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Bracken Update

So I haven't posted in a while so I'll do a small update on my Reptiles since I don't have any birds right now.

Bracken, my Bearded Dragon is doing well and has gotten quite large! He is such a gorgeous boy and I love how yellow he is. He is still quite the spaz but is slowly getting used to me picking him up out of his tank, although he doesn't enjoy it yet, ha.
He loves all bugs, and he eats his veggies like a good boy which is great! I just love feeding him and watch him freak right out and chase down the bugs, ha.

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Here is a photo of the first day he was home for comparison.

Some other happy news! My Female Tangerine Amelanistic African Fat-tailed Gecko, Bubblegum, has started eating again and has gained a great appetite back! She had only been eating a few crickets a week for the past 6 months or so but recently I offered her waxworms (gecko crack, ha) from tongs and she took them right away. Then last night I offered her Kingworms and she ate those from her dish. I can already see her gaining weight back (can't see her hips as easily anymore!) and so I'm really happy about that!



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That's awesome about Bubblegum! I can't get over how big Bracken has gotten. Hershel had a rubbish start so he's very far behind but he's getting there slowly but surely. Hopefully he will catch up soon Bracken is beautiful!

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wow hes huge, glad Bubblegum is eating now!
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Thank you guys! I basically jumped for joy and giggled like a little girl when Bubblegum ate for me, ha. I can't wait until she's back to her chunky old self! I have no doubt she'll get there quickly if she continues to eat those worms.

And Bracken sure has gotten big! He has a HUGE appetite and will eat anything that moves, and he'll eat most greens on his own. For the greens he is wary of I just put his worms in the salad and he will get greens that way as he has horrible aim... hahaha.



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Hahaha! That's a good idea actually. Hershel is really good with his greens/veggies/fruits. He'll eat anything as long as it's a bug too. Have you fed roaches? They're not readily available in stores here but my local chain store had them in recently. I've been told they can be fed a little bigger cause they're not hard?

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I can't feed roaches because they are illegal to have in Canada. :\
He gets Kingworms, Crickets, and Hornworms with he loooooves. The Hornworms are probably the healthiest as they don't have a shell.



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I can't feed roaches because they are illegal to have in Canada. :\
He gets Kingworms, Crickets, and Hornworms with he loooooves. The Hornworms are probably the healthiest as they don't have a shell.
Wish they were illegal in Texas. I'm pretty sure they are the state bird here.

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Ha, gross. You don't see them around here as I don't think they're native.



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I can't feed roaches because they are illegal to have in Canada. :\
He gets Kingworms, Crickets, and Hornworms with he loooooves. The Hornworms are probably the healthiest as they don't have a shell.
Ah that sucks I just found out we can't get hornworms over here I feed kingworms occasionally because I've heard bad things about their bites with leopard geckos and such, banded crickets and wax worms. I'm gunna try the roaches as soon as I can get hold of some though

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Kingworms don't have teeth to bite with, so not sure where you're getting that? It's Superworms that bite. Kingworms are just jumbo mealworms.
Let me know how your guys like the roaches, apparently most love them, which we could get them here as they are so much healthier than worms.



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These are the ones I'm getting mixed up with. These are the ones I'm talking about! Have to squish their heads cause I've been hearing they can do some serious damage

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It's no danger I have always fed superworms to my geckos and beardie. The geckos are smart, they always go for the heads first and crush them themselves.



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I saw something on various reptile forums about them not being chewed up and them biting them internally thanks for making me feel better though! I bought them and then watched my reptiles like a hawk for bloody stools and what not haha!


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Lol yeah when that happens it's usually because the animal wasn't healthy in the first place (not producing enough stomach acid) or it was a freak incident. It is very, very rare.



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That's good to know! Thank you

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