I have had my beardies for a week and a half now and need to know a couple of things:-
1.can my beardies catch a zoonotic disease from us as we can get them from them i.e we can catch salmonela, could they catch the flu of us e.t.c (we have been handling them thats all)
2. we have 2 beardies and i have been told that one is a female probebly but the other is a definate male, now the problem i have (maybe im stressing over nothing) is that the female is 9" at 9 weeks but hasnt grown much if at all since getting her but the male has grown about 3" and become alot broader aswell he is now 12" long and 2.5" wide and he has not stopped growing(last three days grown an 1") now what im worried about is that the female isnt growing any and looks quite slim compared to the male, ive seen pics of other beardies at about this age and they look like the female (bodymass and size) but i was thinking maybe she should grow like the other, they are bathed every day and sprayed once at about 1pm, there is a constant of water and food in the viv but i never see the female eating a great deal, is there anyway to get her appitite up or will she be ok and how big should they grow at this age because ive been told the male is really big:Na_Na_Na_Na: so im hoping im doing everything ok, just to let you know they are handling well now and come over if they want to be handled and are left if dont come.
3.i put about 50 2nd inst brown crix in the other day and the beardies didnt like it at all(mistake ill never do again) so i tried them on a couple the day after and they ran away so left them all day and still non had been eatin, so i got some black crix which they used to eat and now they wont go near them either but i can put in some meal worms and they eat the bowl clean, do you think i have frightened them with the crix and is there a way of getting them to eat crix again because mealworms as a meal on there own ive read isnt good for them, they have been eating veg and so on but wont go near the crix, what should i do?
so sorry about the essay here lol but help would be greatly appreciated: victory: mat