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Old 21-10-2013, 09:27 PM
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Hi All,

You may recall that my 7-8 month old female bearded dragon is a bit of a fussy eater. She has always stuffed her face with live food and has been very fussy with veg and greens.

She is now in a routine where she will eat greens every day or so so I've got over that issue. Unfortunately she has now started giving me grief with dusted food.

I feed her large crickets, locusts, meal worms, morio worms and occasional wax worms and try and mix it up as much as possible.

In the last few days she has started refusing dusted food. I use Nutrobal twice a week and Calci-Dust on 3 or 4 of the other days of the week. Giving either 1-2 days break. I do put a small amount on her veg each day as well.

She will still stuff her face with undusted live food.

Anyone got any tips on how I can get her to take dusted live food again?. Just a little concerned that she isn't getting enough Calcium etc.

Any advice gratefully received.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 21-10-2013, 09:37 PM
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Is it possible shes about to shed? Most beardies go off food round this time.if you have always dusted live food then i doubt they have a problem with it being dusted..beardies can be a little fussy with food..mine used to go mental for dubia roaches his favourite food by far..now his favourite is morio worms..dubia get eaten last.just persevere,im sure she will eat when she needs to..

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Old 21-10-2013, 09:49 PM
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She's not showing any signs of shedding at all.

I'm 99% certain it is the dust she is turning her nose up at. So much so that she licked a dusted morio worm, and walked off in disgust! She then found herself a couple of meal worms in her veg bowl and immediately polished them off.

Just before lights out I also had to pick out a couple of dusted crickets which she was ignoring.

I'll keep trying, don't think she is missing out too much as she is getting dusted veg down herself and from time to time will eat thinly covered meal worms.
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Old 21-10-2013, 10:00 PM
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if she will eat dusted veg then she should manage with that, mines the opposite wont touch dusted salal but will have dusted bugs,

you can either just give supplements on her salad praps uping the dusting so she gets a type of dust every day

or only offer live when it is dusted, her want of bugs will override her dislike of the dust
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you could try repashy calcium plus its a all in one dusting just use it with every feed they also do a supper veggie to to dust the veg with have a look don't have any animals that have not liked it

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Old 21-10-2013, 10:23 PM
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you could try repashy calcium plus its a all in one dusting just use it with every feed they also do a supper veggie to to dust the veg with have a look don't have any animals that have not liked it

Paul
Thanks for that. I had a quick look at the Repashy Calcium Plus stuff, it seems to be packaged up for Leopard Gecko's. Is it suitable for Bearded Dragons as well?.
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Old 21-10-2013, 10:33 PM
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ou can use it for most all lizard's works well with bearded dragons
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