Topics Forums Bearded Dragons Colonel loves crickets!! Yum! ๐Ÿ˜‹

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  • #531

    amybergeron
    Participant
    Colonel loves crickets!! Yum! ๐Ÿ˜‹

    Iโ€™m hoping this post will help me win 500 crickets for our dear beardie, Colonel Mustard! ย Heโ€™s our 19 month old baby and loves him some crickets! ย Good luck to all participants and wishing everyone and their pets a good day!!

  • #536

    CritterDepot
    Keymaster

    Beautiful morph!

  • #538

    amybergeron
    Participant

    Thank you!

  • #1606

    Savannah125
    Participant

    Your bearded dragon looks like my bearded dragon Yoshi!

  • #1607

    Zoodulcis
    Moderator

    Ah Amy, don’t you know it’s not nice to post a picture of someone on the toilet? ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  Seriously though, he is really fine looking.ย  Besides crickets, what other food does he enjoy?

  • #1614

    amybergeron
    Participant

    Haha! ย I guess I didnโ€™t think about invading Colonelโ€™s toilet time privacy! ย ๐Ÿ˜‚. He loves to relax on a towel on the toilet after his bath is done. ๐Ÿ›€ ย Colonel loves all kinds of food: collards, mango, red peppers, papaya, mustard greens, blackberries, squash, superworms, dubia roaches and of course CRICKETS!

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  • #1616

    Zoodulcis
    Moderator

    Sounds like a very well-rounded diet.ย  What sort of supplementations do you dust the food with?

  • #1677

    amybergeron
    Participant

    Colonel gets his repti-vitamins 2x per week in addition to his calcium dust.

  • #1681

    Zoodulcis
    Moderator

    Sounds like a sounds supplementation strategy.ย  What sort of greens does he enjoy?

  • #1762

    amybergeron
    Participant

    We use collard greens, mustard greens, turnip greens, dandelion greens, endive, and basil leaves (calcium supplement).

  • #1800

    Zoodulcis
    Moderator

    Basil leaves!ย  Now that’s a new one on me but I don’t know why not.ย  I guess it’s not on most people’s reptile food list due to cost.ย  It does have a number of health benefits (basil oil is particularly effective in certain therapeutic uses for certain illnesses). Thank you for that comprehensive list and a new item that can safely be added to a diet, and many forum members will take note and thank you as well.ย  I take it he likes them quite well?

  • #1840

    amybergeron
    Participant

    Yes, Basil leaves are an excellent source of calcium and vitamin A! I have one plant in my kitchen and itโ€™s pretty self sustaining for months. Iโ€™ll leave basil leaves around his tank too so he can munch on them and the leaves have a great aroma. Helps me and Colonel Mustard out! ๐Ÿ˜†

  • #1841

    amybergeron
    Participant

    We also give Colonel mango occasionally, papaya which he loves and can have daily, and I shred raw butternut squash as a topping for his food. They love added color in their greens so it entices him and is good for him.

  • #1875

    amybergeron
    Participant

    Colonel is still hoping and crossing his claws to win some crickets!! ๐Ÿฆ— ๐ŸฆŽ

  • #1882

    Zoodulcis
    Moderator

    The Colonel looks like he is clean and shining and very aesthetically pleasing in black and white after his bath.ย  Tell the Colonel to get all of his friends to log on and give him a Critter Gold.ย  That is the best way to win those yummy jumpers!