Water Intake

FatalTrip

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Beardie name(s)
Julian
Beardie always drank a lot of water when taking baths so we have been trying to find a way to get more water intake, I setup an elaborate drip system like a chameleons but a lot slower but my beardie did not understand what it was so the water bowl would eventually get full and full of dirt from beardie digging, I was looking around yesterday and someone in 2019 on these forums said to use a baby syringe and he is drinking as much as he wants now. I was using a spray bottle to give him droplets but it was super hard to make it barely squirt out any to get it only onto beardies head, so the syringe works great and beardie will stop drinking when it is hydrated. Just wanted to share this and maybe help someone but also get some help to make sure this is ok. If you look at my profile we feed him dehydrated greens, dried crickets, and a little bit of calcium and raisins mixed in, with sometimes the fluker "pellets" as a filler. We do not like wetting his food because he will just let it rot and not eat it fast enough. Is it all safe since he is getting water from the syringe now.
 

xp29

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Beardie name(s)
Zen , Ruby & Snicker Doodle
A word of caution, when using the syringe dont squirt it directly into his mouth it could aspirate him. Use it like the spray bottle and drip it on his snout.( you probably already know this, but better safe than sorry).
Also the dried insects dont have the nutrition of live feeders.
 

FatalTrip

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Beardie name(s)
Julian
A word of caution, when using the syringe dont squirt it directly into his mouth it could aspirate him. Use it like the spray bottle and drip it on his snout.( you probably already know this, but better safe than sorry).
Also the dried insects dont have the nutrition of live feeders.
yes, we have been thinking about switching back to live, just I am a light sleeper (the crickets go nuts) and they say too many mealworms are bad, whats your opinion on mealworms for a adult?
 

xp29

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Beardie name(s)
Zen , Ruby & Snicker Doodle
Superworms are better because they are easier to digest. Dubias are good also, plus they don't smell.
 

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