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    Hi
    As we are new to this we are unsure what foods are best.
    We understand our pigmy is young and will grow a bigger appetite as it grows.
    I've read all sorts of things from strawberry to chicken.
    Fossile is owned by my 9yr old boy so we really need to teach him how to care for his pet in a well rounded positive way...
    Thanks for any help

    Fossils only around 4 months old and doesnt seam to like alot of veg we have tryed kale broccoli carrot and strawberrys cut small.
    It's interest is low to nothing.
    Also how often should he bath it..
    Sorry unsure of sex at the moment.

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    You should offer a variety of foods. My understanding is that they eat more insects than veg when young. I dont have any beardies so don't want to give you wrong information. Try woodies , crickets and the odd mealworms . Silkworms when in season and Black Soldier Fly pupae ( calci worms). You can set up a worm farm and if BSF are in your area will soon breed in there giving you free food.
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    HI there - as Brian said, they eat more insects than veg when they are young but don't give up on trying to encourage your dragon. I have tried all sorts of things with Opie but she only seems to like green veg, won't touch fruit, even blueberries which most dragons love There is a good guide here here on the forum on suitable fruit and veg so I recommend looking at that and follow Brian's advice and offer a variety of insects if you can.

    As for baths, I only bath if Opie is having a difficult shed or has managed to get herself covered in poop, it can help if they are having a problem pooping too. Everyone has their own view on baths and there are dragons who love it.

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    Hi ,as Brian & Kimmy said, young dragons eat more bugs than vegies but change as they get older but pygmies are even harder to get onto veg if not started as hatchies.I always start my pygmies straight from hatchie tub onto veg. He/she might not like kale or broccoli because they are bitter, my dragons like green beans , oakleaf lettuce is popular too, some people say yellow squash is good.
    As for bathing, dragons don't really need it much so follow Kimmy's advice. I have water bowls in my dragon enclosures mainly in summer when they like to cool down on hot days
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