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Longest lasting food items

I_Love_George

Hatchling Dragon
3 Year Member
Just curious if anyone has an idea of what food items store the best. I normally feed George staples like collard greens, with the occasional offerings of a few fruits and feeders like horned worms or crickets once or twice a week. I would buy more but some of the stuff that he would like, no one in the house will really eat. I don't want to buy things that will go to waste. Any suggestions?
 

JenR

Bearded Dragon Egg
3 Year Member
some people use them green bags to keep produce fresher. I have not tried them personally, just heard that they work
 

tdrost

Juvenile Dragon
3 Year Member
I just started having a bit more of variety of greens in the fridge. Didn't take long and they became people food too! :)
 

lisa foster

Hatchling Dragon
3 Year Member
I use the veggie bags from the dollar store they keep things fresh for close to two weeks.
 

Julie

Hatchling Dragon
3 Year Member
what sorta things do you get in your veggie bags?i keep thinking am i over giving certain vits etc..
 

Dragonsx6

Juvenile Dragon
3 Year Member
what sorta things do you get in your veggie bags?i keep thinking am i over giving certain vits etc..

Julie I use the bags of mixed salads from Asda/Tesco etc. I just make sure there is no Spinach or Iceberg in them - I usually go for the French, Italian or Herb mixes they the ones my guys like best.
 

Julie

Hatchling Dragon
3 Year Member
hmm cool thanks. makes it easier as i get charlie's from asda.. :) would he be ok with

asda leaf salad (if i remove the iceberg, or asda finecut salad (pretty sure that ones ok) Frisée , Lambs Lettuce , Radicchio in Florette Crispy Salad be ok?
 

mozzie9511

Bearded Dragon Egg
3 Year Member
Dubias . . . . You only gotta buy em once they can live for up to 2 years. They give live birth its really a great cheap alternative especially if you have multiple dragons.
 

Dragonsx6

Juvenile Dragon
3 Year Member
hmm cool thanks. makes it easier as i get charlie's from asda.. :) would he be ok with

asda leaf salad (if i remove the iceberg, or asda finecut salad (pretty sure that ones ok) Frisée , Lambs Lettuce , Radicchio in Florette Crispy Salad be ok?
That shoul be ok Julie, The bags of the herb/italian not expensive tho, the biggest bag only £1.50, like Lizardlover says just make sure there no Iceberg & Cabbage in the ones you get.
@Lizardlover mine love anything bright coloured rather than just 'Green' think they look at the green and think thats healthy - not eating it he he. Give them peppers, strawbs, rasps, butternut, sweet potato, anything with a bit of colour and they wolf it down :)
 

Julie

Hatchling Dragon
3 Year Member
ok well i'm confused...
Julie I use the bags of mixed salads from Asda/Tesco etc. I just make sure there is no Spinach or Iceberg in them - I usually go for the French, Italian or Herb mixes they the ones my guys like best.


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from Dragonsx6..
then Lizarlover said no cabbage and dragon agreed....
and http://carolinadesignerdragons.com/common/docs/food_list.pdf says both types of cabbage are ok occassionally...

so which is it.. ok to give or not?
 

Dragonsx6

Juvenile Dragon
3 Year Member
ok well i'm confused...
from Dragonsx6..
then Lizarlover said no cabbage and dragon agreed....
and http://carolinadesignerdragons.com/common/docs/food_list.pdf says both types of cabbage are ok occassionally...

so which is it.. ok to give or not?
The bags I buy dont have any cabbage in them, I had given them the cabbage once or twice when we got ours and they dont like it anyway. If you go by the list you wont go far wrong. The cabbage can stop them absorbing the calcium which is why I now steer clear, but also why they say on the list it's ok occasionally. The food list is compiled by a well known breader.
When we get ours we tried almost everything we could get here in the uk from the lists to see what ours liked and didnt like, it's a constant learning experience.
Sorry if all the info we giving you is a bit confusing.
 

Julie

Hatchling Dragon
3 Year Member
it's ok, they are 'exotic' it's not meant to be an exact science to know all ! :) anyway..so which are the exact bags you get dragonsx6? i've personally got the florette crispy salad and the asda own leaf salad (removed all iceberg for my lunch instead :) ) and erm asda own finecut salad. but threw out all cabbage both green/white and red. giving just the otherstuff.
 

Dragonsx6

Juvenile Dragon
3 Year Member
it's ok, they are 'exotic' it's not meant to be an exact science to know all ! :) anyway..so which are the exact bags you get dragonsx6? i've personally got the florette crispy salad and the asda own leaf salad (removed all iceberg for my lunch instead :) ) and erm asda own finecut salad. but threw out all cabbage both green/white and red. giving just the otherstuff.

Hiya Julie the bags I get are the Asda Fresh Tastes Herb Salad, Italian Style or French Style Salad Bags. They are only £1 each for the 120g bag which usually does my 6 2 days per bag. I add to it with other bits & pieces depending what I got in the house or whats on special that they like. They love Banana and strawberries, they also like peppers too. Mine seem to like anything that got colour to it, if it just 'green' they can take it or leave it lol.
 

Julie

Hatchling Dragon
3 Year Member
cool ty.. hehe charlie loves squash and the peppers.. he's deffo a colour man.. lol. just ordered some butterworms as a treat for him, he's had a long shed, n got rather miffed cus of it so gonna treat him. plus i have to find a new supplier for my crickets as the store i use closes dec-mar. so gonna find a more permenant supplier i think.
 

Spikeleebd

Juvenile Dragon
3 Year Member
i use green bags just make sure you squeeze all air out and your vegatables will stay fresh for about a week longer
 

Julie

Hatchling Dragon
3 Year Member
I'm in West Yorkshire area. Charlie liked he butterworms but I think he wouldnt of been bothered if I hadnt got them.lol. Also found he prefers the 'silent' (or not so silent!! Had a batch of them being noisy!!) brown crickets more than the black ones..
 

Spikeleebd

Juvenile Dragon
3 Year Member
if I was you I wouldn't buy the black crickets much isn't known about the black cricket and from what I Have read about them that much of the black cricket is not digestible they don't even have nutrition chart for them.
 

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