feeding a beardie - Reptile Forums

Go Back   Reptile Forums > New Owners > Newbie Advice


  #1 (permalink)  
Old 17-03-2013, 12:29 PM
st3mar's Avatar
Hatchling
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: leicester
Posts: 26
Default feeding a beardie

i'm going to pick a baby bearded dragon up today , still few things i need to know ,
should i feed it as soon as it's home ?
when i do feed it how many crickets do i feed it at a time ?
how much veg shall i put in there too ?

thanks
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 17-03-2013, 12:45 PM
tomcannon's Avatar
5 Star Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Pembs, Wales
Posts: 4,367
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by st3mar View Post
i'm going to pick a baby bearded dragon up today , still few things i need to know ,
should i feed it as soon as it's home ?
when i do feed it how many crickets do i feed it at a time ?
how much veg shall i put in there too ?

thanks
You want to keep stress and contact to a minimum. I'd suggest trying to feed but without causing stress. If you have locusts then you could leave a few in the viv with him, same goes for worms and most livefood. I wouldn't leave crickets in there though.

If you only have crickets available then try to feed later on today after he's had a short while to acclimatise and warm up. Try a couple at first and see if he's interested. If he is keep adding them. Try to be as quick as you can but quiet and subdued at the same time so not to disturb or threaten him. Have a fresh bowl of veg ready, you can keep that in there as soon as he goes in but I wouldn't have thought he'd been too interested as he's a baby in a new viv, provide it never the less.

One last thing, be patient, don't panic. It may well take a week or two or possibly longer before he fully settles, just leave him be as much as possible, don't force the issue.
__________________
*FOR SALE* 3 female Rankin Dragons and 6x2x2 fully custom stunning vivarium. Thread available here.

Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 17-03-2013, 12:45 PM
Chance's Avatar
Gold Star Member
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Atherton, Manchester
Posts: 5,633
Send a message via MSN to Chance
Default

You can feed it today but not as soon as you get home yeah.

I wouldn't put too many crix in as you can always add more but if the beardie doesn't eat them they can bite etc and harm the lizard.

Just put a bowl of veg in and see how much it eats, if he doesn't eat it all before it wilts then you'll know for next time to put less in.

Its all working out for yourself what is the best feeding regime for your little guy

Have Fun!
__________________
0.1 CB12 Butter Corn DIXIE 0.1 CB11 Motley Snow PIPER 1.0 CB12 Powder ph Diffused BEAU 0.2 CB12 P.d.Jani LUNA & SAVANNA 0.1 P.c.annectens -MIAMI
0.1 Euathlus sp. Red - Phoenix

Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?


Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 17-03-2013, 02:30 PM
st3mar's Avatar
Hatchling
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: leicester
Posts: 26
Default

ok , thanks guys !
Chance likes this.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
beardie feeding help sidthepython Lizards 5 29-07-2012 08:49 PM
Feeding My Beardie corn-nor Lizards 5 11-08-2011 11:30 PM
Beardie feeding lew924 Lizards 10 02-08-2010 01:36 PM
beardie feeding cuillan Lizards 12 27-08-2009 10:42 AM
feeding a none feeding beardie dax Lizards 14 28-12-2008 12:15 PM



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:07 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2005 - 2011, Reptile Forums (RFUK™)