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Old 28-12-2012, 06:34 PM
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Just a quick question please, I have just got my first beardie she's 6 weeks old and I have had her just a few days, she lovley. So tame but I was just wondering how many crickets on average she should eat a day at the minute I give her 10-15 is this enough for her? Thanks.
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Old 28-12-2012, 07:03 PM
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Hello,
Just a quick question please, I have just got my first beardie she's 6 weeks old and I have had her just a few days, she lovley. So tame but I was just wondering how many crickets on average she should eat a day at the minute I give her 10-15 is this enough for her? Thanks.
She needs to eat a lot!! More like 20-40 medium sized crix 3 or 4 times a day along with veg...
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Old 28-12-2012, 07:44 PM
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Old 28-12-2012, 07:48 PM
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This is a very vital stage in her growth, she needs to eat a fair amount at least a few times a day. Try and vary her diet a bit more; crickets, locusts, mealworms, silk worms, butter worms, calci worms, cockroaches are all fair game.

Remember to gut load all her livefood really well and to dust them with supplements when required.
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Old 28-12-2012, 09:43 PM
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Thanks, I Will Put More Crickets In For Her, Also I Have Heard That Spraying Them Every Couple Of Days Is Good For Them. We Have A Calcium Powder But Dose She Need Vitamin D3? Every Thing I Read In Books Contradicts Itself Lol
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I'm not sure how effective spraying a BD directly is, I believe moisture isn't effectively soaked in through they're skin so to speak. People believe they intake moisture through they're vents hence the use of baths. i believe spraying creates a more natural occurrence such as morning dew. Regardless, be sure to spray outside of the viv in order to keep humidity down. Spraying within a viv can cause high humidity and respiratory infections. You will need to provide vitamin powder, the ratio depends on the age of the dragon in question. In your case 5 days calcium, 2 vits however I wouldn't provide daily as such. I give a rough 5/2 calcium vit mix with each live feed, this way they receive everything they need over a steady period as apposed to separate times of the week.
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80 percent meat at this age
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80 percent meat at this age
I hope you don't feed your BD meat
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