3 October 2019
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Butterworms, also known as tebo worms or trevo worms, are the larval stage of the Chilean moth (Chilecomadia moorei). Due to their scent and bright colouration, butterworms are known to be a popular choice for Bearded dragons, but contain high levels of fat, making them better for offering as snacks.
2 May 2019
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This is a list of all the articles used as reference for calculating the average level of protein, fat, and moisture and the calcium to phosphorus levels (Ca:P) of the common feeder insects that can be fed to Bearded dragons.
8 October 2019
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Silkworms, also called 'silkies', are the larval (or caterpillar) stages of the Mulberry silkmoth (Bombyx mori). They are generally cultured privately on a small-scale or commercially on farms for their ability to produce silk. With their high protein and relatively low-fat content, silkworms are considered to be amongst the best insect foods for Bearded dragons.
4 March 2019
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Superworms, also called Kingworms, Zoophobas or 'Supers', are the larval stage of the Darkling beetle (Zophobas morio). In many aspects, including their appearance, they are very similar to mealworms, but are significantly larger in size.
7 August 2018
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Metabolic bone disease (MBD), also referred to as hypocalcaemia or simply as calcium deficiency, is a serious nutritional disease where calcium in the bones is depleted in favour of increasing the calcium levels in the blood.
21 July 2019
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While the majority of a Bearded dragon’s food should consists of protein based foods such as insects, the second half of the diet should consist of ‘greens’. This includes an assortment of torn, shredded of diced fruit, vegetables, herbs, flowers and flower leaves.
8 September 2019
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To quarantine is defined as the isolation or keeping separate from others. There are times where Bearded dragons should be quarantined. This article give more information about the quarantine of Bearded dragons.
5 August 2019
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Mineral supplementation plays a vital part in keeping pet Bearded dragons healthy. One way to add these supplements to their diet is by gut-loading their food. In order to feed good quality feeder insects to your Bearded dragon, they also need to eat good quality food.