New reptile coming

Discussion in 'Australian Lizards and Monitors' started by bluedragon, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. Foozil

    Foozil Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on your new dragon! :)
     
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    here is dash the pretty boy
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    I don't think it is anything to worry about but that left eye definitely doesn't look right. It looks a little sunken or the eyelids are enlarged.
    It is probably just a slight birth defect.
     
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    Very nice dragon. Perhaps a little under done, but I'm sure you'll fix that, Bluedragon.
     
  5. bluedragon

    bluedragon Well-Known Member

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    what do you mean underdone
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    i haven't seen him drink but he probably has been but his eyes look weired because i just woke him up thats why
     
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    A little bit underfed.
     
  7. bluedragon

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    yeah im going to go get him some crickets today
     
  8. Flaviemys purvisi

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    Woodies would be better than crickets. More nutritious.
     
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    While they are better nutritionally, it would be better to start with whatever the breeder was feeding the dragon, to avoid any additional stress as it settles in.
    @bluedragon, don't forget to dust with multi-cal, or something similar.
     
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    his diet is greens endive rocket cos lettuce and crickets
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    i just bought the crickets and now im breeding them but i fed him yesterday ate 3-4 large ones today i tried feeding him and he just wont take one im he looks like he is scared of them but when i first got him i needed to give him something because i didn't want him to starve so i fed him only 3 mealworms but i think thats why he isnt eating crickets
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    is feeding them mealworms bad because if he doesn't eat than thats what im going to have to feed him
     
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    Mealworms aren't ideal, but fine as a short term feeding measure. When you say you are feeding him, do you mean tong feeding, or are you putting the crickets in the tank?
     
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    Mealworms are bird food. I wouldn't give them to any reptile or amphibian.
     
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    in the
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    If the breeder was feeding crickets, all you can do is put a few in the tank and see if he eats them. If not, hold off for two or three days and try again.
    Is he eating the greens?
     
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    Still don't think it would hurt to give Woodies a try.

    As in the case with my Monitor that was being fed Crickets from the breeder yet wont touch them since I got him... But will smash down (And i mean smash, they barely have time to hit the ground before Turok has chowed them down.) Woodies no problem.

    I know a Monitor isn't a Dragon, but still... Worth a shot I say.

    Awesome Dragon bluedragon I'm sure he'll be eating before you know it.
     
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    thanks i might start breeding woodies but they use to be common to buy up here but now there very rare to see around here
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    droped a few crickets in there looked at them loosed interest droped a meal worm looked ran and ate it
     
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    Woodies are a lot easier to breed than crickets, crickets are time consuming and cannibalistic so you constantly have to separate them at each stage of development and they only live for 12 weeks. Woodies aren't cannibalistic, thrive on neglect and live for 14 months.

    I breed both both by the thousands but woodies are by far the best, more nutritious too as they have a much broader diet. Feeder insects are as good as what they're fed and crickets are about as nutritious as cardboard.
     
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    just an update he is eating like a beast on crickets and he is gaining weight fast
    will ad photos later
     
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    Any idea why he went off Circkets for a bit? I'm glad he's eating regularly now. How many does he have in one feeding?
     
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    he might of went off because of stress he eats 4-7 crickets every 3 days
     

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