New owner. Food tips.

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Hey everyone! Being a new owner I'm finding it hard to decide what to feed my Dragons. They're both about 1 1/2 years old.. I'm pretty sure they're about 17 or 18 in long. The previous owners where giving them pellets and crickets and fresh vegetables but didn't specify what type.

I'm pretty much hating crickets right about now.. I was looking into worms of some sort and had bought mealworms and superworms.

I was wondering what do your dragons like to eat? If anything special? What is the proper way to feed them and any other information you feel i should know!

Thank you!
 

RioReptiles

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You're best bet is to buy 500 to 1000 superworms and they should last you quite a while. They are easy to keep and economical, just put them in a tub of wheat bran along with some carrots or potato for moisture and you're good to go. Most dragon keepers don't feed meal worms.
 

KDK241

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Mealworms have a harder shell that can be hard to digest and cause impaction. They also have very little nutritious value. I give mine 2-3 mealworms once a week or so just for a treat. Phoenix worms and Reptiworms are also good staples instead of crickets. Dubia roaches are good and easy to breed once you get past the roach part of it :) (really they're not that bad and much better than crickets)
 

MyLoveThumbelina

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I was thinking about the roaches..But I'm not really sure I could talk my hunny into getting them.. I might try though.

My Dragon's seem to love the worms alot more, but i can never find the Phenix worms.
 

KDK241

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Phoenix worms are great but expensive. I ordered some to give to mine along with their dubias. Trust me, I was completely against bringing any type of roach into my house but once you figure out how many crickets you would need a month and add that up its so worth it. My beardies still eat crickets on occasion but will go for a roach first any day! They really aren't that bad but I use feeding tongs to grab them because I refuse to let one crawl on me :puke:
 
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