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Discussion in 'Bearded Dragons' started by Mledwards123, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. Mledwards123

    Mledwards123 Elite Member

    Ok so are stick bugs good for bearded dragons? Some people have told me that and I wasn't sure
  2. Tired

    Tired Elite Member

    They can be a nice snack but I don't think they'd be a viable stable. They're also expensive feeders
  3. Mledwards123

    Mledwards123 Elite Member

  4. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Ok hold on here a minute! Some species of stick insect are capable of spraying an acid like substance and it can blind an attacker. Some will also bleed a foul smelling substance from the joints in their legs.
    They are not all defenseless!

    Are you talking about going outside and catching all these insects you are asking about?
  5. justor

    justor Elite Member

    I didn't know that. Stick bugs just got a little bit cooler lol.
  6. Turner

    Turner Elite Member

    Right?! I read that and was like "SWEET!!"
  7. Mledwards123

    Mledwards123 Elite Member

    No I'm not going to feed any insects from outside to my beardie. I order them or I go to a pet store
  8. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Cool! I would just stick with the regular types of feeders.
  9. Mledwards123

    Mledwards123 Elite Member

    Ok thank yu. And I'm ordering some horn and silk worms here soon hopefully he will enjoy them
  10. TigerIvy

    TigerIvy Elite Member

    Silkworms are an excellent feeder - hands down. Danged if I can remember the name but they contain a chemical that helps calcium absorb and they are low in chitin, high protein decent in fat too. But remember variety is always best
  11. Mledwards123

    Mledwards123 Elite Member

    I'm working on the variety part
  12. TigerIvy

    TigerIvy Elite Member

    I know its hard and some feeders are easier to breed them others.

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