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    I wanted to give an update on Scooter. When I got her onto the scale a few nights ago (not an easy task!), Scooter was down to about 72-73 grams.

    My theory is this because she's getting fewer insects than before, and has started eating less in general. (I'm assuming the latter is because of the change in weather. Unless she goes off food altogether or starts looking super skinny, I've decided not to panic).

    I'm currently feeding her three insects, three times a week. Her staple is dubias, with an occasional substitute of a mealworm or butterworm for variety. The dubias get adult beardie food. I'm not sure if they're actually eating it, but there are little black dots in the dubia cage (kind of like pepper?) and they're slowly getting bigger, so I'm hopeful?

    I got the calcium supplement that Elizabeth suggested (I believe the ZooMed brand), and the ReptiVite without D3. I've been dusting with the calcium 1-2 times a week, and with the ReptiVite once every other week.

    Here's a picture of her from the other day:

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    She looks good. My dubia's eat the bearded dragon food, some of them will take pieces and drag it towards the egg crate kinda like they're hoarding it and tear up the collards I put in there. The pepper like stuff is their poop or frass. I think the weather is messing with all of our Leo's eating habits, mine just went 2 days without eating but pigged out on some mealworms last night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muffin_song View Post
    I wanted to give an update on Scooter. When I got her onto the scale a few nights ago (not an easy task!), Scooter was down to about 72-73 grams.

    My theory is this because she's getting fewer insects than before, and has started eating less in general. (I'm assuming the latter is because of the change in weather. Unless she goes off food altogether or starts looking super skinny, I've decided not to panic).

    I'm currently feeding her three insects, three times a week. Her staple is dubias, with an occasional substitute of a mealworm or butterworm for variety. The dubias get adult beardie food. I'm not sure if they're actually eating it, but there are little black dots in the dubia cage (kind of like pepper?) and they're slowly getting bigger, so I'm hopeful?

    I got the calcium supplement that Elizabeth suggested (I believe the ZooMed brand), and the ReptiVite without D3. I've been dusting with the calcium 1-2 times a week, and with the ReptiVite once every other week.

    Here's a picture of her from the other day:

    scooter_knee.jpg
    Scooter is lovely!

    Since you feed the dubia the adult beardie food, you might just dust with the ZM D3 Repti Calcium 1x per week and the no D3 Reptvite every other week. That beardie food would be a good diet for your mealworms too.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)
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    Quote Originally Posted by JessJohnson87 View Post
    My dubia's will take pieces and drag it towards the egg crate kinda like they're hoarding it.
    I actually noticed that too the other day, In my case it is with small slices of 'Repashy Bug Burger' (My Dubia colony really don't seem to like the Bearded food at all - which is strange as other insects love it) they really gorge on this stuff and drag it out of the bowl I put it in and back to the crates, my first babies have hatched recently so perhaps it is the parents attempting to bring them something as I have never seen the behavior before?

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    I have no idea Shane, I saw several pieces of the pellets strung out along the bottom of my kritter keeper this morning.
    "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." ~ Winston Churchill

    “I’m being extremely clever up here and there’s no one to stand around looking impressed! What’s the point in having you all?”-The 11th Doctor.

    1.0.0- Leopard Gecko (Ziggy)
    1.0.0- Crested Gecko (Axel-The Frogman)
    0.1.0- Guinea Pig (Brownie)
    B. dubia, T. molitor, M. quinquemaculata

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