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abby2121

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Make sure feeding size appropriate --- no insect bigger than the space between his eyes --- get him some BSFL or nutri grubs make sure your surface basking temps are on par --- what meds is he on? Dont feed the crickets if he does not like them --
What are BSFL? the only grubs I've seen are mealworms and super worms. Basking temps are very good for sure (between 102-108). He was put on Ponazuril (spelling?) and Panacur suspension. My dude just loves his roaches - no idea why. He eats some greens but not as much as I'd like to see. I'm doing baby kale, collard greens, small bits of squash, carrot and occasionally fruit like strawberry or raspberry. Those things dry out in his tank so quickly though
 

KarrieRee

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What are BSFL? the only grubs I've seen are mealworms and super worms. Basking temps are very good for sure (between 102-108). He was put on Ponazuril (spelling?) and Panacur suspension. My dude just loves his roaches - no idea why. He eats some greens but not as much as I'd like to see. I'm doing baby kale, collard greens, small bits of squash, carrot and occasionally fruit like strawberry or raspberry. Those things dry out in his tank so quickly though
Feed on cool side of the tank - rinse the greens before serving -- BSFL are black soldier fly larvae --
www.symtonbsf.com - how big is he - the larvae are small so if hes 4 months old or older order large use them as salad lures -- drop them on top of his salads first feeding
 

abby2121

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Feed on cool side of the tank - rinse the greens before serving -- BSFL are black soldier fly larvae --
www.symtonbsf.com - how big is he - the larvae are small so if hes 4 months old or older order large use them as salad lures -- drop them on top of his salads first feeding
Ok urgent question. He's been on the meds one day. His stomach was smooth and white yesterday but todeay suddenly has ringed black spots all over it. It' is completely different from before. Is this a medicaion issue???
 

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That is stress marks, they appear when they are cold or stressed, probably the vet visit stressed him out.
 

abby2121

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That is stress marks, they appear when they are cold or stressed, probably the vet visit stressed him out.
Is it safe for his lights to go out tonight? It's still over 70 in there but if hes' cold i could turn them back on for a bit
 

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Ok so I bought BSFL and they are a no go, smaller crickets, no go. Eats very little salad...but when I get out the roach container he literally sprints over to his food dish and inhales them. I've tried everything and I have no idea how to get him to eat anything other than Dubia roaches. Is that a safe diet if he's getting SOME greens with it?
 

KarrieRee

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Ok so I bought BSFL and they are a no go, smaller crickets, no go. Eats very little salad...but when I get out the roach container he literally sprints over to his food dish and inhales them. I've tried everything and I have no idea how to get him to eat anything other than Dubia roaches. Is that a safe diet if he's getting SOME greens with it?
Yes the little stinker :LOL:--- and its good hes getting some greens -- the dubias are the main diet as he needs the protein but I wanted him to eat those BSFL -- try some super worms see how he likes those -- only use 1-3 on the salads every other day -- he may change his mind on the BSFL so keep offering them along w / the roaches on the salads --
 

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Thanks for all your help. He still may be out of sorts because of the medications. He used to eat the crickets but it's like since he saw the roaches he will eat nothing but. Kind of like my cat with temptations cat treats.
 

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Beardies can be insanely finicky. At some point he will probably decide he don't want dubias and will only eat xyz lol.
I swear they do things just to make us go crazy 😆
 

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I did get a dish just like that today. The roaches stay in there, crickets obviously not so much. Should I just stop the crickets altogether? I didn't know they made smaller superworms but I'll check it out. I feed him 5 roaches at a time 2x per day but I think I need to up that.
I heard crickets are more likely to have parasites. Just what I saw on a YouTube husbandry blog episode.
 

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This is obviously zoomed it quite a bit. Can he even EAT small dubias?
 

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Yes, baby dubias are very small, and wouldn't be an issue.
 

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