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Hi, I have a 7-8 month old bearded dragon,
For breakfast (9-10am) he eats greens, bearded dragon pellets, 8 dried meal worms, 4 wax worms, all in one bowl with calcium. Tea (5pm) greens, pellets or puréed fruit depending whether it's treat day or normal day (has fruit once a week) sprinkled with calcium and a tub of locusts. Is this a sufficient amount or to much or not enough? It's our first reptile and the pet shop we got him from really wasn't much help in how much to feed him, I have looked online but struggling to really find out if what I'm doing is correct. Thanks in advance x

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Hello, a general rule:
Juveniles: insectivores
Adults: omnivores
Older: vegetarians
Always offer veg to young and adults to older though.
4-18 months feed once daily with veg 3 times weekly.
sounds like you are overfeeding and waxworms should be just a treat once a week.
4-6 pieces would be normal BUT as with other animals will be dependant on calories used so this may be increased by 1-2 pieces.
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Ross Ashley Machin

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Reptile and exotics husbandry and veterinary medicine.

Experience

Over 15 years having kept over 100 reptile species and other exotic animals. Worked in first opinion veterinary practice and also referral exotic animal (focus on reptiles) veterinary hospital.

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RCVS, BVA, BSAVA, ARAV

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BSAVA Manual of Reptiles chapter Currently writing parasitology article for British Veterinary Association

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Degree Veterinary Science Masters degree General Practitioner Certificate Exotic Animal Practice Currently enroled in Royal College Certificate Zoological medicine

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