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Stubborn normal Bearded dragon

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Posted by: tkohlbre at Tue Oct 8 10:56:45 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by tkohlbre ]  
   

So I have this stubborn 8-monthish-old bearded dragon named Chewie. Not only does he ONLY eat collard greens, but he'll take only a couple bites off green that I have to hand feed to him. Then he'll decide it's time from protein. Forget it if i bring the worm container or grasshopper can around...

His protein portion everyday consists of 2-3 adult dubia roaches and 5-6 superworms. Fluckers canned grasshoppers are given as a treat since Im skeptical of their nutritional value. All feeder insects are given a gutload mix of a "roach chow" that the vendor sends with the roaches, cheap cat food, juvie bearded dragon food that Chewie never touched as a Juvie, and orange for the roaches to help with establishing the colony. Feeders as dusted with a multi vitamin/calcium with D3 mix every 2 days.

He's in a 40 gallon tank with a 10.0 reptisun tube, and a basking spot temp of 90-100 degrees of which he never seems to sit under for extended periods of time. Just usually halfway under the uvb light and the basking light. He is also always BAR when im in the room which is 24/7 since I live in a 1 person studio apartment. I also got 2 Corn snakes and 1 Ball python which are stored under his tank in secure bins so he never sees them.

Hope I gave enough history, you guys have any tips and tricks to get him to he more greens?


   

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