Beard Month on November, 2018: How much should a 6 month bearded dragon eat?

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November, 2018 is Beard Month 2018. The beard nears the one-month mark The beard nears the one-month

How much should a 6 month bearded dragon eat?

as many as she can in 15-20 minutes. mine eats about 20-40 a day, but she is about 5 months old. it should also start eating veggies.here is some tips.

Bugs -

The size of the food items you feed your Dragon is extremely important. All food that is offered should be smaller in width than the Dragons mouth. Use caution in choosing the insect size, as too large of a cricket can cause health problems (i.e. - blockage) while digesting. The same applies with mealworms, use small mealworms for small dragons, and increase the mealworm size as the dragon’s size increases. A hatchling, up to 2 months will eat mostly insects, picking at finely chopped greens here and there.

2-week-old crickets (3/8 inch in size) should be offered 2 - 3 feedings a day, only in the amount that the dragon will eat at one feeding… A juvenile Dragon (2 - 4 months) will eat approximately 20% greens to 80% insects... 3 week old crickets should be given 2 times daily and small (1/2 inch) mealworms can be added to their diet. 4 months to maturity should be fed approximately 4-week-old crickets once or twice daily. The small mealies may be replaced by larger ones and king mealworms may also be added. Pinky mice can also be added to their diet once a week, depending on the size of the dragon. Adult dragons need to be fed adult crickets, king mealworms... once a day or every other day. Pinky mice, if used, should be fed sparingly - unless feeding a gravid adult.

Bearded dragons are voracious eaters, especially when they are young. If you are not feeding the hatchlings enough, and if they have cage-mates, they will nibble toes and tail-tips - if it moves its food. If your dragons are not eating well, something is possibly wrong. The most likely problem is that the cage temperature is incorrect: their bodies must reach high temperatures in order to digest their food. If they are digesting slowly, they will not eat well. First step - Check Temp.

Veggies -

At a young age, Bearded Dragons will not to eat as much vegetation as their adult counterparts. As a Bearded Dragon ages it will eat less animal matter and more plants, leveling off at around an 80% plant and 20% animal diet. There is a huge selection of 'leafy' greens which are high in calcium to feed your Dragon, some of which are... kale, argula, collard & mustard greens, parsley, dandelion greens and flowers, endives, radish, carrot and turnip tops, escarole and chicory endive. For more of a variety, mixed into the greens may be many other veggies such as squash, corn, peas, carrots (shredded), sweet potato, cucumber, zucchini, green peppers, chard... also chopped fruit such as cantaloupe, apple, blueberries, peaches, pears, grapes, plums, raspberries... all chopped finely to avoid choking. The main idea in their diet is variety.**Do not feed your dragons iceberg lettuce as is has very little nutritional value and may give the dragon the 'runs' - prompting dehydration.

Dragons will also munch on other greens. If you take your dragon outside or allow it to roam about the house - please be sure to check that the possible munchies are not poisonous

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iguana vs bearded dragon?

iguana vs bearded dragon?

both bearded dragons and iguanas have their pros and cons... both "can" make good pets/companions... both "can" be horrid little guys though too.. all in the person handling them...

wow! such negative comments about iguanas...

six feet? lol... that's funny... it is also about sixty percent the tail! so even at six feet.. it is not some giant monster ready to attack...! geez.. yes they do need to have much larger accommodations and if you do not have the capabilities of providing that after (or around) year one... then this is not the pet for you... but do not base that on the drivel I saw in some answers here...

the comments about iguanas being aggressive, mean or any other such thing? if they speak from personal experience, it is due to the way they raised theirs! another roll of my eyes and geez!

they aren't beautiful? holy cripers! what a load! hello? since beauty is in the eye of the beholder... and you (the ones making the cracks) are not perfect in looks? why close it, zip it.. and lock it while you can.... yeah... and you were much cuter as a baby too!

personally, I feel iguanas are gentle... smart... and extremely beautiful... more colorful while young... but so what? I love them...

the names of iguanas I have had....my first iguana was scamper... scamp for short.. cause of the cute "scampering" he did... not quite running, or bolting... didn't scurry..... he scamped... lol... next I had.... Kiwi Kermy,(she loved kiwis.... she looked like kermit the frog though) Jean Grey (Lady Grey) is the baby I have now..... her head is grey... she has an atitude of a cat... aloof... looking down at others...lol...and yet... she likes to hang out on my shoulder while I type... and rests her head on my cheek...oooohhh.. so frighteningly vicious..... and Jo-Jo-Godzilla Rex the first.... uhhh... a bunch of people helped with that name... lol.. he likes his song... Go go Godzilla... bobs his head to it even... wow...he could attack any minute huh...!

as far as name ideas? that is all I got... I usually name to go with looks and attitude... something that catches me... you should trust your gut and meet your friend... and then work out a name... just an idea....

I know next to nothing about bearded dragons... never had one.. so I can not in good faith give an opinion... I am told they are good though...

I also do not feel I or anyone else can tell you which is right for you... personally, I would look both over (if they are both available to look at) hold them... look them over (for health AND temperment) and decide by which of them you like in that minute.. after meeting them.. still have a hard time? get both... obviously you would need desert set up and tropics... and time for two... lots to consider, I know...

best help, is for you to take everything said with a grain of salt... although anyone named kittyslayer? I would not really trust... man... and barney, saying trust me? why, do you know the person asking the question personally so you know likes and dislikes... abilities to care for one over the other? why "trust" you? cause you say so? hmmm.......

have an idea of which you would or might prefer... but, do not decide until you see them both...I would like to see which you a) decide prior...

b) which you prefer after meeting them....

c) who goes home with you....

oh... one word of advice... get and set up the habitat before you pick up your baby...

5 month old Bearded Dragon questions...?

5 month old Bearded Dragon questions...?

14 inches is very big for 5 months, are you sure that it's only 5 months old? It is definitely ready for a 40 breeder. A 20 would be way too small for a 14 inch dragon. And the amount of crickets really depends on how big the crickets are, how old your dragon is, etc. 7-10 crickets a day could be not enough, enough or too much, it really depends on how big they are, not on how many you are feeding him. A 14 inch dragon, I would say it would be ready to eat large 3/4 inch to 1 inch crickets and at those sizes, probably 12-20 once a day 3 or 4 times a week. The rest of the week I would provide a salad w/ a day off from feeding. I find, as do scientists, that regulating food intake in animals, and humans, helps increase lifespan. You could probably switch over to sand right now too. Make sure it's not that calium sand though. that will cause impactions.

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