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Hand / tong feeding

MisterD83

Juvenile Dragon
Is it a bad idea to tame a dragon to the point I hand (tong for things that I fear will bite) feed them their food insect by insect?

Beatrix eats silkies out of my fingers with less hesitation each feeding till she starts getting full (then 2 more off my arm since thats where I feed her at) and Steiner ate 6 dusted large super worms out of tongs for breakfast this morning.
 

anthony.price.50767984

Juvenile Dragon
Is it a bad idea to tame a dragon to the point I hand (tong for things that I fear will bite) feed them their food insect by insect?

Beatrix eats silkies out of my fingers with less hesitation each feeding till she starts getting full (then 2 more off my arm since thats where I feed her at) and Steiner ate 6 dusted large super worms out of tongs for breakfast this morning.
I feed mine locusts or morio worms locust i just put them in their vivariums and let them hunt them down i feel its more natural for them morio worms i use tongs as its alot easier
 

Canicke

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I use tongs to remove and place roaches and worms but only occasionally to directly feed. They both know the tongs and will visually follow them until i drop the insect then they have to catch it.
 

anthony.price.50767984

Juvenile Dragon
I use tongs to remove and place roaches and worms but only occasionally to directly feed. They both know the tongs and will visually follow them until i drop the insect then they have to catch it.
I've never used roaches myself id have to use 6ft tongs for them lol try them with a box of locusts see how u get on u get bout 20 locusts to a box depending on the size i believe
 

Josh

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I've not hand fed my dragons but I don't see why it would be bad. You may want to let them hunt the insects down at some point though. it's good exercise!
 

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