a few questions about my beardie

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a few questions about my beardie

Post  Paran0id0wn3r on Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:18 pm

1) best substrate for juvenile
2) are phoenix worms good for juveniles and how would I acquire them?
3) convince him to eat veggies?

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Re: a few questions about my beardie

Post  Snakeman on Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:08 am

1.) IMO white paper towels are the best substrate for juvenile beardies.

2.) You can order Phoenix Worms on line and sometimes you can find

them in local pet stores; however there are a lot of good quality

live foods out there for beardies and personally, I would not recommend

feeding Phoenix Worms.

Because of a bad experience I had many years ago, I would not feed live

maggots to any herp.

3.) I'd suggest you try sprinkling a few live feeders in with the veggies.

The motion in the veggies will get the beardie's attention and the chances

are he / she will eat a few veggies as he's / she's trying to catch the live feeders.

Hopefully he'll / she'll eventually begin to eat more veggies.

I hope this helps.

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Post  Chu'Wuti on Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:21 pm

Also keep in mind that juvies don't eat as many veggies as adults do; gradually, your juvie should begin to eat more veggies as s/he grows. For now, a/he should be eating at least 20 crickets a day up to maybe 60. Juvies like greens better than veggies, so offer a greens mix with a small amount of vegetables, and as a/he gets older, increase the amount of vegetables in comparison to the greens. As an adult, s/he should have a diet of 80% veggies & greens to 20% insect protein; as a juvie, the percentages will be just opposite.

Cockroaches (NOT ones you catch around your house or property) raised to be feeders, such as Dubias, are a good protein source in addition to crickets.

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