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Old 09-07-2009, 12:41 PM
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Buy a pack off eBay and grow your own. REALLY easy to do and cheap

Peeling cucumbers? ... erm why?
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Old 11-07-2009, 02:42 PM
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Young dragons often pay no interest in greens, preferring to eat live foods.

Most dragons make the transition naturally to eat more greens and less live food at the rough age of 18 months - 2 years. A good staple for greens in the UK is spring greens (sold in most supermarkets, Sainsburys sell a large bag for 99p!) watercress is a good staple as is rocket. Cucumber is best given as a treat as you know. Cress is another good staple option and is very inexpensive. We keep a constant supply in our beardie's viv of greens and cress, she never touches it, but we still supply it to her daily.

Young beardies need to be fed in my opinion 2 - 3 times daily with live foods of you're choice dusted appropriately, as many as they can eat in a space of 15 minutes or so. If you are going to feed crickets be sure to remove any uneaten ones at lights out as it has been suggested that crickets will infact have a nibble on your beardie as he/she sleeps , I don't take any chances I remove any uneaten cricks.

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I fed my beardie crickets yesterday and he seemed to eat them all quite quickly, after about 15 minutes I checked my tank and couldnt find any crickets anywhere.
I then when to give my beardie some fresh water and found one hiding under the bowl of water which I had check previously. The cricket didnt last 2 minutes though.
Do you ever find any that you have missed?

My beardie is 5 months and is not interested in greens at all he/she just ignores them.
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Old 11-07-2009, 02:48 PM
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Yeah we have found them all over the show!!!!

In her viv and in our Lounge and Bathroom .

If you leave some greens in over night they are less likely to feast on your baby and eat the greens.

Our girl is so greedy however she seems to eat them all!!
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I did leave greens in there over night last night, and then gave them fresh greens this morning.

I have been advised locust are better as they are least likely to escape, and die after 3 days. My house mates is insectphobic and has threatened to kill me if they escape and he sees them.
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Old 11-07-2009, 03:00 PM
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Hahahahahaha! I can't stand crickets, I think they are smelly horrible things, I would like to get our girl eating pheonix worms or another appropriate worm, or roaches of some kind, least that way they don't jump around like the damn crickets. As for locusts they send a shivver down my spine, Ewwwww.
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Lol I dont like either of them they are discusting things.
I have to stand out side my house when I am puting the calcium powder on them incase they escape so that why I dont see my house mate scream or come at me with something sharp.
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We keep finding them in the bath and have no idea how they are getting there. If I am emptying them into a container to powder them and I have an escapee I call to my other half and he has to pick them up! I can pick them up with marigolds on but they are so quick!

The things we do for our pets eh!
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I know but we get more out of them in return lol
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Yeah that's true, reap what you sew and all that
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