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Old 06-07-2009, 06:32 PM
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Hi

I am hoping you might be able to help me.

I am getting a beardie soon and I want to make sure that I am feeding them the correct food, but I am a little confused as people tell me one thing and then like a reptile store will tell me something else.

Like to feed them carrots and spinach and then someone else tells me not to feed them that.

This will be my first beardie and I want to give them the correct food and keep them healthly. What do you all feed your beardies?

Thanks for any help you can give me.

Sam
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Old 06-07-2009, 07:26 PM
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crickets and locots are best for young beardies im new to mine is 6 weeeks old
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Thank you for your help guys, its just the greens that have got me a bit confused.
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youre not supposed to feed spinach as the oxalates stop calcium being absorbed (or something like that )
check out the nutrition content that scotty posted for you, its a great help. x
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That has cleared a lot of things up for me no end.
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crickets and locots are best for young beardies im new to mine is 6 weeeks old
hmm...

Species - Protein / Fat / Ratio
Dubia Roaches - 36% / 7% / 5.2 to 1 ratio
Crickets - 12.9% / 6.25% / 2.06 to 1 ratio
Locusts - 40% / 20% / 2.0 to 1 ratio

My 8 week old beardie won't touch crickets, he will eat maybe 10 size 1 locuts in one go. But he goes nuts (arm waves, Head bobs, runs about like a loon, etc) for small dubia roaches.

Green wise, i feed mine spring greens, rocket & butternut squash daily and every couple of days i throw in something extra like carrot, bell pepper, cress etc etc.

His greens bowl is normally pretty much emptied in about 20 mins and then about 1 hour later he gets his first lot of roaches.

The link scotty posted is a brilliant source of information food wise.
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Old 08-07-2009, 07:11 PM
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I went shopping for the food today I got:

Butternut squash
Carrots
Watercress
Rocket
Carrots
Cucumber
and a few apples as a treat.

I am picking up my crickets or loaches tomorrow when I pick my beardie up.
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hmm...

Species - Protein / Fat / Ratio
Dubia Roaches - 36% / 7% / 5.2 to 1 ratio
Crickets - 12.9% / 6.25% / 2.06 to 1 ratio
Locusts - 40% / 20% / 2.0 to 1 ratio

My 8 week old beardie won't touch crickets, he will eat maybe 10 size 1 locuts in one go. But he goes nuts (arm waves, Head bobs, runs about like a loon, etc) for small dubia roaches.

Green wise, i feed mine spring greens, rocket & butternut squash daily and every couple of days i throw in something extra like carrot, bell pepper, cress etc etc.

His greens bowl is normally pretty much emptied in about 20 mins and then about 1 hour later he gets his first lot of roaches.

The link scotty posted is a brilliant source of information food wise.

As above, my dragons love locusts and not crickets, but i have now ordered some dubias from livefoods.co and am gona see if they like them, if they do i will start a colony of my own ( currently reserching)


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I went shopping for the food today I got:

Butternut squash
Carrots
Watercress
Rocket
Carrots
Cucumber
and a few apples as a treat.

I am picking up my crickets or loaches tomorrow when I pick my beardie up.

All good however apples only as a treat and cucumber must be peeled. I dont feed mine cucumber as it has poor nutriotional value but has a high water content, so good if yur dragon is dehydrated
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Old 09-07-2009, 09:17 AM
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I am glad I have some of the right food. I will be using apples as a treat like once a week.

I have plenty of dandilions in as well so can cut them up and give them as a treat as well. Is there are somethings on that list I have no idea where or how to get hold of them, some of them I have never heard of before lol.

Like alflafa sorry rubbish at spelling, how would I get hold of that for instance.
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