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if you feed a bearded dragon silk worms has a staple diet can the silk worm eat in to the lizards brain and kill it??
 

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Silkworms can be used as a staple, but its always best to vary the diet anyhow.

As for eating its brain? where did that come from? :D silkworms are veggies and wont eat your Beardies brain ;)
 

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well i have a beardeddragon and i am getting fed up of crix cus i hate them so i have done reserch and people have sed at silkies are a good staple but my dad says he has done reserch and they are not good because if you use them has a staple they get hard to digest and the odd one can eat its way to the beardie brain and cause death!and my pet shop sed i cant because they are not a staple food. so i am lost lol!
 

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well i have a beardeddragon and i am getting fed up of crix cus i hate them so i have done reserch and people have sed at silkies are a good staple but my dad says he has done reserch and they are not good because if you use them has a staple they get hard to digest and the odd one can eat its way to the beardie brain and cause death!and my pet shop sed i cant because they are not a staple food. so i am lost lol!
Thats a mealies (eating out mostly a myth, hard to disgest bit true), not silkies! And of course the pet shop are going to say they are not a staple...most pet shops don't stock them!
 

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Well in that case they don't know what they are talking about. Silkies and similar foods (butterworms, cutworms etc) have the best nutritional value of any live foods. The only bad thing about them is they're so good some reptiles will get hooked on them :lol:
 

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if you use them has a staple they get hard to digest and the odd one can eat its way to the beardie brain and cause death!

lmfao!!! that has gotta be the funniest thing ive read for a while.

silkworms;

http://images.google.co.uk/images?q=tbn:BfWedTDoOjWSXM:http://www.silkworms.ca/bigsilk.JPG

eat mulberry leaves.. if one of these can survive being chewed up and emersed into stomach acid, and then chew back up and into their brain, ill give you my car.

again, lmfao!! thanks for that, i needed a laugh today!!





anywho, being serious, are you sure they were silkworms? the ones i put in above, not;

waxworms;
http://images.google.co.uk/images?q...hameleonsdish.com/Images/Feeders/waxworms.jpg

mealworms;
http://images.google.co.uk/images?q...//www.ca.uky.edu/entweb/storage/mealworms.gif

or superworms;
http://images.google.co.uk/images?q...com/Assets/product_images/8%5C8532581000B.jpg


cause ive never been able to find silkies in the UK..


if you have silkworms, they are a brilliant staple, if you have superworms, they are an okay staple for adults only, but if you have waxworms or mealworms they should only be fed VERY occasionally.

mealworms are hard to digest, but the whole eating out part is total bull shit, to put it politley. try being chewed, emersed in stomach acid, and then chewing your way out.


crix are an okay staple, but if your in the UK, for a beardie, locusts are a much better staple.. much less risk of paricites with locusts.[/img]
 

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The only silkies I've found are online from Silkworm Supplies, there is another company selling them as well now though I think.
 

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how can a silk worm even survive that far down into a ebardies system anyway, beardies have teeth and crunch their food. our beardies are horrible when they eat, i hate it. crunch crunch crunch. yuck. cricket guts going everywhere and they look so gross.
 

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well at the mo whenever my beardie eats a cric it always leves the back legs and he tends to save them for later lol
 

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travisf5 said:
if you feed a bearded dragon silk worms has a staple diet can the silk worm eat in to the lizards brain and kill it??
TBH the fact that the silkie would have eaten it's way through the stomach wall, diaphragm, circulatory system (including heart, lungs, trachea), up the throat and through the back of the head would be more likey to kill anything than the brain factor! So no, urban myth my friend :D
 
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