I have an eerily similar situation to yours and I'm just now trying to bring my beardie up to speed too. He eats about 35 crickets a day and im going to start giving him more until i find out about many he can eat until he stops. Like you (i think) i wasn't properly informed until i found this sight. I hope we can both get our beardies to the healthy states they should be in! I felt so bad when I found out i wasn't giving my berko the most proper care.
If you can, bring your beardie outside for some real sunlight while waiting to get paid for the bulb. If it isnt too chilly. It will help out a lot and like other said you are better off not using that zilla bulb at all.
Okay lol so as I was told my baby was a boy when I rescued him hehe well I took him to my vet and was advised he is a she ! I was thinking of renaming her to Virgo from Toothless any suggestions for names
I'm new here but not new to dragons or snakes. Over the 7 years. I opened my heart and home to neglected. unwanted dras and snakes, some critical conditions. Then nursing them back to health and their final family home. I regularly help my reptiles vet with emergency appointments and I also provide the care in my little quenteen,