Question about greens?

TheBeard9789

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Can a dragon have to much greens/veggies? I been feeding fresh greens 2-3 times a day depending if my Amber wants to eat them. I have been trying the bugs 2 times a week thing and she has responded to eat greens when she is hungry. Now she did go to the bathroom yesterday it was firm nice color BUT she had sooo much excess water. Is this due to giving greens to much? She went today and was only a normal amount of water in it thankfully

Greens in question
Swiss Chard
Collard Greens
Kale (off/on)
Escarole
Bok Choy
Dandelion Greens
 

RangoRocky

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I don’t think there is a thing of too many greens. How old is your beardie?
 

Claudiusx

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If your dragon is an eager salad eater, let her.

One-off odd poo's aren't anything to be concerned with. It's when they are constant. However, if she is eating that much salad items it would be expected for her poos to have a lot more moisture in them.

-Brandon
 

TheBeard9789

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If your dragon is an eager salad eater, let her.

One-off odd poo's aren't anything to be concerned with. It's when they are constant. However, if she is eating that much salad items it would be expected for her poos to have a lot more moisture in them.

-Brandon
I think the Swiss chard is the culprit in this case because even before I wash her greens the Swiss is soaked. Honestly she eats maybe 2 bowls of greens sometimes she will go the whole day without greens. Then there are days when she will eat a lot of greens she is a picky eater but I'm happy she doesn't mind eating greens here and there. She is pooping at least 1 times a day or 1 time every couple days and as you said 1 time it'll be moisture then the next it's perfect. If it keeps up and she is getting to much water I will change the Swiss with something else
 

TheBeard9789

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You should feel lucky she eats them so easily. Its a knock down drag out to get mine to eat them.you ever been punched by a dragon?? Lol. :cool:
I have and it sucks lol Amber will eat if she is hungry enough took me a long while to not give in. Now my Chubbs no there is no greens for her she will literally wait for bug day. She (Chubbs) doesn't know what greens veggies or anything but bugs is she is very stubborn (like me)
 

RangoRocky

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I have and it sucks lol Amber will eat if she is hungry enough took me a long while to not give in. Now my Chubbs no there is no greens for her she will literally wait for bug day. She (Chubbs) doesn't know what greens veggies or anything but bugs is she is very stubborn (like me)
Have you tried adding bee pollen?
 

TheBeard9789

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Have you tried adding bee pollen?
Yup they don't like it what I was wondering was that I mist my beardies greens which they don't mind. I was wondering if I could add bee pollen (powder) in with pure water in a spray bottle. Then spray their greens and conceal the bee pollen powder in with regular water. In the end they won't see the powder but will get the taste I think they dislike anything on their greens beside water
 

AHBD

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I agree that everything seems fine. Only possible adjustment would be to go easy on the swiss chard, it's the least valuable green being high in oxalates.
 

TheBeard9789

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I agree that everything seems fine. Only possible adjustment would be to go easy on the swiss chard, it's the least valuable green being high in oxalates.
Hmm ok could I use something else? I know she is getting a lot of water from them not including when I mist them. She had 3 BMs 1 was watery with extra moisture then the next day fine then today more moisture. So I kinda came to the conclusion it probably isn't the best choice I'll swap it out or do every other day
 

TheBeard9789

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No, the rest of her greens diet is fine, a little chard is O.K now + then.
I'm trying to do what others suggested and rotate Amber's greens to give her variety. My only problem is i have only 5-6 greens and I want to try some darker leafs and other greens. Just hard to find out what is good what isn't and what I need to use sparingly.
 

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