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    Is 200+ crickets in one week too much?

    As still learning, trying to figure out how much to feed our new pet
    Shop where we got her from been saying that 10 medium crickets per day shall be enough, at the same time she happy catched almost 20 today morning (after 7 min there been another 3 roaming around but she was not much interested so been removed back to her viv to enjoy sun and heat). Crickets size are in general will be a little shorter than distance between her eyes, few will be much smaller and few can be exactly the size. On top of this she will be eating some green during the day, but not really much (well she is 4-5 month old, actively growing and shedding at the same time).

    So in total, she almost ended 200+ tube of crickets in one week, is it normal?

    We considering to add woodies to try and depending how itís go, can actually switch to woodies, so will be interesting question how much she shall eat.

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    I would assume that they will only eat till they are full. Younger ones will eat a more insect diet than older ones. Always best to try a wide variety of food from the start. Should one food become unavailable you still have other options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by briansworms View Post
    I would assume that they will only eat till they are full. Younger ones will eat a more insect diet than older ones. Always best to try a wide variety of food from the start. Should one food become unavailable you still have other options.

    That’s my assumption is, she is actively growing. As she settles her appetitive is growing so plan is to test with woodies and if they get accepted I know where to place big order for them :-).

    The only concern I got, her poo is still have too much liquid and not well formed (she doesn’t look as dehydrated) so we are watching.

    For anyone willing to comment, her today poo was looking like this:
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    Food :- I feed veg first thing in the morning then bugs if it's a young one and then bugs in the arvo.
    This way they learn to eat veg early on.
    As for the poop it is definitely very runny,for comparison I have included 2 fresh ones, the first is from a 10 month old (still a bit runny).
    The second is from my 10YO and this is more what you want.20181020_124123.jpg20181020_124527.jpg
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    Just got chat in the shop nearby and been told that we feed “too much” veggies and need to give more protein , I think we will be back bugs 2x times per day and will see how this goes. Got some woodies to try and they are scary even for me, brrrrrr

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    You will be up for about $18 per day at that rate.
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    you should look at buying in bulk if you are going to feed your dragon like that
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    Quote Originally Posted by briansworms View Post
    You will be up for about $18 per day at that rate.
    $25 per week for 200+ crickets ��
    She likes woodies ... she eat 4 and wasn’t interested in anything after this �� will see if she will ever accept crickets now ��

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonlover1 View Post
    you should look at buying in bulk if you are going to feed your dragon like that

    I already do, I do need to settle myself with wooodies is well, have to admit crickets mentally easier to handle

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    woodies aren't that bad,you just have to get over the "cockroach " thing.
    They are an Australian native, not like the big German roach or the other dirty things that invade your house.Plus they don't fly and they are pretty clean and quiet unlike crix. Another advantage is they eat all your scraps so they are cheap to keep as well as being a better food source than crix.
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