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Old 18-07-2009, 10:21 AM
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thanks so far guys all the research i did beforehand and still im like a fish out of water

anyway last night for the first time she really went for the crickets she must have eaten about 12 and im feeling a little happier

im trying for a veg in the morning and crickets at night approach the only thing is at the moment she is not showing any interest in the veg in the morning

do i try veg and if she wont eat substitute crickets or do i try and tough it out and keep the veg in there and only give her crickets at the end of the day

sort of have the veg as the only option through the day to see if she will go for it

its a mix of Collard/Spring greens , Butternut sqush . small amount of carrot , small amount of pear and a little tomato sprinkled with grated cuttlefish for calcium

i really want her to get started on those veggies as the petshop assured me that she loved them i would kind of be happy with a 50/50 mix of veggie and crickets

one other thing ... how many of you put a water bowl in there at the moment because she is not eating the greens i have been misting her once a day for moisture

anyway she really seems to be setteling now so im thinking wed i may try and get her out for the first time ..... been waiting to hold her and so has my son

thanks so far
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Old 20-07-2009, 11:43 PM
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a water bowl is not really needed in the viv perm ... they tend to get the moisture they need from food , i only spray mine occaisonally as before mainly when shedding seems to be bothering her ...

try a small amount of little mealworm (3-4 max imo) put them under the salad in the bowl the movement of the worms will get your beardie at the salad bowl and most of time they will end up with a salad mealworm combo ... i found with blaze my eldest this got her going greens wise .

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Old 24-07-2009, 03:20 PM
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put a few mealworms in her salad last night and she managed to pick them out without touching any sald

but this morning she took a little collard and some apple with no prompting ... she is alos slowly getting used to us picking her up now

anyone have an opinion on these Cricket Feeders ....

are they any good ?
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Old 24-07-2009, 04:04 PM
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Those cricket keepers means the crickets are in the viv all the time which is not a good idea.

try one of these you can put your crickets in there they climb up the tubes and you just have to pull one of the tubes out empty some into a sandwich bag sprinkle with calcium dust and empty into viv.. Thats what I do anyway lol.

and you can buy them from any rep shop or from rep shops online.


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Old 24-07-2009, 04:26 PM
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Hi, glad to hear your beardie is eating, my beardie loves his veg/salad, I buy the italian mix salad and a bowl day goes down a treat.

Have you taken the sand out yet? This can cause compaction. Repti sand is not good, even if the pet shop recommends it.
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Old 11-08-2009, 02:41 PM
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Hi there bit of an update

yup the sand is out she now has a nice tiled floor in there and its much easier to keep clean , she is making headway on the greens but she really does prefer the greens (collard , peas , Romaine leyttuce , Cucumber) over anything else

i use one of those cricket feeders but find that the larger ones are able to climb and escape so now they are kept outdoors in the cricket feeder in a large draw to keep them contained

she is getting used to being handed and so far things are going ok

trying to work out the correct amount of Vitamin and calcium is hard as there is so much cotrary infor out there

at the moment i put calcium on her foor and crickts everyday and spray her with a vitamin spray every other day

she seems happy so fingers crossed

she just shed as well so i purchased a childs sandpit and fill that with warm water and just let her go mental in there she seems to like it

weather is warm at the mement so tonight when the wife is here we are going to put her in the sandpit (minus sand) out on the garden for her to get some nice natural sunlight
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