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 #2313824


Jessimiller96
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 Superworms vs. Crickets

Okay, so my bearded dragon is quite lazy and favors his worms over his crickets. Is substituting more worms for less crickets okay? He is 8 months old and I know they tend to be more fatty, but I do not want him losing weight. He loves his fruits and veggies so I am hoping that will help balance out the fattyness of the worms. Any suggestions?



06/08/15  10:26am

 #2313857


Takahiro111
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  Message To: Jessimiller96   In reference to Message Id: 2313824


 Superworms vs. Crickets

Try other bugs like dubia roaches put them in a worm feeder bowl...also bettles too.



06/11/15  05:45pm

 #2313895


Cphill58
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  Message To: Takahiro111   In reference to Message Id: 2313857


 Superworms vs. Crickets

Meal worms and super worms both have a hard to digest exoskeleton. even our dragons love them but we have seen them pig out on 10 worms or more and then vomit soon afterward. 4-6 hrs. worms are very fatty. You can see the protein / fat content if you search online ... they have charts.
insect chart

One of the keys to making sure your dragon doesn’t regurgitate is to feed a few .. keep a basking spot at 105 -110 ( a 100 watt lamp shining on a rock or tile) at 12" will accomplish this.

As you said, a balanced diet is also very important to make sure the dragon does get his calcium and not to much Phosphorus. 2 parts calcium to 1 part Phosphorous is key. Usually expressed 2:1 calcium always being the first #
grape leaves are 4:1 ...excellent for calcium !!

See the following food chart
Beautiful Dragons

Balance and moderation ...with calcium supplements every other day Calcium (no D3).
Vitamins 1x per week with D3...most vitamins for reptiles in powder form have D3.

So for example on Mon/ Wens/ Fri I supplement with calcium (no D3) and Sunday I supplement with a vitamin powder (with D3)

As TAKAHIRO suggested , I also raise my own roaches and they are great for feeding dragons. Very economical..!!
If you like I can link you to many web sites that describe HOW TO


Best Regards



06/14/15  10:52am

 #2314357


Avenger0405
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  Message To: Cphill58   In reference to Message Id: 2313895


 Superworms vs. Crickets

do not feed him so much food and try bananas carrots and crickets



07/29/15  12:41pm

 #2314397


Cphill58
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  Message To: Avenger0405   In reference to Message Id: 2314357


 Superworms vs. Crickets

Banana and carrot are not recommended for various reasons... look at the food chart and learn why.



08/01/15  04:52pm

 #2314413


Takahiro111
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  Message To: Cphill58   In reference to Message Id: 2314397


 Superworms vs. Crickets

I agree i fed that to my lizards occasionally and when i mean occasionally i mean like once every year or so....cphill58 is right with great info thats proven helpful and accurate



08/02/15  05:58pm

 #2315530


Firehawk0285
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  Message To: Jessimiller96   In reference to Message Id: 2313824


 Superworms vs. Crickets

Mix it up. Variety in the insects you feed them is actually very good. You should try dubias. This site has them super cheap. Put them in a dish so they don’t go and hide.

http://discountdubias.com/



11/05/15  02:10pm


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