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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
Lieutenant Dan The 1 Footed Dragon
My first concern was that my dragon wouldn't eat this as he survived in the wild eating nothing but insects. Let me explain, my cousin works for a vet, and some guy brought a dragon with a broken tail, and 3 missing feet, into the clinic. Most vets don't know too much about reptiles so she brought him to me because i'm quite familiar. Naturally I named him Lieutenant Dan. Well a full grown beardie eats...A LOT, i was looking for some ways to shrink his dietary budget and these did the trick. He immediately took to them and devoured about 19 pellets in one sitting. I usually soak them in a SMALL amount of water, just enough to be soaked up by the pellets. This increases your dragons daily water consumption keeping him hydrated and helping with shedding. I wouldn't recommend using this as an every day full diet replacement but on days you don't want to hit up the pet shop for live prey they come in handy. I will definitely buy again!
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful.
Not a Primary Food
By J. Albrecht
This stuff is good to have around for the occasional quick meal for your bearded dragon, but should definitely not be a primary food.
I feed my dragon mustard/collard greens and Reptiworms (highly recommended btw). I used to keep this Flucker's stuff in her dish all the time as well, but when many days were passing between her pooping and her becoming more lethargic I knew something was wrong. When she did finally poop it was also very runny. I resorted to extra baths and rubbing her stomach to stimulate digestion. This is a known solution to blocked dragons and after about 30min of this she'd finally poop. Another thing that can affect digestion in dragons are their habitat's temperature. One side of her habitat should reach temps of 90-110°F. My dragon's home was consistently between 95-100°, so I knew that wasn't the problem. I decided to eliminate the Flucker's food and within 2 days my dragon was back to normal. She was pooping regularly and back to her usual active self.
Many other dragon owners I've since talked to had similar issues with this Flucker's food and other pellet type foods. I recommend only using this Flucker's Buffet Blend if someone is lizard-sitting your dragon temporarily and doesn't want to deal with salad and worms. This shouldn't be for more than a few days though. Otherwise, sprinkling a few pellets here and there on your dragon's salad (as if you would croutons) is a good way to keep your dragon interested in the salad (bright colors attract them). All veteran bearded dragon owners will tell you that an adult dragon should be fed alternating days of salad (collard/mustard/dandelion greens) and a live food (Reptiworms are my favorite) along with calcium and vitamin supplements. Deviating from this can cause health issues for your dragon.
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Great Snack for my Dragon
Mine came with LOTS of freeze-dried adult crickets along with the red pellets and a few freeze-dried mealworms.
My dragon isn't crazy about these, but she does eat them every once in a while. She likes things that are bright red. They also make a pleasant crunching sound - it's like your dragon is eating little red cheetos.
Remember, this is not a primary food source for bearded dragons. Even the jar itself says it recommends "supplementing" their diet with fresh food. I use the Buffet Blend as a treat or snack, sometimes mixing a few into my dragon's salad to give it some variety. I also keep it as an emergency food, in case there is a day that I have no fresh food for whatever reason.
To be honest, I don't like the freeze-dried insects that come in here. My dragon doesn't eat them and I think they're gross. I only feed her fresh insects. So I just toss the dead bugs outside and watch wild animals eat them. :P