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 Post subject: Meal worms and things.
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:35 pm 
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Just trying to find out if it's okay to feed mealworms to a 5mth old sandfire dragon. While Im here what are the best veggies for our Terry?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:56 pm 
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Meal worms have quite a hard shell and are very fattening :D Morio; wax; phoenix worms are better BUT are only to be used as a treat :D and veggies - Curly kayle, Rocket, Bok choy, Butternut squash, there is a nutrition chart on the thread 'Feeding Bearded Dragons' :D but chop up small and remove stringy bits and viens and hard stalks etc and spray a few times during the day (and give fresh early in the morning a few hrs before the live food ) . Crickets are the staple live food for babies (no bigger than between Beardies eyes) and put a few in a bag with calcium in and shake but put in the fridge for a few minutes as it slows them down and they are easier for Beardie to catch :D

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:45 pm 
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Damm....as iam on instructions to fatten Lizzy up i have ordered 500grams of meal wroms....i didnt realise how many that was until delivery today :shock: :shock:


Both girls wont get through them, and i was told today not to feed them meal worms as they can survive in the stomach and eat their way out of the dragon if they eat to many :shock: please tell me this is not true!The vet told me to feed her some to fatten her up

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:26 pm 
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Urban myth about them eating through the stomach. They've already been chewed by your dragon then doused in stomach acid so realistically what hope of survival have they!!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:23 am 
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Where on earth did you hear that?? ?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:36 am 
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MattK wrote:Where on earth did you hear that?? ?

That particular one has been circulating for as long as I can remember :shock:

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:05 pm 
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I did wonder about the stomach acid , i know they have strong shell but cannot be that strong?

I dont plan on keeping the womrs as a `normal` food for them , but just while i fatten them both up abit ,both girls seem to really enjoy them , they gobble loads down

My husbands friend told him that matt, but he also keeps his 2 dragons together on wood chips for substrate :roll:

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:02 pm 
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Wouldnt wax worms be safer to fatten her up? With them having soft bodies unlike meal worms

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:38 pm 
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Yes they could also be used.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:51 am 
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I also have 2 big tubs of wax worms.....I ordered far to much thinking it was not enough :roll: but i know to order half next time and that will still be plenty

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:11 pm 
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Ive made the same mistake with ordering livefood online.

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