Pinkie Rats for Bearded Dragon?

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  1. Reffy

    Reffy Active Member

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    Hi All,

    I have two adult bearded dragons and i know they can eat pinkie rats so my question is are pinkie rats just a treat or can you feed them on a daily basis or every couple days?

    Thanks in advance :D
     
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    I have only offered them as a treat once a week for a bit of varity
     
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    Hi,
    My dragon loves pinkies, not sure whether it is just a treat, but I do know that it helps with calicium due to the pinkies having bones. I feed my dragon two pinkies a week.

    Cheers
     
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    Pinkies are very high in fat so should only be fed as a treat.
     
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    ashisnothereman Well-Known Member

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    i would only as a treat. i think insects and veg/fruit with calcium powder should be their stable.
     
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    I generally feed more pinky's to those beardies on the lean side, and less to the porky's. no more than 1 a week to the skinnys, and then once a month when theyr chunkier.
     
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    I feed as a treat, if it's a she and she's gravid or has just laid, I feed one every one to two weeks...
     
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    Ok thanks everyone :) ill only give them one a week as a nice treat :)
     
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    i still think 1 a week is quite a bit
     
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    Treat, once a month, if gravid once a week, fat content is very high.
     
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    ok no worries :)
     
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