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My Beardie

October 2, 2008 | By Cowbelle K. | 6 comments

About a year ago, I acquired a 9 year old female Beardie. I have always had cats and dogs, but she came into the vet clinic where I worked, about to be euthanized. Her owner was moving and could not take her with him. It just happened to be my birthday and I called my husband and asked him if he had gotten me anything yet. He said "Not yet....why?" (in the tone of "I think I know where this is leading..."). After I assured him that it was not another dog or cat, he said that he'll see me at home later with "whoever comes home with you". I had never had a reptile before, but the previous owner provided me with her logs, food, lamps, etc, almost everything that I would need to get started. I thanked him and assured him that I would take the best care of her that I could for her remaining years.. So it's been a year and I don't know how much longer she will be with me (she has been slowing down a lot the last month or so), but she is very sweet and I do love her a lot. She likes to be let out of her tank to walk around my bedroom and her and 2 of my cats get along very well. All 3 have quite an interest in the cricket keeper! (For different reasons, I am sure) Please write back and tell me stories about your Beardies and how you got them or the things that they like to do.
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rachel D.
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rachel D.
5 years ago

well i have had mine beardie for about 5 mounths now i got him as a baby i feed mine all kinds of veggs he loves i also hibiscus flower that i grow. i have had my hibiscus tree for about 8 years now or longer i know what goes on it. iiu should also try meal worms they are really good. there is a new type of worms called Phoenix Worms. here is a website for them so u can read on them www.premiumcrickets.com/Phoenix-Worms_31.html

Samantha N.
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Samantha N.
5 years ago

Hello,
I highly dont recommend feeding your beardie the crickets from your backyard. You dont know what or if they have been exposed to poisons. Also I hope you are not just feeding an all protein diet. They need other nutrients such as: kale, collard greens, mustard greens, and dandelion leaves (the big green ones from the store). You can also occasionally feed them berries (blue berries/black berries). I sometimes, like once or twice a week, feed mine pinkies (baby mice). I also dont like to feed a lot of hard shelled insects due to it being difficult to digest. Not to mention that pinkies are a better source of calcium.

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