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xp29

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Width, they can eat stuff that is a little longer as long as it isnt to wide.
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
He's definitely a baby. I pull him out every night and he waits patiently to be put on my shoulder so he can crawl into the crook of my neck for snuggles.


I wanted to ask, I know food shouldn't be bigger than the space between their eyes. Is that length or width.? Or does that even matter.?
No bigger than the space between the eyes length wise
 

acidburn01

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No bigger than the space between the eyes length wise
So width wise needs to be the same.? My boyfriend read a thing that says the food needs to be no bigger than the width /or/ length amd that doesn't sound right. I can't imagine a 3 month old eating something half an inch to an inch wide.
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
So width wise needs to be the same.? My boyfriend read a thing that says the food needs to be no bigger than the width /or/ length amd that doesn't sound right. I can't imagine a 3 month old eating something half an inch to an inch wide.
Just make sure the insect can fit in between the space of their eyes - its better to feed smaller than bigger- if your in doubt please post a pic of the insect next to the dragons head and we can help
 

acidburn01

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Just make sure the insect can fit in between the space of their eyes - its better to feed smaller than bigger- if your in doubt please post a pic of the insect next to the dragons head and we can help
I've been feeding him small crickets since we got him. (Not pinhead, I guess the next size up.) The sizes are wildly differing around here. One stores small is another's pinhead or even mediums. He eats the half inch ones, I believe. Like the smalls from petsmart. My boyfriend is insistent that, because of that article, done by a reptile habitat place or reptile shop, it means he can have bigger bugs and I don't want to make him sick. His following argument was, "what about those people who feed their adults locusts and huge grasshoppers?" And I feel like just because the dragon can eat it, doesn't mean he should.
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
I've been feeding him small crickets since we got him. (Not pinhead, I guess the next size up.) The sizes are wildly differing around here. One stores small is another's pinhead or even mediums. He eats the half inch ones, I believe. Like the smalls from petsmart. My boyfriend is insistent that, because of that article, done by a reptile habitat place or reptile shop, it means he can have bigger bugs and I don't want to make him sick. His following argument was, "what about those people who feed their adults locusts and huge grasshoppers?" And I feel like just because the dragon can eat it, doesn't mean he should.
If you feed the dragon too big of insects he will become impacted -- then your going to have problems -- please do not feed anything bigger than the space between his eyes --- please start ordering on line they are cheaper and you can look at the size of the insect on their charts
www.dubiaroaches.com --- those are roaches only and better nutritional wise --- crickets are a dirty feeder and can cause parasites --- roaches are easier to care for stink less --- please get a 10 gallon aquarium some roach feed w/ some dubia dew for hydration and also feed them what you feed the dragon EXCEPT carrots feed one or the other but not both too much Vit A ---
have your BF read this please
 

Groggyfroggie

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I feel like the most adequate counterargument would be that the extra amount of expense on smaller feeders (if there's any) is NOTHING compared to the vet bills for an impacted beardie. If not for the beardie's sake then for your wallet's sake, always be safe than sorry.
 

acidburn01

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I feel like the most adequate counterargument would be that the extra amount of expense on smaller feeders (if there's any) is NOTHING compared to the vet bills for an impacted beardie. If not for the beardie's sake then for your wallet's sake, always be safe than sorry.
Exactly. That's what I've said. I've stuck to small crickets and baby roaches, just to be safe.


Something definitely has him spooked today. He took off like his tail was on fire and ran right into the glass and acted like he was desperate to get out but sat frozen once I did. I gave him a few roaches and cuddled him for a minute before putting him back and then again, he was sitting on his rock and just jumped for the glass like it was a bug, hard enough he was licking his mouth and he's/super/ dark. I don't get what could of scared him, it's just me and my boyfriend here right now.
 

Groggyfroggie

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Exactly. That's what I've said. I've stuck to small crickets and baby roaches, just to be safe.


Something definitely has him spooked today. He took off like his tail was on fire and ran right into the glass and acted like he was desperate to get out but sat frozen once I did. I gave him a few roaches and cuddled him for a minute before putting him back and then again, he was sitting on his rock and just jumped for the glass like it was a bug, hard enough he was licking his mouth and he's/super/ dark. I don't get what could have scared him, it's just me and my boyfriend here right now.
Maybe he saw his reflection. Mine does that when the lighting happens to let him see his.
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 3
Yes please put some newspapers magazine pages construction paper on the outside of the back wall and sides- see if getting rid of the reflection helps w/ the behavior
 

acidburn01

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Yes please put some newspapers magazine pages construction paper on the outside of the back wall and sides- see if getting rid of the reflection helps w/ the behavior
We ordered some cork tree plate things to put on the back and side that will help. Hopefully he doesn't climb up them. I thought a cricket got loose and bit him because right in his spot when he took off the first time was a cricket, but I didn't see any marks on him or anything. Is there anything else I can do to make him feel better.?
 

xp29

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Be careful about leaving crickets in his habitat they can and will bite him.
 

Groggyfroggie

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We ordered some cork tree plate things to put on the back and side that will help. Hopefully he doesn't climb up them. I thought a cricket got loose and bit him because right in his spot when he took off the first time was a cricket, but I didn't see any marks on him or anything. Is there anything else I can do to make him feel better.?
He 99% will climb them if he can... that's just how beardies operate lol. I'd just watch him during the day and try not to handle him too much. Give little man his space for a bit :ROFLMAO:
 

xp29

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Crickets are escape artists lol, I think they are all born with a little Houdini in them lol.
 

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