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Old 25-11-2009, 12:24 PM
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Default Bearded Dragon.. What do you feed yours??

ive read so many people giving so many different foods and treats to their beardies
just wondered if you guys would like to share what you've tried
what they love
or hate??
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Old 25-11-2009, 12:36 PM
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mine loves: kale, romaine lettuce, a bit of red cabbage, small amounts of cucmber, apple, occainsonal herbs, very small amounts of tamato, carrot, brocolli, cabbage,

meat: crickets, locusts, pinkies (very sparingly) meal worms (the dried ones) of course all bugs are gut loaded

his main treats are dog chocolate

and there is a piece of cuttlebone for him to chew on every now and again
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hehe sounds good to me. im always a little afraid on tryin new things. my male loves cucumber and the female loves strawberrys
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when i first got him the only thing he would eat was apple, and even at like 8 weeks he would happily eat it off my hand. since then he basically gets what ever is left in the salad bowl,

also butternut squash, if you grate it with a potato peeler and try feeding it

its really good for them and mine LOVES it haha
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Old 25-11-2009, 12:51 PM
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I feed my beardie similar to the above but I dont feed him crickets at all. They smell, make his poo smell, he doesnt seem to enjoy them and they have a tendamcy to try eat him, so he came off them about a year ago.

Each to theie own but crix just dont work for him, then again he is spoilt !
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Old 25-11-2009, 12:58 PM
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wicked reply thanks.. think i'll try a few new bits..
i know thet r not aloud ice berg lettuce.. is there anythin else ive been cautious wen comes to new foods..
mine eat crickets but are that keen eithier tbh
my female isnt a big eater but doesnt seem to loose ne weight eithier
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Old 25-11-2009, 01:24 PM
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Veg-wise my BD daily gets spring greens, kale, romaine lettuce and bok-choi leaves (his personal favourite). I alternate extras like small amounts of butternut squash, parsley, coriander and on top he occasionally also gets strawberry, tomato or carrot. This is all dusted on alternate days with either Dragon Dust or Repti-cal (the phosphorus free, no D3 kind as I mave a Megaray and Reptile UB strongly suggest no supplemented D3 with these bulbs as reps make plenty themselves from exposure to them).

Livefood-wise, my BD never showed much interest in locusts or crickets (unless I hand-fed him which isn't always possible plus I dind't want him to get too used to this) and he seemed positively unsure of Dubia roaches so I now just stick with worms and he is thriving.

He gets a staple diet of large size phoenix worms (he goes nuts for these) and in addition he gets some silk worms or butter worms a couple of times a week and maybe once every week he gets a couple of wax worms hand-fed to him.

My vet said he's growing into a healthy big boy (I think this diet, his 60W EB Megaray and plenty of space all help).
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Live food wise my two have xl locusts and ocassionally morio worms

Veg wise they love string beans, french beans, curly kale, water cress, rocket, butternut squash, acorn squash and dandelion leaves.
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lovin the replies . thanks guys nice to see the different foods their prize beardies are bein spoilt with he he
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Mine will die for Super Worms and they have been eating them since they were 8 months old (meal worms are too small for them).
Their second best are roaches of all kinds. They dont like crickets. I've never fed them pinkies because it is too high in protein.

I only feed the greens that are recommended for my iguana:
Mustard, turnip, watercress, rocket, dandelion, nasturtium, basil, coriander, endive, escarole.

They love the turnip and watercress the most and pull the whole plant out of the ground to eat.
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