Need advice on when to cut back feeding insects for my big 10 month old

Beardie name(s)
Cactus
Hi!
My girl Cactus is a BIG 10 month old dragon..she currently weighs 551g and is 20 inches long. It seems like she's just matured very fast, so I'm wondering if I should keep feeding her bugs once daily or if I should decrease to every other day..she gets 5-10 dubias in the the pm with maybe a couple of whatever worms I have at the moment(either superworms, mealworms, or BSFL). She gets salad daily of course and is pretty good about eating it on her own.

Thanks!
 

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KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Hi!
My girl Cactus is a BIG 10 month old dragon..she currently weighs 551g and is 20 inches long. It seems like she's just matured very fast, so I'm wondering if I should keep feeding her bugs once daily or if I should decrease to every other day..she gets 5-10 dubias in the the pm with maybe a couple of whatever worms I have at the moment(either superworms, mealworms, or BSFL). She gets salad daily of course and is pretty good about eating it on her own.

Thanks!
Usually around a year old w/ still dusting the insects
 

Jjurovaty

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What a bug beautiful girl! Love the name. How big is her tank? Just keeping in mind they grow bigger the more space is available. When mine were that age I tried to mix it up by introducing a new fruit or vegetable each week.
 

motherofcactusthedragon

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Beardie name(s)
Cactus
What a bug beautiful girl! Love the name. How big is her tank? Just keeping in mind they grow bigger the more space is available. When mine were that age I tried to mix it up by introducing a new fruit or vegetable each week.
Thank you! 😊
She is in a 4x2x2 or 120 gallon. She's been in it since she was about 5 months old. Oh wow, I actually didn't know that! Makes sense lol. Yes, I am always trying new(safe) veggies for her. She loves her greens! I also just got her some green endive to try! And she actually answered my own question for me..she didn't feel like eating too many bugs today😂
 

Jjurovaty

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That's a great big tank for a little one, nothing wrong with it but not surprised by how well she's grown! Again, don't be afraid to think of them as little kids, they will eat when they're hungry, and have different cravings as their body needs different things! Just keep offering a variety, don't be afraid to try new things!
 

hdochow

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Beardie name(s)
Sir Henry of Scales
That's a great big tank for a little one, nothing wrong with it but not surprised by how well she's grown! Again, don't be afraid to think of them as little kids, they will eat when they're hungry, and have different cravings as their body needs different things! Just keep offering a variety, don't be afraid to try new things!
omg they are such 3 year old toddlers with 4 scaly legs!!!
 

motherofcactusthedragon

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Beardie name(s)
Cactus
That's a great big tank for a little one, nothing wrong with it but not surprised by how well she's grown! Again, don't be afraid to think of them as little kids, they will eat when they're hungry, and have different cravings as their body needs different things! Just keep offering a variety, don't be afraid to try new things

That's a great big tank for a little one, nothing wrong with it but not surprised by how well she's grown! Again, don't be afraid to think of them as little kids, they will eat when they're hungry, and have different cravings as their body needs different things! Just keep offering a variety, don't be afraid to try new things!
She definitely is like a toddler, and a teenager at times!
 

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