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  1. Jacko18

    Jacko18 New Member

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    i have a beardie and a stumpy i feed my beardie a few crickets every two days in her own enclosure and when feeding them both fruits and vegetables i cut them to about the size between there eyes that way they can properly eat the food
     
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    Thank you for that, I have been cutting the veg and fruits up that size as well

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-view-details.html?adId=1143647880
    Had a look at this ad on gumtree and I just realised it said they're 4 weeks old, isn't that too young to be sold? I thought the age they can be sold at is at least 8 weeks, can anyone confirm this for me please?
     
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    That could be one reason why your beardie is not eating fruit and veg: the size between the eyes thing is for live food, not greens. For beardies, things like carrot, zucchini, apple should be grated, green beans, bok choy, etc. chopped small.

    There is no set age for beardies, but 4 weeks is probably too young. The photos show older beardies, IMO.
     
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    Yeah I grate the carrot for him and stuff and have other fruit and veg cut up for them both but he doesn't eat it
     
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    Try cutting up the stuff differently, and try different things. It is a longstanding joke in our house that our dragons eat their fruit and veg better when I cut it up than when my wife does.
     
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    Thank
    s, I'll try different fruit and veg, nice joke by the way
     
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    for my adult centrals I chop the veg to about pea size,the pygmy's slightly smaller.
    I figure they need jaw exercise
     
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    Hey guys, my heat lamp just blew this morning and don't think I can get another until today later in the afternoon. Will the lizards be alright without a heat lamp?
     
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    How about a hot water bottle wrapped in a tea towel until heating us back on?
     
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    They'll be fine for the few hours until you get a new globe. If you are running a normal heat globe, don't get sucked in and buy one from a pet/reptile shop, go to Bunnings, or similar, and buy the appropriate wattage Philips spot globe.
     
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    I live in Adelaide so can you please send me a name of a globe to get?
     
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    Re-read my message. ;)
    Philips spot globe, probably 100w should do. Bunnings has a pack of 2 for $5.98.
     
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    It's okay now I got a much better heat lamp. Thanks anyway.
     
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    an update on the animals, please?....
     
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