eats the bugs, he gets the nutrition from the greens.
Yes. Thats system right now. When i buy veggies for my bearded dragon nothing goes to waste. Even the leftovers of my dragons i give them to my dubias and bsfl.
 

Mattcha Mama

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Beardie name(s)
Mattcha and Nessie
What is a bsfl? Sorry I’m new here. I have had pythons before but we just got our first baby beardie, then ended up having to rescue a young adult beardie from a bad spot. But not fluent in other reptiles yet.
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
What is a bsfl? Sorry I’m new here. I have had pythons before but we just got our first baby beardie, then ended up having to rescue a young adult beardie from a bad spot. But not fluent in other reptiles yet.
Also known as calci worms -- phoenix worms and nutri grubs
 

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