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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:35 pm 
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I divide an area of the viv so that the crickets can't hide only to come out at night and bite my BD. today, I checked the time before feeding and threw a very generous number of crickets. from all my research, every source has said to feed as many crix they can eat within 10 mins but today Tolkien ate 25 crix in 3-4 mins!! is this normal????


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:23 pm 
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If he's still a youngster and growing fast then, yes. You can't really overfeed a growing beardie! It might be time to move to a larger sized cricket?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:36 pm 
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i measured him about two days ago and he was about 9.5 to 10 inches. what size would you recommend?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:47 pm 
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You need to go by the gap between his eyes - he shouldn't have crickets bigger than this.

He still sounds young, so he will be eating you out of house and home on the cricket front! They do stop eating so much eventually - in about a year! :shock: :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:22 pm 
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I think ill start ordering mediums then :) I've posted this question somewhere else but I weighed and measured him the other day and he was about 9.5 - 10 inches and 48g. does this seem ok? and also, what should his eating regime be?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:21 am 
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A couple of feeds a day at the moment - try him on about 15 crix each feed seeing if his hunting slows down towards the end of each feed. I use this as a guide now and stop feeding at that point.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:40 pm 
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shall do! I usually give him around 20 anyways. I've been reading on some places whereby some people are feeding them 70- 100 a time! sounds a bit extreme doesn't it?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:50 am 
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That is over the top rapid weight gain puts a strain on the body's development and you can end up with an overweight dragon with heart problems!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:11 am 
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yeah, that idea came from beardeddragon.org. there is a lot of information on there that conflicts with that of this site but all the advice I've had from this site has been very successful and helpful and makes way more sense.


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