Should flukers reptiboost boost be fed before meal?

Espa

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My beardie has been losing a bit of weight (weighed him today and he was 358 but his waste just looks a little boney), Anyways I’m going to start flukers reptiboost, I have been feeding him canned mealworms but I’m about 2 weeks till the prep work will be done to start a Dubai roach colony. I’m namely feeding him mealworms for weight gain but he just seems to refuse unless I “starve him out”. So I was wondering if I feed the rights about of it, according to the instructions sheet with weight, amount of water and repti to use, when do I feed it? Im aware to feed it three times a day BUT do I feed it to him sometime before his meals, with them, or after his meals? Thank you for the help!
 

Claudiusx

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Not sure on that specific product, but have you tried a different feeder insect? Superworms, crickets, silkworms, butterworms, BSFL?

You shouldn't need to be boosting his weight if he has proper temperatures and lighting, and is being given a healthy diet.

-Brandon
 

Espa

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Damien
Not sure on that specific product, but have you tried a different feeder insect? Superworms, crickets, silkworms, butterworms, BSFL?

You shouldn't need to be boosting his weight if he has proper temperatures and lighting, and is being given a healthy diet.

-Brandon
It’s just his appetite, I feel it may be partly food boredom. I’ve been feeding him a variety of canned food for the past year. But I think it may just be the food not moving that’s causing this. I have proper lighting with him getting uva and uvb and a basking light. And I got superworms and mealworms and cockroaches, to help with this weight loss. As well this flukers repta boost too, to get him to eat, I have 2 weeks till the prep work for a Dubai roach colony is done so I’m hoping it may help with him just not eating? He loves the canned ones, but they tend to be out of stock. I could make a more in depth thread about the situation with him, would that help?
 

Claudiusx

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Dragons typically do not like the canned version of bugs, and are much more eager to eat the live versions as like you said, movement is a big part of their eating/hunting experience.

Can you post a picture of him?

-Brandon
 

Espa

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Yes of course! His name is Damien. These are from the last couple of weeks. His fat pads don’t seem too bad if only a little squishy and small. It’s been getting more and more concerning. I’ve notice this bad weight loss since late June. Also in 2022 of February before all this I undergone surgery and could not feed or interact with him due to that. I had to rely on family but for the 3 months they could not feed him well. I switched to canned foods from my initial live foods becasue they didn’t like the smell. But did break they to them recently to allow me to have a Dubai roach colony, considering it’s a good feeder and doesn’t have as much smell or runaway hassle. Should I just continue to try feeding him the canned foods I have till all the prep works arrive and I can start the colony instead of using flukers reptiboost?
 

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